I must have missed them. Well, sh*t. George knows how to write shocking sex scenes. Man, but how come she has ended in a position of caring for pretty strong telepath and nobody has noticed it before?
Either her telepathic ability so is weak that it doesn't register with Thale, or it is so strong that she can mask it from him.
I'm not so sure. If she had known that she's one then sure. She would know what to do and how to treat someone else having whatever telepaths have on a bad day. But if she didn't, who is going to be in the stronger position and why she wasn't using her powers at the opening sequence?
No guesses on that. Something so horrific that a nasty method of self-execution was her best option?