George R.R. Martin Reacts to Controversial Scene on Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 3 Breaker of Chains

By April Lara | 4 years ago
George R.R. Martin Reacts to Controversial Scene on Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 3 Breaker of Chains
George R. R. Martin at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California. July 19, 2013. Wikimedia Commons/Gage Skidmore

The latest episode of “Game of Thrones” Season 4, Episode 3 “Breaker of Chains,” which aired last April 20, 2014 on HBO was a shocker to everyone! Fans were shocked with what happened during the Purple Wedding and the follow up episode, “Breaker of Chains” seemed to be the calmer of the two until the whole Jaime-Cersei thing happened. Read on as George R.R. Martin reacts to the controversial scene on “Game of Thrones” Season 4 Episode 3 “Breaker of Chains.”

A quick refresher course, Jaime and Cersei are not just siblings but lovers, too. And all of Cersei’s children are not Robert’s but Jaime’s. Who knows about this? Everyone but of course, they are not going to admit this immorality. Now that Jaime is back without a hand and it seems like Cersei has a thing for perfection, she has given Jaime the cold treatment and even doesn’t want to be around him to get “intimate.” We’re thinking because Jaime is less than her idea of perfection now that he’s missing a body part.

What did Jaime do?

He raped his sister, next to their son’s dead body, in a crypt and it was horrible.

So, what does George R.R. Martin has to say about this?  In a LiveJournal post, this is what he said:

“In the novels, Jaime is not present at Joffrey’s death, and indeed, Cersei has been fearful that he is dead himself, that she has lost both the son and the father/lover/brother. And then suddenly Jaime is there before her. Maimed and changed, but Jaime nonetheless. Though the time and place is wildly inappropriate and Cersei is fearful of discovery, she is as hungry for him as he is for her.”

“The whole dynamic is different in the show, where Jaime has been back for weeks at the least, maybe longer, and he and Cersei have been in each other’s company on numerous occasions, often quarreling. The setting is the same, but neither character is in the same place as in the books, which may be why Dan & David played the sept out differently. But that’s just my surmise; we never discussed this scene, to the best of my recollection,” read the statement written by Martin on LiveJournal.

Martin may be the author of the novels, but now that it has been adapted to a TV series, it is not only his “voice” that should be heard, show runners  and writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss as well as director Alex Graves have their own viewpoints as well.

This controversial crypt scene created buzz, and it won’t die down anytime soon. However, it’s nice to know that Martin is taking it in a nice way.

What do you think of this controversial “Game of Thrones” scene? Share your thoughts through the comments section below!


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April Lara has a degree in Journalism and Professional Culinary Arts. She started a career in Journalism in 2009 and has been part of MNG since March 2015.