(TAKE HEED: For this here letter, sent via the ravens of the internet and marked with the seal of Moviepilot, contains detailings of such spoilerific stature that they may sully your knowledge of the events that occur within the sixth episode of the fifth season of the televisual tome of terror 'Game of Thrones.' So I implore ye, travel carefully and light of foot.)
There's no denying the fact that the latest episode of Game of Thrones, "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken" had some very, very messed up scenes. I mean some significantly disturbing s**t went down in Westeros, man.
But amidst all of the madness and horrific acts of indulgence so common within the themes of the show, showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff may have just straight up murdered a fan favorite character on the sly. Right before our eyes though, but still...sly.
Release The Spoils!
Be ready, traveler...
Following Jaime Lannister and Bronn's exploits in Dorne, "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken" saw us return to the men as they, foolheartedly, took on the Sand Snakes.
You may have noticed during the episode, or the gif above (thanks, Tumblr!) that during Bronn and Tyene Sand's battle, the Snake managed to slice Bronn's arm open, and sully his superb garb somewhat.
"No big deal, man" you may say, "Bronn's as hard as nails." But in A Song of Ice and Fire, the books from which Game of Thrones was forged, Tyene's methodology of battle is very different and way callus compared to what we've seen on the talky box thus far.
Not unlike her father Oberyn Martell a.k.a. the Red Viper, in the books Tyene is a master of poisons and utilizes them as her number one weapon. She was conceived after the Red Viper managed to have relations with a blonde and blue eyed septa, thus allowing her her fair skinned, golden haired, pious and innocent nature.
With all this knowledge intact, Tyene Sand could turn out to be the most dangerous resident of Dorne, without a doubt. I'd bet my hats on it.
But, in the show, Tyene Sand, played by Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, has only been seen wielding twin daggers. Tipped with poison perhaps? Well, according to a GoT audition scene between Tyene and Bronn that, naturally, leaked online last year and was removed almost as quickly as it sprouted, Tyene admits that the blades were indeed poisoned, and...then she seductively hands over the antidote for...some reason.
Have a closer look at Tyene's weaponry in this video:
Whether or not that scene will play out this season or at all, I guess we'll just have to wait and see. But, cheeky HBO! How could you take our Bronn away from us! A man of such moral ambiguity, you applaud him because he's one of the very few black and white characters in grey and murky world of Game of Thrones.
(Source: Oh No They Didn't, AWOIAF)