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Helen Smith is a citizen of the Greater Nazi Reich in New York. She and her husband SS-Obergruppenführer John Smith have three children together - Thomas, Jennifer, and Amy. Helen is an archetypal housewife as defined by the Reich. Since the end of the war, she has become fully committed to Nazi ideology and frequently derides those seen to be against them.

Helen is a well-known socialite within the New York elite because of her husband's position and connections within the SS. She frequently hosts and attends formal events with the aim of assisting John or increasing her own social standing. As a result, most of her friends are the wives of other high-ranking Nazis or important officials.

Biography

Early Life

Not much is known about Helen's early life except she grew up poor along with John Smith during the Great Depression, leading to her being supportive of the Nazi regime later in her life. In the season finale of Season 2, she and her husband witnessed the atomic bombing of Washington D.C, at the time she was pregnant with Thomas. 

Season One

In Season 1 it is shown that she is a housewife while her husband works. She gets to know Joe Blake and Rudolph Wegner better when John Smith invites them over on VA Day.

Season Two

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Season Three

Helen is shown to be severely affected by Thomas' death, so much so that she has taken to alcohol and sedatives to help her cope with her loss. This intense grieving lead to Helen asking John whether it is possible to contact the dead via seances while she was drunk, indicating that she cannot come to grips with her loss. During Season 3, Helen started attending psychiatric therapy with Dr Ryan and as the season goes on, she exhibits an impulsive behaviour. This exhibited in her not only having a one-off relationship with Dr Ryan (who informed John later but greatly downplaying it when he told John) but also questioning Nazi dogma by pointing out that Joseph Goebbels served the Reich well despite having a deformed right foot. 

Appearance & Personality

Helen Smith is a very dutiful wife and mother, mothering her children affectionately and is shown to care deeply about her children and her husband. Initially, she is shown to relish taking care of the Smith household and has skills in cooking. However, despite this exterior, she is shown to be very aware of Smith's position and  the perils it brings with it in the forms of political rivals and enemies like Reinhard Heydrich and J. Edgar Hoover. Throughout the seasons, she is shown to be dependent on sedatives, taking them whenever the situation turned extremely stressful. After Thomas' death, Helen fell into a deep depressive state and changed from the housewife persona she had in Seasons 1 and 2. In addition to this, she is shown to have taken to alcohol and sedatives to keep her composure, to the extent that Himmler started seeing her as a liability for John. An impulsive side is also seen, with her affair with her therapist and her openly questioning Nazi ideology. Helen even openly confirmed rumours that Joseph Goebbels had a deformity (an actual fact that was dismissed by Nazis as a mere rumour). Helen still retains her protective motherly behaviour when rumours of Jennifer being a possible carrier of Thomas' condition arise, even halting a blood-taking that is compulsory.

Relationships

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Appearances

Season One
"The New World"
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"Sunrise"
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"The Illustrated Woman"
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"Revelations"
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"The New Normal"
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"Three Monkeys"
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"Truth"
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"End of the World"
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"Kindness"
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"A Way Out"
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Season Two
"The Tiger's Cave"
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"The Road Less Traveled"
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"Travelers"
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"Escalation"
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"Duck and Cover"
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"Kintsugi"
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"Land O' Smiles"
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"Loose Lips"
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"Detonation"
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"Fallout"
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Season Three
"Now More Than Ever ..."
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"Imagine Manchuria"
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"Sensô Kôi"
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"Sabra"
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"The New Colossus"
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"History Ends"
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"Excess Animus"
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"Kasumi ..."
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"Baku"
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"Jahr Null"
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Gallery

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Notes & Trivia

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References