GAME OF THRONES Will Finally Deal with the Fallout of Sansa and Ramsey’s Marriage
The ending of “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” in the fifth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones left with us a very bad taste in our mouths. A lot of us, including myself, hoped for Sansa Stark to grow a pair and just kill that psychotic jerk. Our appetite for her retribution was left wanting by the very end of the her storyline for Season 5 where she and Reek jumped into a snowy bank of uncertainty. Now it seems that we’ll finally see what Sansa decides to do about her situation, according to director Jeremy Podeswa.
Game of Thrones director Jeremy Podeswa made a statement at a FOX Studios event saying that creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff are heard the critique concerning the events following Sansa’s wedding night rape, and it will play a part in the upcoming sixth season.
“They did not want to be too overly influenced,” says Podeswa, “But they did absorb and take it in and it did influence them in a way.”
In Podeswa’s opinion, he feels that the scene was a necessary evil in creating a “brutal world where horrible things happen.” “We knew it was going to be challenging for the audience,” he says. “To be fair, the criticism was the notion of it, not the execution. It was handled as sensitively as it could possibly be; you hardly see anything.”
As horrible as the scene was, I am generally inclined to agree. The act itself was not shown, though we could still hear Sansa’s suffering. And it could have been a lot worse. In the original book series, it was Sansa’s friend Jeyne Poole (disguised as Sansa) who was put on the receiving end of Ramsay’s more brutal games. Would we have had the same emotional response if the television series kept Jeyne in the story?
As for Sansa finally settling things with Ramsay (probably), I hope she deals a very harsh hand. That guy needs to face his comeuppance soon!