The following post contains spoilers from last night’s episode of Game of Thrones and the book series. You’ve been warned.
So that happened. In last night’s episode of Game of Thrones, Jaime (played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Cersei (Lena Headey) had sex next to Joffrey’s corpse, and today the internet is trying to make sense of it. Was it rape? Some, including Vulture’s Margaret Lyons, are saying yes. The episode’s director is saying it was “consensual by the end.” As written by George R. R. Martin in A Storm of Swords, the scene is told in a chapter narrated by Jaime from his point of view, and it depicts Cersei as appearing to retain her agency.