The amount of Tyrion hate never ceases to amaze me...
The wedding night scene is so sad for both of them that I really don't understand how it can be viewed as sleazy, sexual or even paedophiliac.
According to Westeros law, mentality and society, Tyrion was SUPPOSED to take Sansa's maidenhood that night. He think it's his duty (in fact, they both think so) and the decision not to do it has consequences on him.
He wants to get drunk because he clearly feels almost as uncomfortable as Sansa, and the "stripping" is almost even more embarassing for him (because he can see the revulsion in Sansa) than for her.
Even Sansa acknowledges that "he was as scared as her" and feels "pity" towards him.
Anyway, I'm fascinated by the San/San pairing, I don't know why but, unlikely as it is, they seem to "click" on paper, you can almost feel the chemistry.
The sexual attraction that Sandor has for Sansa has been mentioned many times (I liked Woman of War's analysis ), but I'd just like underline that there is also a strong desire by Sansa herself.
When she thinks of a sexual-related situation, her thoughts go immediately to the Hound, and she even has a dream about being in a bed with him.
It's all sort of confused, because she's very young and she doesn't seem ready to vocalise her feelings towards him, but her desire is there, between the lines.
Edited by Natalie_S, 24 May 2012 - 07:41 AM.