Shade is coming ...
As one of the most popular shows on television, “Game of Thrones” is also one of the most criticized and scrutinized. Its portrayals of sex and violence have often called for creator George R. R. Martin and series actors and producers to defend it.
Now, “Game of Thrones” has a Stark message for critics: If you don’t like it, there’s the door ...
Deleted and extended scenes included on the show’s Season 6 DVD release have hit the internet, and one moment in particular is standing out.
In scenes that aired beginning in Season 6, Episode 5, “The Door,” Arya visits a play in Braavos that is basically a mini version of some of the events we’ve seen in the series so far. Scenes include Robert Baratheon dying and Ned Stark losing his head. It’s all very meta. The theater troupe just adds a lot more farting.
In a scene that didn’t initially make it to our TVs and laptops, two women near Arya watch the play, constantly shaking their heads and looking displeased. (Psst! These women represent the critics.)
“Violence and profanity. How original,” one says.
Arya turns and retorts, “Why don’t you just leave, then?”
Eventually they do leave, adding a couple more comments: “utterly gratuitous” and “disgusting and unacceptable.” But there’s really no other option after getting served like that.
You can see this and the other scenes in the video below; Arya’s exchange happens around the 5:55 mark. Or, if you don’t like it, just don’t watch.