Theon Greyjoy is back in the center of Game of Thrones controversy after making a questionable decision in Episode 2, “Stormborn.” But before we get too down on Theon, Alfie Allen has a perfectly reasonable explanation for why Theon abandons his sister.

So, listen up!

Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) has been through a lot on Game of Thrones. After being mentally and physically tortured by Ramsay Bolton, he’s now back in the game with his sister Yara (Gemma Whelan), and they’ve joined forces with Dany. But when his really evil uncle Euron (Pilou Asbaek) attacks their ship, the siblings are put in a terrible position.

Euron captures Yara and Theon, in a shocking twist, jumps overboard — leaving his sister.

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According to Allen, there’s a totally reasonable explanation for Theon’s decision. He told Making Game of Thrones:

And in case you were wondering exactly what Yara was thinking during that moment, Whelan told The Hollywood Reporter the following:

With Theon AWOL and Yara captured by Euron, it’s hard to say what’s next for the duo. But hopefully, they’ll be back together soon. Game of Thrones airs Sundays on HBO.