Discussing the how Helen’s death played out during a Deadline virtual panel in July, Bateman said: “You’ve got Wendy, Marty and Nelson, Helen’s bodyguard, approaching camera. Nelson kind of peels off and leaves frame and the three of us continue coming towards camera.
“There’s a reverse on Navarro, there’s a little meet and greet. I’ll be the spoiler alert, and she gets her head blown off but it’s in front of our faces. Literally, like a tree would fall down, right across the front of us and you’re left with our shocked and blood-splattered faces.
“Marty and Wendy, not only with the shock of someone being shot in front of them, but also the growing realisation of ‘what now? Oh, my God, I can’t believe what we’re going to have to go through with next season.’
“That’s sort of what we’re trying to signal to the audience, it’s an ultimate cliffhanger of the circumstances now.”