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Game of Thrones season 8 fans furious over Tyrion's 'virgin' comment to Brienne in episode 4

'The writing hits new lows when I never think it can'

Jacob Stolworthy
Monday 06 May 2019 11:40 BST
Brienne and Jaime have sex - Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones fans are criticising a scene involving Brienne of Tarth in the latest episode of the HBO series.

Many weren't impressed after feeling like the character, played by Gwendoline Christie, was shamed for being a virgin by Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage)

The scene in question arrived during a drunken feast following the Battle of Winterfell. Gathered around a table guzzling wine, Tyrion and the newly knighted Brienne play a game of truth with Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Podrick (Daniel Portman).

One moment sees Tyrion ask Brienne if she's a virgin to which she stands and leaves. Jaime, sensing Brienne's awkardness, follows her to her chambers and, a few scenes later, the pair have sex.

Some fans have accused showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss's writing of "hitting new lows".

The latest episode of the show's final season saw Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) suffer some devastating losses after arriving in King's Landing to face Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey).

You can watch the intense new trailer for the penultimate episode of the show here.

The final season of Game of Thrones continues every Sunday. Our extensive ranking of every episode in the series – from worst to best – is below.

The show will be available on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in the UK.

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