‘Game Of Thrones’ is generally not for the faint of heart, but the April 20 episode had even the most hardened fans upset over Jaime’s rape of his twin sister, Cersei, next to their son Joffrey’s casket. That is an insane sentence. See what fans are saying below!
Fans of Game Of Thrones are not just upset over the fact that Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) raped his sister Cersei (Lena Headey) on the April 20 episode, but by the fact that it didn’t even happen that way in the still-pretty-disturbing series of novels on which the HBO show is based. It’s difficult to understand why the show felt the need to throw in some sibling rape to a series that is — let’s face it — already pretty rape-y and violent towards women. Read on for what fans are saying about it, and to find out how it all played out in the books! But uh, the passage is pretty NSFW.
‘Game Of Thrones’: Fans React To Jaime’s Rape Of Twin Sister Cersei
If you haven’t read the books — or maybe you just need a refresher — see below for how that scene went down in George R. R. Martin‘s mind. It is predictably still fairly NSFW, so, read at your own risk:
To the people who think Jaime rapes Cersei in the books: pic.twitter.com/jMKUlzXZpD
— Becky Nock (@becky_nock) April 21, 2014
So… not exactly a romp through a sunny meadow for the reader, but still not rape. Here’s what some fans have had to say about HBO’s departure from the book — and from Jaime’s character development:
That scene with Cersei & Jamie was a lot more mutual on the page. Jamie may be an incestuous killer but was never a rapist. #BreakerOfChains
— SinCityMermaid (@SinCityMermaid) April 21, 2014
There were actually a lot of good things in last night’s episode but the Jaime-Cersei scene casts a pall over them. Unfortunate choice.
— Ours Is The Fury (@WiC_Fury) April 21, 2014
remember when jaime raped cersei in the books ahahhahahahahahahahahaha yea mE NEITHER
— ♕ lannisters ♕ (@kingslayering) April 21, 2014
Jaime would never rape Cersei.. or any other woman. Cersei wanted it just as much as Jaime. I don’t know why the show made it look like rape
— Jon Snow (@JonSnowBastrd) April 21, 2014
In the book, Cersei says “No no no – well, okay I guess.” That’s rape. The show didn’t change it from not rape to rape. It was always rape.
— Jim Brooks (@nerdsherpa) April 21, 2014
that jaime/cersei scene was so disturbing i want to punch things??? why is shock factor so important to you HBO?? #GoT
— Wissal (@NotCuteNTwisted) April 21, 2014
‘Game Of Thrones’: Don’t Forget That Jaime Tried To Kill Bran Stark
Nobody wins when there is an incestuous pair of twins with killer instincts breeding kings with false claims and faulty tempers, but, HBO, your fans are right — we probably could have kept rape out of the equation. And, yes — what happened on the show was indeed rape. It’s true that we don’t know what’s going on in Cersei’s head, but nor does Jamie — hearing “no” should have stopped him straight away.
Let’s not forget that Jaime decided to do this next to their dead son right after Cersei beseeched Jaime to kill their brother, Tyrion (Peter Dinklage), for his suspicion in the murder of Joffrey. Denizens of Westeros — get your life right.
And before we canonize Jaime Lannister for being a saint in the books who would never rape his sister or commit any wrongdoing whatsoever… remember that time he attempted to kill Bran Stark for seeing Jaime and Cersei in the act? Yeah. Furthermore, still others are concerned that even in the books it was rape, because Cersei started off telling him “no” and then kind of acquiesced.
What did you think of the shocking scene, HollywoodLifers? Let us know! And remember: good sex is consensual sex and “no” means “no,” even in Westeros.
— Amanda Michelle Steiner