My friend and I only had one important thing to say about last night’s episode, and that was:
We repeated it many times. Loudly.
#WHERE’S SHE PUTTING THAT ONE #OH GOD #WHY #I GUESS BECAUSE THAT AREA HAS THE MOST BLOOD? #WELL IT DOES *NOW* BECAUSE SHE BANGED HIM OUT OF NOWHERE #HE’S REALLY SCARED NOW I THINK WE CAN DISPENSE WITH HER LAMB FOR SLAUGHTER METAPHOR #HIS MEAT WOULD BE MAJORLY SPOILED #HIS MEAT HAS A LEECH ON IT #DICK LEECH #DICK LEEEEEEECH #wow Stannis just touched the dick leech #Game of Thrones #Melisandre #Gendry #Stannis Baratheon #Davos Seaworth #Team Dragonstone
He is as frightened as I am, Sansa realized. Perhaps that should have made her feel more kindly toward him, but it did not. All she felt was pity, and pity was death to desire.
(Source: sansasnark, via joannalannister)
Awwww! He’s trying to feed his little wolf pup! Hold your hand flat, Sandor, otherwise she might bite your fingers.
Personally, I like that they included Tyrion saying something like ‘I could’ when he was thinking about going through with the bedding. I think it was important for them to acknowledge that, despite the fact it was not where either of them wanted to be, the power was still all his.
When I read that chapter, part of the serious discomfort came from the power imbalance. Because we see it through Sansa’s POV, this is even more acute. Tyrion wants her, and is seriously tempted to take what he wants. His guilt doesn’t kick in until after they are naked, in bed - much further down the line than it happened in the show (for reasons of Sophie’s age, I assume. Had she been older, I can imagine it may have been handled somewhat differently. Maybe. I don’t like to assume that D&D will automatically go for boob at every opportunity but evidence up till this point has not been favorable in that regard.)
I guess my point is that I liked that we got an acknowledgment of Tyrions faults during this scene, however briefly. By dent of being a show favorite the wedding became his experience, even though the source material comes mostly from Sansa and her experiences. Given the aforementioned barriers presented by Sophie’s age, there was a danger that the show could have completely skated over the complete ikkiness of the whole exchange.
It come very close; I felt Tyrion’s discomfort was made more of, and Sansa’s reactions were kind of off camera. They could have decided to make Tyrion too drunk to do the bedding (but still wanting to - which I thought they might do for a horrible moment), or just have him straight up refuse right from the moment they got in the bedroom. But they made it clear that he had a moment of doubt, as he let her begin to undress. And they had him state it out loud. He wanted to, he could have done, but he didn’t. I think that’s a really important point, even though like I said, it was only a brief little line.
Considering my usual disappointment with this show, it was nice to be pleasantly surprised for a change. I think it was a good example of how to deal with translating the internal monologue of the books in to a TV show - and one with an underage actress (or for that matter, any age actress who isn’t comfortable with on-screen nudity. It IS possible not to resort to breasts!) It gave Sansa a little something back, by having the show acknowledge that she was the real victim here, and that however nice a bloke Tyrion might be usually, he was only a hairsbreadth away from raping her (because that’s what it would have been, even if she was physically compliant). Considering the show’s treatment of her up till now, it was refreshing.
And can be please give applause for Sansa’s complete grown up maturity and restraint throughout the whole episode, even while her adult husband got himself stupidly drunk and played the fool? Hardly the stupid little girl many continue to paint her as.
(Source: deisegal, via thekrakensonions)
Sandor: *snuggles closely*
Sansa: *plays hard to get*
when i was
a young boy
took me into the city
to see a marching band
he said, “son when—”
Really excited for the next
Episode of game of thrones it should be
Wow how wonderful is this turning out for everybody
Edmure is gonna marry roslin; i’m so glad they got this
Deal worked out with the freys
Definitely a move toward peace
I‘m just so thrilled that everything is going so well for the
North, long live robb stark, I
Guess nothing is stopping him from winning the war now!! heh