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. No Ramsay. None of it.
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 tells Sansa she could've avoided sexual and emotional abuse had she left with him in season 2; however, Sansa suggests the abuse is what made her stronger. The Oscar-nominated actress tweeted a photo of Turner sitting on a throne with the following caption:. Rape is not a tool to make a character stronger. The littlebird was always a Phoenix. Her prevailing strength is solely because of her.
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.
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?