Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged
PS: Hearing an animal cry in pain is not exactly "off screen."
Your obsession with this scene is getting funny. I say this because in a show that has already had beheadings, rape, incest, animals killing humans, visions of a massacre, a small boy getting hunted and trampled to death by a rider on a horse, a 10 year old kicked from a window, the same boy getting attacked by an assassin while unconscious, and an entire harem of whores having sex with a dwarf for money...THIS
is the objectable point for you ...the killing of a Dire Wolf! I can assure you that no animal was actually harmed in that scene simply because those creatures DON'T EXIST
I thought the shot of them parading the trampled body of the butches son back into town may have been too strong for some, that would seem like a reasonable statement. Forum posts about the suffering of a MYTHICAL CREATURE
, or too many naked breasts, are ridiculous given what else has been displayed in the show.
Maybe (and I have not read the books), the killing of that Dire Wolf will have a serious impact later in the story, and the emotion of that scene was in no way "unnecessary".Wow, "rdclark" posted almost the same comment as I was typing mine. Oh well.