Casting Season 5
So I just looked at the new casting it all looks ok, but there is no Arianne, I have read rumours that they are replacing her with Trystane, and also cutting Quentyn then too. Why would they cut Arianne such an important and strong character! Honestly I would rather lose a sand snake than Arianne.
In the episode when Oberyn tells Tyrion about his visit to Castely Rock, they made a small and unnecessary change by saying he went with his lord father, when in fact his father wasn’t lord of Dorne, it was his Mother, she took them to Castely Rock and her husband ruled in her name, this is important as it is one of the major differences between Dorne and the rest of Westeros, the fact the the first born child, no matter their sex is the heir. By cutting Arianne once again they are removing the strong powerful woman, to replace her with her brother, when she is in fact the heir and will one day rule Dorne in her own name.
I have forgiven a lot of terrible changes, like Dany loosing her dragons in Qarth and all the dothraki being killed off, Bran’s weird encounter with the knights watch, Gendry’s storyline being all over the place, even the poorly scripted, and poorly directed relationship between Cersei and Jaime. But Cutting Arianne would be too much.