When he notes that she used to be too scared to look at him, she responds, "That was a long time ago. I heard you were broken in. Broken in rough. No Littlefinger.
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On the latest episode of Game of Thrones , the show brought up one of its most controversial plot points: the rape of Sansa Stark in Season 5. In the episode, the topic arises when the Hound and Sansa Sophie Turner have a one-on-one conversation after the Battle of Winterfell, with Sansa essentially expressing gratitude toward both her rapist and the man who manipulated her for years for making her the Strong Woman she is today. Another voice joining the chorus of critique? Jessica Chastain, who co-stars with Turner in the upcoming Dark Phoenix. The littlebird was always a Phoenix. Her prevailing strength is solely because of her. And her alone. After the backlash to the Season 5 assault, writer-producer Bryan Cogman explained in that the decision for Sansa to be raped on her wedding night by Ramsay Bolton was the only realistic narrative choice. Most people in that situation, they have to play a longer game.
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Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. Sign up for The Complex Newsletter for breaking news, events, and unique stories. Warning: This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones season 8, episode 4. A day after episode 4 premiered, Chastain went to Twitter to condemn the show's framing of sexual assault.
The Hound, who once tried to convince Sansa to leave Kings Landing with her in season 2, tells her that had she escaped with him, she would have avoided the abuse she suffered throughout the series — including her rape by the psychopathic Ramsay Bolton. Rape is not a tool to make a character stronger. The littlebird was always a Phoenix. Her prevailing strength is solely because of her. And her alone. GameOfThrones pic. If you have opted in for our browser push notifications, and you would like to opt-out, please refer to the following instructions depending on your device and browser. For turning notifications on or off on Google Chrome and Android click here , for Firefox click here , for Safari click here and for Microsoft's Edge click here. FB Twitter ellipsis More.