Recapping That Crazy 'Game of Thrones' Sex Scene

A quick lesson in eunuch romances.

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Throughout Game of Thrones, a sweet though strange romance has been brewing between Unsullied warrior Grey Worm and Daenery's handmaiden Missandei. It's partly strange because Grey Worm knows nothing but battle, training as a child to become a soldier. He's not exactly programed to love. But it's also interesting because his soldier class are castrated as children. As the description of the warrior class goes (opens in new tab):

It's gruesome stuff.

But now that the Unsullied enjoy more freedom under their new queen, Grey Worm and Missandei are getting close. Particularly in tonight's episode, where they finally hook up for the first time. The scene comes after a poetic confession from Grey Worm that Missandei is his only weakness. This is a scene years in the making, but it's also tragic to see his pain and hesitation when she reaches for his pants. They figure it out though. The work-around the whole castration thing is oral sex, it seems.

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I don't know for certain, but I'd wager this is the first eunuch sex scene in TV history.

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Matt Miller is a Brooklyn-based culture/lifestyle writer and music critic whose work has appeared in Esquire, Forbes, The Denver Post, and documentaries.