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This is how that controversial ‘Game of Thrones’ scene should’ve ended
This “leaked” first draft might not have caused as much rage as the version that aired.
Editor’s note: This story contains plot spoilers from already-aired episodes of Game of Thrones Season 4.
The scene in “Breaker of Chains” in which Jaime Lannister rapes his twin sister Cersei next to the corpse of their son Joffrey, was different in the books, where the sex was more consensual. Explanations from author George R.R. Martin, the episode’s writers, director, and one of the actors involved about the scene and why changes were made have only made fans even more angry and confused.
But a parody first draft of the scene might not have caused so much rage.
Dan Abromowitz created the alternate version of scene. Not only does Jaime not rape Cersei (something that went against his established character to begin with) they even manage to have a civilized discussion without hints of threats to come—a rarity in Westeros. Here’s just a snippet of it.
Of course, it’s a commentary on the original scene itself, but it goes even further and makes additional nods on the countless criticisms the scene has received since it first aired Sunday night.
It might not have been the scene we wanted, but it’s still better than the scene we got.
Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.