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Can You Guess The Worst-Rated ‘Game of Thrones’ Episode?

Even a show as wildly successful as HBO’s Game of Thrones is bound to make some mistakes—that is, mistakes besides letting fans wait for two years to watch the final season! Kidding. We’re happy that the cast and crew have taken the time to provide us with the high-quality ending we deserve… or, at least, we will be, if it lives up to our high expectations! Still, while most episodes are incredible, it’s impossible that every episode could meet our standards. So we’ll ask a tricky question: which is the worst-rated episode?

Could it be the episode in which Stannis kills his innocent daughter, Shireen? Is it “Beyond the Wall,” a seventh-season episode notorious for its ramshackle construction of luck and poor character development? Is it “The Red Woman,” first episode of season six and first episode to pass beyond George R.R. Martin’s source material? Think hard, and make your guesses…

 

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Surprise! It’s “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken,” Season 5 Episode 6, also known as the episode in which Sansa Stark suffers gratuitous sexual violence.

The episode is an 8.1 on IMDB, lower than any of the others. It also earned a meager 55% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which is also, of course, the lowest rating of any episode. The reasons for this obvious fan disapproval are twofold.

First, fans don’t love deviations from George R.R. Martin’s beloved novels—although we hope they’re okay with whatever comes in Season 8, territory well beyond the extent of Martin’s completed work. Although he’s gone so far as to lock himself in a remote cabin in order to write more efficiently, Martin’s tactic didn’t work out. But there’s a difference between the show outpacing the books and the show disregarding the books—this episode features a major case of the latter. In the books, Ramsay marries Sansa’s friend Jeyne Poole while claiming she’s really Arya.

 

Sansa Stark and Ramsay Bolton

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The problem, of course, isn’t just that Ramsay marries the wrong character. It’s that he marries Sansa in particular—Sansa, who has already endured so much. It wasn’t a good look for the show to continually pass her around, and, while she proved her strength regardless, nobody likes seeing showrunners make a female character into a plot device. And nobody likes a brutal onscreen rape, least of all Sansa. Which the show really made sure we understood.

Oh, we understood.

Fortunately, with such high expectations for the final season, it’s unlikely that the show will make any missteps. Showrunner Dan Weiss says he hopes one question will remain in viewers’ minds after the final episode concludes: “is that an A or an A+?” But, until then, we can only think of one question: who will sit on the Iron Throne!?

 

 

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Sophie Turner crouches with an adorable goat perched atop her back.

Sophie Turner Says ‘Goat Yoga’ Better Than Joe Jonas’ Proposal

We always knew Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner was the GOAT—but this proves it.

Sansa Stark’s ever-iconic actress has been frolicking with cute baby goats, which is both an accurate statement and a redundant one. ALL baby goats are cute, as you can see for yourselves. Turner described the experience as “complete and pure ecstasy,” surpassing all other experiences in her life. Yes, that includes Joe Jonas’ recent proposal.

“That wasn’t even the best day of my life,” Turner stressed, acknowledging her engagement. “This was.”

Hilarious as it may be, her statement isn’t a slight to fiancé Joe Jonas, widely known as the hottest Jonas brother. (Sorry, Nick.) While Turner may love Jonas deeply, she feels that it’s a widespread misconception that marriage should be the best thing that ever happens to a person—a woman, in particular. Of course, it’s “lovely” to be engaged, but she hopes her true legacy will be her career: “the greatest thing [she’ll] do in [her] life.”

 

 

(This content is surely more wholesome than the carnage to come once the final Game of Thrones season drops on HBO this Sunday.)

So what is ‘goat yoga,’ exactly? Admittedly, Turner doesn’t quite know. “I didn’t really do any yoga,” she admitted. “I did nothing but pet goats.” There’s one thing we know for sure: it’s ridiculously adorable, and so is she!

 

Sophie Turner: "Damn, it's like me at a bar"

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So take a good look! The next time you see Turner, she may be in far more dire circumstances.

 

 

 

 

 

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‘Game of Thrones’ Drops Explosive Trailer for the Final Season

On Tuesday, the trailer we’ve all been waiting for dropped. The epic trailer for Game of Throne’s final season dropped and oh boy, it is a doozy.

Among the spine-tingling images highlighted in the trailer are:

+ Cersei sitting alone in her throne room, crying as she sips a glass of wine. Cersei upset? This doesn’t bode well at all…

+ Jon Snow and Daenerys, side by side, standing before Drogon and Rhaegal. It seems the fan theories are coming true, as it looks like Jon Snow will finally embrace his Targaryen heritage and ride a dragon.

+ Grey Worm donning his helmet, flanked on all sides by his Unsullied brothers in combat, no doubt preparing to fight the enemy.

+ The magnificent dragons flying over the landscape, showcasing epic splendor and beauty as they soar together.

+ And most tantalizing of all: the army of Winterfell standing assembled with many familiar faces of our heroes among their ranks. Before a single hoof of the Night King’s horse stomps into view, facing Winterfell’s defenders.

Suffice to say, this season will be utterly epic in scope, with these battles perhaps surpassing everything we’ve seen before. The final season is only a little over a month away now and we, for one, can’t wait. Let’s just hope everyone’s favorites make it out of this final chapter alive.

 

 

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Sansa Stark, portrayed by Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner Couldn’t Wash Her Hair for ‘Game of Thrones,’ and She’s Also Grossed Out

On the list of questions viewers have for medieval and apocalyptic adaptations, why are all the women so well-groomed? tends to be pretty high on the list. The question becomes even more troubling when we consider that baby-smooth pits and legs aren’t exactly fitting for medieval time periods known more for their infant mortality rates than for their skincare routines. (The nobility we so romanticize was probably skipping the serum—and the shower.) Even more egregiously, women also frequently wear nude makeup in apocalypse scenarios. (You can’t find food but you snagged some waterproof mascara? Sure.) When fictional women’s personal grooming defies logic, we can assume that patriarchal beauty standards play some role.

 

'The Walking Dead' female character with perfectly hairless pits in the end of the world

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The Walking Dead in particular emphasizes the divide between women and men’s appearances in situations where personal grooming products should be about as scarce as drinkable water. While the men sport rugged beards to demonstrate increasingly harsh conditions (and also, presumably, to prove that they’re masculine and sexy), women are consistently clean-shaven. Impressively enough, women are frequently able to find sheer lip gloss and nude eyeshadow in life-or-death situations. Is this because the writers are predominantly men? Or is this because even the end of the world couldn’t end the reign of patriarchal beauty standards? Cockroaches and beauty standards, that’s all that will remain. You’ve probably assumed the answer to the question of why does every woman have tidy armpits? was sexism, given how often it’s the answer to other questions. You may not have expected a different answer: the actresses like to feel clean! Sophie Turner has opened up about her experience on Game of Thrones.

 

Sophie Turner and her gorgeous hair

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Sophie Turner, A.K.A. Sansa Stark, is known for her great hair (and her great everything else, including acting talent). It’s hard to believe she could have a bad hair day—but apparently, she had a few bad hair years. “For the first few seasons I was allowed to wash my hair because I was an aristocratic young girl,” Turner recently revealed. “Towards season 5, they started asking me to not wash my hair, and it was really disgusting.” Her hair would often become so oily that fake snow from the set would get stuck in the grease, which must have resembled some otherworldly dandruff. Looks like the winds of winter weren’t kind to Turner’s look.

 

Fortunately, Turner and staff finally reached a compromise: WIGS. Now, thankfully, she can “wash [her] hair whenever [she] wants.”

 

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