Last week’s episode of Game of Thrones saw Sansa Stark unmericfully finish off Ramsay Bolton (but we all knew he had that coming). The female characters of Game of Thrones are finally getting their way!
In this week’s episode of Game of Thrones, the show uncharacteristically opens with a mouth gaping moment instead of closing with one. Picking up an axe and striding off into the distance, we know exactly what the Hound is going to do next.
In the end, of course, Peter Capaldi took on the title role, and he’s done a fantastic job. The following fan trailer casts Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer in the role of the Thirteenth Doctor - it wouldn’t be her first time playing a traditionally male role, after her stellar turn as Moriarty in CBS’ Elementary. Seems like she’s a real possibility for the role then! While I don’t want Peter Capaldi to vacate the role any time soon, I’d absolutely love to see Natalie Dormer portray the Time Lord.
The horror of human nature is prevalent in our world, and I appreciate that some people want to turn on the telly for escapism – but if that’s what you want, don’t watch Game of Thrones. Natalie, who has campaigned against female genital mutilation, added her power-crazed character, queen Margaery Tyrell, is a “competent woman” trying to survive in a cold world. The last season of Game Of Thrones shed viewers who claimed they were outraged by its treatment of female characters.