Episode 9 of the sixth season of Game of Thrones was all about the massive battle between rival bastards, Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton. However, HBO may have just confirmed a long held suspicion concerning Sansa Stark and Ramsay.
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For many fans of Game of Thrones, Episode 9 (entitled “Battle of the Bastard”) was deliciously gratuitous. Not only was there an epic battle directed by Miguel Sapochnik, the man responsible for the other amazing battle on Game of Thrones in Season 5 entitled “Hardhome,” but the character everyone loved to hate so much since King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) died also got a death worthy of his horrible existence. Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon), the man who killed his own family rather than have an heir more apparent than him, got a dose of his own medicine at the hands of his wife, Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner). After Ramsay was defeated against the odds by Sansa and Jon Snow’s army, Sansa set his own dogs onto him. The ones he hadn’t fed for seven days. As was to be expected, seven days without food was just too long for them to stay faithful to their master when he was sitting there, bleeding, in front of them.
“‘Hello Sansa,’ says Ramsay. ‘Is this where I’ll be staying now?’ [pauses] ‘Our time together is about to come to an end, that’s all. You can’t kill me, I’m part of you now.’
“‘Your words will disappear,’ Sansa replies. ‘Your house will disappear. Your name will disappear. All memory of you will disappear.'”
While this seems like confirmation Sansa is pregnant by Ramsay, it is not the first time the concept has been addressed in Game of Thrones. As early as the very first promotional stills for Season 6, the pregnancy rumors began when the following image of Sansa appeared to show a baby bump.
Then, in Episode 5 of Season 6 of Game of Thrones, when Sansa questions Petyr Baelish (Aidan Gillen) about how much he knows of Ramsay’s sadistic streak, she utters the line, “I can still feel what he did in my body, standing here right now.” While this could very well be a throwaway line about just how vividly she remembers Ramsay’s brutality, it could also signify the movement of a baby in her belly. And, if this is the case, has she subtly let Petyr know she has been made pregnant by Ramsay? Now, in hindsight, it is a sentence that adds weight to the theory Sansa is pregnant by Ramsay Bolton.
“Season Finale. Cersei faces her trial.”
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