The infamous Theon, played by Alfie Allen, invoked the wrath of viewers after doublecrossing the Starks with an attack on the North in the hit series, which is currently streaming on Foxtel.
However, suffice to say he paid the price after being kidnapped, mutilated and psychologically scarred by the evil Ramsay Bolton.
In the end, Theon found redemption after dying in the Battle of Winterfell, the very city he previously laid siege to.
However, an axed scene with sister Yara Greyjoy could have won fans over sooner, as Theon expressed his deep regret after betraying her.
In the first episode of the final season, the siblings discuss strategy, with the scene cutting from their escape from Euron’s ship to their plot to take down their uncle.
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However, in leaked scripts from the show, there was a rare heart-to-heart chat between the pair, as Theon clutched his face following a headbutt from Yara.
“Don’t be a girl,” she quips, but Theon’s response runs deep.
“It’s hard for Theon to talk about the night he betrayed his sister and jumped overboard, but he finally brings himself to say the word,” the directions read.
As Theon calls himself a coward, Yara insists he’s nothing of the sort and reminds him that he saved her when they made their escape.
Theon stresses he hasn’t been there for her when she needed him, and given that this is the last interaction the pair have before Theon’s death, the moment is a poignant one.
However, it was ultimately cut, robbing them of any closure.
Alfie Allen previously admitted that playing Theon took a toll on him.
“I don’t regret getting the part of Theon – there were times during the show that I would have said different without a doubt, “ he told Haute Living earlier this year.
“Theon was the most human character (on the show), in my opinion. He makes mistakes.
“There’s nothing regal about him. He was hated at times and reviled.”
He added: “I poured my heart and soul into the character and my work, but there were times during the show that I felt I was being laughed at.
“Theon, Reek, whatever we called him at the time, was being humiliated on the show, this global juggernaut, for such a long time. And it was hard to separate myself from the character. It can really take a toll.
“It was really, really hard. I’d walk into rooms and it would feel like I was standing there naked. It’s different now, I suppose. Because (Theon died with) honour and redemption, people have come off the hate wagon and are now liking the character for how he went out.”
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission