These two warriors’ connection does not require them to have sex to be as revealing and intimate as anything this (in)famously R-rated series has depicted. Yet it’s not just Bronn’s bawdiness we’re reacting to here, but his oversimplification of one of the most emotionally complex relationships on the show.Bell served as Honorary Jury President of the 2001 Giffoni Film Festival.In 2002, he appeared as the disabled servant Smike in an adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby and a young soldier in Deathwatch.The line is a sword that cuts both ways: Reflecting the internalized oppression and self-loathing of a woman who’s been mistreated all her life for her failure to conform to society’s standards for her gender, it also reminds Jaime that he’s only now getting a taste of the shit outsiders and the oppressed have been served since birth.While no sexual contact is involved, the pair’s single most emotionally naked scene takes place when they’re both physically naked as well.
But soon, worn down by exhaustion, trauma, and the sheer heat of the water, he reveals his deepest secret to her.
For a brief moment on this week’s Game of Thrones, Ser Bronn of the Blackwater sounded less like “an upjumped sellsword” and more like a randy fanboy. He’s correct to assert that with his hands in shackles and his body weak after a year in captivity, he is hardly at his best during the battle, but that’s beside the point.