While we’re rejoicing over The Battle of the Bastards, (read: Ramsay Bolton’s death) we’re forgetting a very key point about the Starks- nay, all of the Game of Thrones- all happiness is short-lived. Even as we are rejoicing over the Stark banners being restored to their rightful position in Winterfell, it’s important that we re-evaluate the name of the episode: The Battle of the Bastards. Maybe Ramsay has lost the battle but won the war: maybe a bastard is about to be born- Ramsay Bolton’s child.
If you’ve been looking closely, there have been hints all through this season that Sansa Stark may just be pregnant. There’s her face of course, which looks worn and older than usual. It may be winter and the weariness of being a rape survivor- but wouldn’t it just be typical DB Weiss and Dan Benioff to crush our hopes and reveal that Sansa’s weariness comes from being pregnant with a member of the Bolton clan? Add to that the fact that Sansa has been declining food at the Wall (and wouldn’t it be convenient for the show makers to attribute the food to tasting bad, just so we can’t guess the outcome). Also, remember when Sansa confronts Littlefinger, and says, “I can still feel what he did, in my body, standing here, right now”? What is she meant that literally? Maybe when Ramsay Bolton , “I’m part of you now” the showrunners foreshadowed the fate that awaits Sansa- she may just be pregnant.
This wouldn’t be the first time that Sansa’s happiness became a slap in the face: historically, every time she is in a relatively safe position, Sansa Stark has the rug pulled out from under her feet. When she got happy that she wouldn’t have to marry Joffrey, she was married off to Tyrion, and just when she was happy to escape King’s Landing, thanks to a certain Littlefinger, she was married off to the worst of them all- Ramsay Bolton. It wouldn’t be that surprising if she turns out to be pregnant. Of course, the worst thing that could happen in that event is that maybe Ramsay’s name and the house won’t disappear. Just like everything about GOT, all we can do is hope for the best.
Stuti Pachisia is fond of poetry, coffee and (un)necessary argumentation. She is an avid writer and an equally avid procrastinator. When she does write, it is mostly about love, loss and war.