May 22, 2015
I think it’s safe to say we all needed an intense therapy session after that closing scene from Sunday’s Game of Thrones episode. A bottle and a half of merlot and 2 episodes of Kimmy Schmidt still didn’t make that terrifying scene any less vivid. This whole week has been sprinkled with sudden, debilitating flashbacks of Sansa’s wedding night. Theon’s blubbering face, Ramsey’s translucent skin, Sansa’s surprisingly broad shoulders…it’s all just too much. This isn’t the first time this show has fucked up my week (Red Wedding, anyone?!) Game of Thrones is like a bad relationship and I’m starting to think that it’s time to break up for good. So, we were all pretty shocked to hear what Sophie Turner (aka real-life Sansa) had to say about her rape scene.
“When I read that scene, I kinda loved it. I love the way Ramsay had Theon watching. It was all so messed up.”
Well guess what Sophie? You kinda suck. We’re so fucking happy for you and the fact that your “messed up” fantasy was made into a reality and is now haunting the majority of the population. Also, (nerd alert), that particular scene happened to another character in the book, not Sansa. So a lot of people are pissed because it wasn’t exactly crucial to the plot and worse, it didn’t originally come from the brilliant (and pretty fucked up) mind of George R.R. Martin. I guess Sophie is entitled to her opinion, but admitting she loved the traumatic rape scene her character had to suffer through is not the best way to make friends.
However, despite all our complaints about this particular scene and others, we’ll be back next Sunday for more fucked up shit. Maybe Sansa will pull a “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and ass rape Ramsay while Stannis storms Winterfell. Or maybe Sansa will die in a horrific wild dog attack. At this point, though, who really cares?