imagine a muggleborn in hogwarts starts singing Bohemian Rhapsody under their breath and then another muggleborn notices and starts singing along
and then suddenly all the muggleborns in the area are belting out the lyrics and head banging and every single pureblood is left utterly confused
I don't get it, why everyone loves helena and want her back so badly? she kinda killed sarah's mother and stuff...
Asketh - Anonymous
i’m not going to speak for everyone but i want helena back because i see something in her, underneath the violence that became a part of her through years and years of horrific abuse, that gives us a glimpse into who helena might have been if she’d had a normal life. the violence and the crazy isn’t her fault, or her choice, and it isn’t even really her. if you pay attention to the times when helena is acting of her own free will rather than at the command of the proletheans, you can see a spark of something very caring and gentle starting to show itself.
and i think sarah saw it too. she told kira that she didn’t think anyone could help helena and she went to the ship with every intention of ending helena’s life, but even though she didn’t know they’re sisters, she couldn’t bring herself to go through with it. why would she help her if she thought helena was completely beyond saving?
(really quickly about amelia: “mother” is a word that only loosely applies. amelia gave birth to sarah but other than that, she is neither sarah’s mother by nature or by nurture. amelia is not genetically related to sarah nor did she raise her. yes, her death was tragic. yes, sarah was crushed by it. yes, it was cruel and wrong for helena to kill her. but i honestly think that a large part of why sarah was so deeply hurt was that helena killed her, and sarah wanted to hope that helena could change.)
anyway i’m getting into ramble mode so let me sum up:
- underneath the violence which is not her fault, helena has an immense capacity for love.
- sarah cares about helena. IT’S CANON TATIANA SAID SO.
- helena has shown an incredible willingness to follow sarah.
- add these three together and what do you get? a situation where sarah could steer helena in the right direction and help her find herself again underneath the layers upon layers of abuse that have been inflicted on her. i don’t know about you but i want helena to have this chance.
To add on my own part why I ended up really liking the character (even thought I found her initially too psycho), for two reasons:
1. As saramanningyeah essentially said, Helena’s a girl who was damaged. There was something under the surface that Kira saw — that even Sarah saw when she wasn’t being freaked out. And we as an audience saw it. As Tatiana spoke about her character, Helena was motivated by love. Which is true…but I think personally, in a twisted way. But true. You could say that she murdered her mother out of a bizarre kind of love for her sister. She felt this woman calling herself “birth mother” was not only some kind of blasphemous presence, but some oblique danger to her birth sibling in her kooky, brainwashed mind. You could say everything Helena’s done up to the point of trying to strangle her sister was motivated by that twisted love. So we can’t really hate her…we can be frightened by her and raise a brow at her. But ultimately she’s not a cut and dry antagonist. She’s, quote Alison, messed up. And as a viewer invested in the story, you kind of can’t help but project a need to fix her and help her experience normalcy in her mind and life somehow.
2. Out of all of the clones, honestly I think it’s actually the most fun watching Tatiana play Helena. She’s such a dramatic departure of personality and vibe and tone from the otherwise normal other clones, and so unpredictable. She’s just a helluva lot of fun to watch and be scared by/feel empathy for. So I’ll definitely miss that about her.
so my boyfriend and I tried roleplaying the other day and we did the whole “professor and bad student who needs to pass” thing, only he wanted to be the professor, so I had to be the horny and failing student. I’m the valedictorian of my senior class of 400 and I have a horrible phobia of flunking, so when he whispered “you’re failing my class, you naughty girl” in my ear, I started crying and we had to stop