Game of Thrones season 4 episode 3 featured perhaps the most taboo scene of the series so far. Spoilers below:
Unlike previous seasons, it looks like the fourth season of GoT aims to shock viewers from the beginning itself.
Episode 2 of the series saw King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) being poisoned and dying a gruesome death. In the latest episode, director Alex Graves tackled the aftermath of the Purple Wedding in an episode "that contains one of the series' most disturbing scenes to date," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"As Cersei (Lena Headey) is mourning her son, Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) comes in to comfort her and pay his respects. Things get hot and heavy between the siblings/lovers, but when Cersei attempts to put a stop to it, Jaime rapes her. To add another layer to the already disturbing scene, their son's dead body is just inches away," states the report.
Graves spoke to THR about the controversial scene and explained the idea behind it. According to him, the scene was more about Joffrey than the rape.
"The whole thing for me was about dead Joffrey lying there, watching the whole thing," Graves told The Hollywood Reporter.
"He is their first born. He is their sin. He is their lust, and their love – their everything," says Graves. "If he's gone, what's going to happen?"
"I wanted to make sure I had Jack in there as much as I could. Of course Lena and Nikolaj laughed every time I would say 'You grab her by the hair, and Jack is right there, or you come around this way and Jack is right there,'" added the director.