What bothers me most about the Bastard Girls thing is (unless they meet a terrible fate themselves) this just feels like D&D trying to dodge a bullet from female viewers. They are giving us his hunts, but it feels like they’re trying to soften the brutality of that whole situation by having a woman be in on it too. Except the whole point of it all is that Ramsay is a misogynist who dehumanizes everyone he can get a grip on. By doing this they completely miss what George was trying to do. Ramsay is the last character you should be trying to make easier to swallow. If they wanted to do something to keep people from calling them sexist writers then they should have taken out the Podrick scenes and given us something useful.
You know having Sansa talk about her family tragedies to Tyrion doesn’t upset me because I want her to be this stone faced ice queen. Its because doing that is missing a very major aspect to her character. She decided after Ned died not to put her trust in the Lannister family again out of fear. One false move and she’s dead, and she knows this. So having her just tell him these things and do it in a public setting completely undermines an important part of her development. And its all for the sake of having him be the one she seeks comfort from, its so he can look like a noble person while she looks vulnerable. Don’t kid yourself into thinking scenes like that are there to help her character. Its just like Cat’s monologue about Jon Snow.
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