Game of Thrones Season 6 Deleted Scenes Have Arya Taking a Shot at Critics
Earlier this week, HBO Home Entertainment debuted Game of Thrones Season 6 on Blu-ray and DVD, which comes loaded with special features, including a number of deleted scenes. Some of these scenes have already surfaced online, and one in particular appears to fire a shot back at the show's critics, who have lambasted it for its gratuitous violence, rape scenes and much more. This scene didn't make the final cut while this season was airing on HBO, but at least we get to enjoy it now.
Winter Is Coming points out that one of these scenes is set in Braavos, with Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) watching another performance of the local theater troupe. These plays would put a humorous spin on events that happened in Westeros, but in one scene, two ladies didn't seem to care for this play, with one stating, "Violence and profanity? How original." It seems quite possible that this character's line could be referencing all of the show's outspoken critics, who condemn the hit program for its violence, profanity and much more.
These two women happened to be standing next to Arya Stark, who turns to them both and says, "Why don't you just leave." However, Arya's mood sours when an actor comes on the stage playing her late father, Ned Stark (Sean Bean), portraying him as a fool. The tables have turned, as both of the older ladies find this scene quite hilarious, while Arya doesn't exactly find it funny, as she's forced to relive that traumatic scene where her father was beheaded by King Joffrey.
Other deleted scenes include one from early in the season, where Liam Cunningham's Davos Seaworth and Ben Crompton's Dolorous Edd (Ben Crompton) are trying to figure out what to do after Jon Snow (Kit Harington) was killed. The scene also features Aliser Thorne (Owen Teale) telling Edd to get rid of Jon Snow's direwolf Ghost, before his resurrection. The other brief scene features Olenna Tyrell (Dianna Rigg) speaking with Mace Tyrell (Roger Ashton-Griffiths) about getting Margaery (Natalie Dormer) and Loras (Finn Jones) out of jail.
The most-watched series in HBO history and a worldwide TV phenomenon, Game of Thrones returns with another power season. This year, after the shocking developments at the end of Season 5 - including Jon Snow's bloody fate at the hands of Castle Black mutineers, Daenerys' near-demise at the fighting pits of Meereen, and Cersei's public humiliation in the streets of King's Landing - survivors from all parts of Westeros and Essos regroup to press forward, inexorably, towards their uncertain individual fates. Familiar faces will forge new alliances to bolster their strategic chances at survival, while new characters will emerge to challenge the balance of power in the east, west, north and south. Take a look at this deleted scene reel from Game of Thrones Season 6 below.