The 'Game of Thrones' Rape Scene
A bizarre brain whiff in the middle of an otherwise masterful season; not since Monty Python have so many people asked "What's all this then?" during a rape scene. When Jaime attacked Cersei right next to the corpse of their son, fans pointed out that this twist isn't in the novels — George R.R. Martin originally wrote their copulation as a consensual sex scene. So why did it get turned into an assault? And more importantly, why wasn't it incorporated into the story? It never got mentioned again — Jaime and Cersei acted like it never happened, and it remained a continuity glitch all season. Guess we're supposed to just write it off as human error, like the striking clock in Julius Caesar or the fifty-star flag in The Godfather.