“THEY COULDN’T POS­SI­BLY MAKE IT ANY DARKER!”

Al­fie Allen is Theon/ Reek

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Game Of Thrones - Benji Wil­son

How do things begin for Theon/ Reek in sea­son five?

He’s alone – as usual – sleep­ing with the dogs. It be­comes ap­par­ent pretty early on that he’s in a place we know well. And to be clear, they like to keep it very real so I re­ally was down there with the dogs. It was very dirty and smelly.

And how do things progress?

You’re kind of go­ing to see – which seems to be a run­ning theme with sea­son five – char­ac­ters cross paths and in­ter­act with each other that you’ve never seen or would never even ex­pect to see.

Men­tally is he Theon or is he Reek?

I guess men­tally there’s been touches of Theon re­turn­ing in sea­son four. For me when he heard that Robb Stark has gone is sort of like when maybe he al­lows him­self to even go back to that part of his brain. Then I think in sea­son five some­thing hap­pens that makes him think enough is enough. I think he’s al­low­ing that part of his brain to re­ac­ti­vate it­self a lit­tle bit more.

Will you miss be­ing alone in a dun­geon with Ram­say Snow dol­ing out some phys­i­cal and men­tal abuse?

I think I’ll miss the in­ten­sity of those scenes, but to be able to sort of go back into the wide world of po­ten­tially turn­ing back into Theon is ex­cit­ing to me. But hav­ing gone through sea­son five wher­ever they took it I would just be re­ally, re­ally ex­cited be­cause they couldn’t pos­si­bly make it any darker!

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