The highly anticipated “Battle of the Bastards” is about to begin on Game of Thrones.
Although the odds are stacked against Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and his motley group of fighters, he might get some help from an unexpected source.
According to Mashable, Sansa Stark’s (Sophie Turner) letter a few episodes back could bolster Snow’s army.
As fans will recall, Sansa sent a letter to Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) to presumably ask for his help in fighting Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) at Winterfell. However, there is one discrepancy with Sansa’s letter.
Sansa knows that Ramsay has the ability to intercept any letter she sends south. In fact, that is one reason why she sent Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) in person to enlist her uncle’s help instead of sending him a letter.
With that in mind, Sansa knows that Ramsay will read her letter. If that is true, then her request might be a ruse to get Ramsay to send a portion of his army against Littlefinger.
Not only would this diminish Ramsay’s fighting numbers, but it is also a good way for Sansa to manipulate two characters she hates.
Last season, Littlefinger was the person who introduced Sansa to Ramsay and arranged their marriage. Sansa then went through one of the most difficult times of her life, which included physical and sexual abuse from her husband.
Fortunately, Sansa was able to escape Ramsay and Winterfell. According to Bustle, she had more than a few things to say once she and Littlefinger met at Castle Black a few episodes back on Game of Thrones.
“Did you know about Ramsay? If you didn’t know you’re an idiot, if you did know you’re my enemy … Would you like to hear about our wedding night? He never hurt my face — he needed my face, the face of Ned Stark’s daughter,” Sansa told him. “But the rest of me, he did what he liked with the rest of me, as long as I could still give him an heir … You said you would protect me … I don’t believe you anymore, I don’t need you anymore. You can’t protect me.”
Of course, there is a chance that Ramsay will not intercept Sansa’s letter, which would definitely make life rough for Snow and the Wildlings.
If he does read the letter, however, Ramsay will have a fight on his hands with the army at the Vale.
According to Harper’s Bazaar, there is a good chance that Ramsay’s forces will be defeated by Littlefinger. After all, the army at the Vale is large and well trained. Even if Ramsay manages to win, it won’t be an easy fight.
That being said, Ramsay does have a few allies to rely on in the event of a war with Littlefinger. This includes Moat Cailin, which would clearly make things more interesting.
At the same time, some fans have pointed out that the Reeds might come to the Starks aid before the battle. The Reeds rule a people referred to as the Crannogmen, who are known for their fighting skills and guerilla warfare.
If the Reeds side with Jon Snow and Sansa Stark, then there is a chance that Ramsay’s army will get caught off guard as they make their way to the Vale.
The Reed storyline also matches up with Bran’s visions throughout this season. In fact, Bran watched Howland Reed interact with a young version of his father, Ned Stark, in one of his visions.
Whatever ends up happening, most of the outcomes benefit Jon and his army. Considering the size of Ramsay’s forces, Jon will need all the help he can get if he wants to take back Winterfell.
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