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THAT controversial scene in last night's Game of Thrones has thoroughly divided fans

Spoilers. Spoilers. SPOILERS. Spoilers.

LAST NIGHT’S GAME of Thrones proved to be another controversial episode in a series of controversial episodes – but this time, some fans are asking if it has gone too far.

*There will be spoilers in this article. Do not move past the Tyrion Lannister buffer, do not collect €200.*

We’re warning you.

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In last night’s episode, Sansa Stark was married off to the villainous Ramsay Snow. On their wedding night, he rapes her and forces Reek (AKA Theon Greyjoy, who grew up with Sansa) to watch.

Fans and critics alike noted that this scene does not occur in the books – author George RR Martin has defended the showrunners’ decision in a post on his blog:

There have been differences between the novels and the television show since the first episode of season one… Prose and television have different strengths, different weaknesses, different requirements.

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Fans, however, have been divided into two camps. One camp thinks the show’s depiction of rape is gratuitous and unnecessary – and argue that this particular scene did nothing to further Sansa’s storyline:

The other camp reckons that the scene is not nearly as upsetting as others in the show:

Either way, it seems like last night’s episode was the final straw for many former GoT fans.

What did you think? Let us know in the comments.

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