Looking at this discussion reminded me that I always found it
creepy fascinating that Griffith chose (? - morelike was bred) a Casca replacement with Sonia. Here is a little girl who is enraptured with him; Lives for his dream and is completely his. No other man, would ever have her affection. And yet again without his notice, his trusted third?, has begun a relationship - mind out of the gutter, please - with another loner, badass warrior.
When everything starts to fall apart, I can’t wait to see Griffith’s reaction to this. I do truly believe for all his talk of feeling nothing, he will lose his shit. Woe betide, Sonia and Irvine.