The 5 Best & 5 Worst Hook-Up Scenes In The History of ‘Game of Thrones’

When it comes to Game of Thrones, there’s a whole lot of sex scenes involved. First of all, the show is jam packed with characters from Episode One – so many, that most of them we can barely remember now that they’re dead and we’ve made it all the way to the end of Season Seven. Regardless of who is alive and who has died, one thing is for sure – everyone on this show loved sex and had no problem sharing it with anyone and everyone. Most people slept with the same people – most people went to brothels. It’s just something they “did” back then that more people should embrace now (power to the nymphs). Sex is just – brilliant.

But, there are some sex scenes in this show that are straight up gag-worthy, uncomfortable and downright wrong. For starters – rape. For seconds – incest. While both were common during the time the show is set, it still leaves us with a horrible taste in our mouths because we don’t f*ck with any of that – and neither should you.

Worst:

1. Jaime & Cersei Lannister – Season 4, Episode 3:

While any sex scene with Jaime and Cersei is gag-worthy and disgusting, this one is particularly horrible because they’re standing over the dead corpse of their son, Joffrey. While Joffrey was an awful person and we couldn’t wait to see him go – having his own father rape his mother aka his father’s twin sister, is just wrong on every single level imaginable. Did we mention that they’re twins? Did we mention that this was rape? Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.

2. Ramsay Bolton & Sansa Stark – Season 5, Episode 6:

This scene still haunts me to this day. Ramsay Bolton has to be, hands down, the most horrible human being/character to ever be on the show (even worse than Joffrey). Forcing someone to marry you is one thing, but raping them is a whole different level of horrible and inhumane. And, having Theon standing there watching over Sansa as she’s tortured is even more disgusting. Sansa has been nothing but everyone’s pawn in a bigger game for the majority of the show prior to this and it’s actually heartbreaking. Thank God she’s recovered and found her “true self” and become empowered by all of this torture. We hope she never has to go through this again.

3. Dany & Khal Drogo – Season 1, Episode 1:

While everyone thinks Dany and Khal Drogo were an adorable couple – because eventually, they were kind of cute – she was also sold and raped like a slave by Drogo, against her will. She cried throughout the majority of their intercourse, and, he didn’t really care about that or her well being at all when they first got together. Of course, all of this contributes to Dany’s empowerment and strength in the later seasons, but watching it early on and remembering her trauma never sits well.

4. Theon & Yara Greyjoy – Season 2, Episode 2:

Why does everyone forget that Theon and Yara had a little incest bit of their own? Theon arrives back at the Iron Islands and meets his sister, who he doesn’t know is his sister but ends up finger-banging her on a horse. I’m nauseous. This scene is disgusting and uncomfortable all at the same time. I’d rather see anyone else on this show get together than these two ever again. Plus, Yara knowing that Theon was her brother makes it even weirder and more warped. Not into it.

5. Dany & Jon Snow – Season 7, Episode 7:

I can bet my life that everyone will be furious with me for adding this into the “worst” category – but I can’t deny that it pissed me off. Sure, everyone wanted it to happen because of fire and ice and blah, blah, blah – but, we all know they’re related. You can scorn Jaime and Cersei for doing the nasty and everyone else who’s broken the incest bubble and then give these two a pass. They may not know they’re related – but we know they’re related so we should think it’s wrong – not hot. Plus, it messes up a lot of things moving forward, like the battle they have up ahead. We know how people get when they “fall in love,” and “fall into bed together.” I’d rather see the White Walkers defeated in Season Eight than Jon and Dany doing the nasty.

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Written by Lex Gabrielle

A writer and teacher from New York City who fully supports messy buns and 3+ cups of coffee a day.