Turner attributes the hate Sansa got specifically during the first season, ostensibly because she was “weak” or “stupid,” to the fact that “people see their own faults in her character, and they don’t like facing their own weaknesses. I think if anyone was a 13-year-old girl put in her situation, they would probably act exactly the same. When I was younger, Maisie, who plays my sister, and I were in scenes together and people loved her character and they hated mine, and it really used to affect me.”

It’s been a relatively lackluster season for Jon Snow. After he fled from the Wildlings in season three, Snow threw himself on the mercies of his superiors at Castle Black and begged forgiveness while trying in vain to warn them of the coming armies of Mance Rayder. Aside from a brief (but satisfying) conquest to topple Craster’s Keep, most of Jon’s arc this season has been essentially about bureaucracy, and how those in power don’t necessarily know their ass from a hole in the ground. Or in this case, they don’t know a serious threat from children’s scary stories. Basically, Ygritte’s not the only one who believes Jon Snow knows nothing. But in “The Watchers On The Wall” Jon’s predictions of war came true. And there was much blood and carnage.

“Size does not matter when you are flat on your back.” “Thank the gods!” Even when it’s life or death, Tyrion finds room for a sex joke.

This is what frustrates me…People don’t like Sansa because she is feminine. It annoys me that people only like the feminine characters when they act like male characters. And they always go on about feminism. Like, you’re rooting for the people who look like boys, who act like boys, who fight like boys. Root for the girls who wear dresses and are intellectually very strong.

Margaery looked very like her brother, the Knight of Flowers. The queen wondered if they had other things in common. Our little rose has a good many ladies waiting attendance on her, night and day.

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10 Funny Mother’s Day Greeting Cards based on Game of Thrones by happyplace.com

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Production details from “Oathkeeper:” Jaime Lannister, the Kingsguard White Book and the page of Prince Aemon the Dragonknight, the sword Oathkeeper, and Brienne’s new armor.

Another look at Brienne’s new armor. 

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Elsa, meet Margaery, Margaery, meet Elsa. 
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Elsa, meet Margaery, Margaery, meet Elsa. 

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Every time Brienne scowls as Pod wobbles on his horse or sets their dinner on fire, my heart remembers what joy is again.

We spent a long time rehearsing it with Alex [Graves], the director, and myself and Nik and Jack [Gleeson] and you know, of course it’s a very complicated moment for many reasons and what I will say about it is, from my stance as an actor who’s had this character for three years, four years, who knows her intimately…you know you’re standing, as a woman in absolute grief, in pain that she’s never felt before. And you know, she’s staring at the body of her dead son who’s been her sanity and her purpose and she’s joined by her brother who’s also her lover so, you know, we’ve also got bigger problems going on than the ones everyone’s talking about. And it becomes very messy.

Bronn teaches Jaime to fight more effectively through the tried and true method of “stop hitting yourself.”

If you don’t love Asha (Yara) Greyjoy then I just don’t know.

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I think a lot of people in general are desensitized to it. That’s the bigger issue. We see it thrown into our media so often, it becomes “no big deal” to many, and that’s scary. Rape is a big deal. Consider the effect the scene in Game of Thrones might have in a world already throwing around phrases like “legitimate rape” or “rape-rape.” People try to add these qualifiers or make excuses for why something isn’t rape, and that’s exactly what’s happening in response to this episode in particular. It’s why so many rapes go unreported or why many rapists don’t think they’re actually rapists. It’s a horrifying thought and it’s something being perpetuated in our entertainment unnecessarily and without caution.

Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime, acknowledged in an interview with The Daily Beast that ‘for some people, it’s just going to look like rape,’ but ‘the intention is that it’s not just that; it’s about two people who’ve had this connection for so many years, and much of it is physical, and much of it has had to be kept secret, and this is almost the last thing left now. It’s him trying to force her back and make him whole again because of his stupid hand.’ So, is it rape? ‘Yes, and no. There are moments where she gives in, and moments where she pushes him away. But it’s not pretty.’ Just my opinion here, but if your answer to ‘Is it rape?’ is ‘yes and no,’ then it’s probably rape.

“I just know how things are. How many Starks need to be beheaded before you figure that out?” Forget my cop show idea. How about we reboot Punky Brewster with these characters? The Hound takes in Arya, a scrappy orphan with an unconventional fashion sense, and through her spunky adventures (like seeking bloody vengeance on the enemies of her family) he teaches her valuable life lessons, like sword naming is for c*nts and the weak don’t deserve silver!