It’s sort of like a Salem witch trial. If you survive this horrific, physical torture, that means you’re a witch, so we kill you. If you don’t survive it, if you died, uh oh! I guess you’re not a witch. I think the show puts a spotlight on those contradictions, and refuses to give you the typical sense of justice in the genre of fantasy or in storytelling in general, you know? And it’s frustrating and fascinating and horrifying. People love the brutal honesty of the show that is uncompromising.
—Pedro Pascal on the absurdity of a trial by combat. (x)
New promotional picture of Maria Valverde in Los Borgia (2006)