I mean, listen, this isn’t the first time they’ve turned a sex scene into a rape scene on the show, just look at Drogo and Dany in the premiere. And they made Talisa pregnant just so they could brutalize her even more in the Red Wedding. They brought in Ros just to kill her in a…
I have too many errands to run to respond to this in full, but I want to say this: One of my chief problems with the way Ros died was that it happened OFF SCREEN. We saw every damn minute of Theon’s suffering and there’s a clear implication that his suffering will have some big fat repercussions. Ros’ death was all about aesthetics. She became a tableau, set dressing. And then you could buy a poster of the image. Because beautiful death!
Ugh, there’s a lot more to say but I’ve got places to be. Yags, let’s discuss over drinks at worldcon.