Who's the "lone wolf" from Sansa's voice-over? (Speculation, light spoilers of show to-date)
I want to talk a little bit about Sansa's voice over from the teaser trailer...one of the few things from the trailers that we haven't seen yet this season. Near the end of the trailer she says: "When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives." Who do you think she's talking to? Here's what I think: It’s gonna be Arya.
Remember back in season one when Arya was a hands-down fan favorite? And Sansa--above all else--played a significant role in Cersei learning of Ned’s plans to flee Kings Landing…which led to his imprisonment and eventual beheading. It could be argued that things would have gone very differently for Ned (and Arya) if it weren't for stupid Sansa.
But through the seasons Sansa has become a levelheaded, strategist that I genuinely like and admire. And now in perfect opposition to her (thanks to Littlefinger’s meddling and Arya’s own awful experiences at the Sept of Baelor the day Ned was beheaded and pretty much everything that happened since then), is my former favorite stark sister, who is quite frankIy acting like a little psycho. She scares me. I'll say it.And so, I think when Sansa gives the “lone wolf” speech in the show it’ll be to Arya; because, well, character arcs and irony.
I'm hoping that Arya will figure out that little Littlefinger is playing her before she adds Sansa's name to her prayer list (!) but armed with her angst and well-earned distrust of people (including Sansa), I can see Arya provoking a falling out with Sansa, leaving Winterfell, and Sansa giving the “lone wolf” speech in a levelheaded, strategic attempt to keep her sister close. So, I think Arya will be the “lone wolf” in Sans'a speech. There are however, many reasons any one of the Stark kids could be considered the “lone wolf”:
1. Most obviously, John. Because he still doesn't know that he's not the bastard Stark. And even when (if?) he does find out he’ll be the only on who’s not a true born child of Ned. And he was resurrected. Hard to find company in that one. 2. And there’s, Bran. He's arguably the single most powerful human being alive in Westeros with the ability to see and remember every single person's past, present, and future. He’s not even really a Stark, or a person, anymore. Hard to find company in that. 3. Arya – She’s definitely the most independent. Maybe that alone doesn’t make her the most obvious choice, but again—character arcs and the sweet irony of our former favorite sister becoming the one being fooled and misled by someone playing the game of thrones. Lastly, even Sansa could be considered the “lone wolf” because of all the Stark kids…she's the Muggle. She doesn't have fighting skills, greenseeing skills, and she never been brought back to life. And even though that's probably the most interesting of all the reasons any Stark kid could be considered the “lone wolf” when her speech finally appears on screen it will likely be in the form of dialogue and not a narration.
What do you guys think? Do you think she’ll be talking to Arya? I think it could be John, too. But probably not Bran—I mean, where’s he going? -- #sorrynotsorry. It’d be great if, like in the trailer, it ends up being some kind of rebuttal to Littlefinger, preferably when all the Stark kids run him out of Winterfell, but I don’t think GRRM is that kind. I'm afraid we're definitely looking at a Stark sibling breach—after so long waiting for them to reunite—who do you think it’ll be? And because we can’t have nothin’ on this show, remember it doesn’t have to be just one breaking off from the pack.