"Game of Thrones" is known for its violence and gore. But there was one scene in Season 4 that was considered too violent to be telecast and it was cut short.
According to Trusted Reviews, "Game of Thrones" cast member Ben Crompton revealed that the original scene from the fight sequence in "The Mountain and the Viper" had Gregor Clegane doing more than just squeeze Oberyn Martell's head till it popped.
"I went in one session and they were flicking through stuff and they showed the Red Viper Mountain fight and they showed an edit where he puts the fingers in and he just pulls his face apart, but instead of cutting like it does in the show he just pulls his face apart and I just said "Oh my god they are never going to be able to show that on telly" and they didn't but the effects were brilliant."
"Game of Thrones" has been criticised for its violence and sexual abuse plotlines since Season 1 aired. The previous season contained one of the most violent scenes in the history of the show, which saw Sansa being raped by Ramsay while Theon watched the entire ordeal.
"Game of Thrones" star Alfie Allen, who plays Theon, recently opened up to Australian website News.com.au about that particular scene and said that it was a difficult day to shoot.
"(That) wedding night between Ramsay and Sansa — was a horrible day to shoot," he said. "Sophie Turner is just such a mature, amazing lady that brings life and light on to the set in so many ways but it was a hard day."
Following complaints from various quarters, showrunners have decided to tone down violence and sexual content in Season 6.