We hope you enjoy Theon's (Alfie Allen) brutal arc on Game of Thrones Season 3, because it turns out show creator David Benioff certainly does!

TMZ caught David while he was walking down the street, and so of course they asked him about the brutal scene where Theon lost his, uh, baby maker in Season 3, Episode 7: “The Bear and the Maiden Fair.”

"It was not difficult at all to shoot that scene," David said. "We were looking forward to that scene for quite some time."

Well ... that's one way to approach it. Will things get better for Theon any time soon? David wouldn't answer that, but he did drop this hint: "All I can say is, we love Alfie [Allen], but we also enjoy torturing him."

Those of us who've read the books have a sense of how long Theon's torture will last. And we'll just say it's a good thing that Alfie Allen, who's proving to be one of the best actors in an incredibly strong cast, is up to the challenge!

Source: TMZ

Catch the next episode of Game of Thrones on Sunday, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.