Mixed feelings on Sansa kneeling. It’s one of those chain reaction things where knowing about the wedding far earlier on the show than she did in the book would give Sansa time to temper her pride and put on her courtly armor. I do feel that if Tyrion directly asked her to kneel in the book, she would have done it.
Still…can’t help but to miss the fire of her rare, open pride in ignoring Tyrion’s suggestive tugs to her midsection and short-lived refusal to free him from embarrassment…”why should I spare his feelings, when no one cares about mine?”
I could be… I could be good to you.
Can now officially come out with my personal name for the Sansa/Tyrion union—The Marvelous Wedding, in tribute to “The Marvelous Marriage” from A Series of Unfortunate Events. Powerful count concocts a scheme to deviously marry his 14-year-old ward in order to steal her inheritance….response of the “audience” is derision for the bride. Practically allegorical for much of the ASOIAF fandom.
“But Mockingjays were never a weapon,” said Madge. “They’re just songbirds. Right?
“Yeah, I guess so,” I said, “But it’s not true. A mockingbird is just a songbird. A mockingjay is a creature the Capitol never intended to exist. They hadn’t counted on the highly controlled jabberjay having the brains to adapt to the wild, to pass on its genetic code, to thrive in a new form. They hadn’t anticipated its will to live.