‘Game of Thrones’ Writers Explain The Sansa-Ramsay Scene | TV News
It was one of those moments that left a bitter taste in my mouth, and worse still put me off an entire television series in preference for the books, but the writers of the Sansa Scene with Ramsay Snow – you know the one – have responded to the criticism on the commentary of the series.
The scene was criticised by many fans and critics for taking away Sansa’s story by leaving it on Theon Greyjoy’s shocked face, and emasculating the character of Sansa. Bryan Cogman, Jeremy Podeswa, David Benioff, and D.B. Weiss have now provided some fascinating insight into the though process behind the scene:
“I think it’s important to talk about because of the response this storyline got,” Cogman says. “It’s sort of ‘damned if you do, damned if you don’t.’ If you don’t talk about it, people think you’re ashamed of it; if you do talk about it, everything you say is taken out of context.
Basically, when we decided to combine Sansa’s storyline with another character in the books it was done with the idea that it would be hugely dramatically satisfying to have Sansa back in her occupied childhood home and navigate this Gothic horror story she’s found herself in and, of course, to be reunited with Theon – setting her on the path to reclaiming her family home and becoming a major player in the big overall story.
That said, when we decided we were going to do that we were faced with the question: If she’s marrying Ramsay, what would happen on her wedding night? And we made the decision to not shy away from what would realistically would happen on that wedding night with these two characters, and the reality of the situation, and the reality of this particular world”.
Game of Thrones season 5 hits DVD and Blu-ray on the 15th of March, and Season 6 of the show premieres on the 24th of April.
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