Game of Thrones: The IMAX experience coming to the UK, win tickets!

got_imaxposter_20150224_1200After the success in the States last month, the upscaled, re-mastered IMAX version of the last two episodes of season four, ‘The Watchers on the Wall’ and ‘The Children’, is making their way to a UK venue, DIY Magazine reports.

The event is only two days away! Mark Thursday, 26th February, on your calendars. The occasion for this first IMAX screening of Game of Thrones outside North America is the opening of a new eleven-screen cinema in Milton Keynes (if you don’t know the place, look for it to the NW of London), owned by Odeon Cinemas.

Follow this link for a chance to win your tickets via a Rafflecopter widget on the DIY site, and with some luck you may enjoy some supersized Thrones goodness on a 18.5 m by 10 m screen (60 by 34, in feet).

Flicks and the City is also having a tickets giveaway so be sure to stop by their site as well to enter to win IMAX tickets!

We can only hope they show more episodes of Game of Thrones in more cinemas around the world in the future, yours truly would not mind a chance to see it.

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    1. BIG S5 SPOILER from recapped.com (they’ve been right about everything they posted in the past):

      We’re going to start posting some Game of Thrones season five rumors with each of our columns. First, you may have seen the bath scene from Sansa (Sophie Turner) in the trailer. What you don’t know is that bath is right before Sansa’s wedding. And unlike the last time, Sansa will lose her virginity. Of course, it’s highly doubtful any skin will be shown.

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    2. zod:
      BIG S5 SPOILER from recapped.com (they’ve been right about everything they posted in the past):

      We’re going to start posting some Game of Thrones season five rumors with each of our columns. First, you may have seen the bath scene from Sansa (Sophie Turner) in the trailer. What you don’t know is that bath is right before Sansa’s wedding. And unlike the last time, Sansa will lose her virginity. Of course, it’s highly doubtful any skin will be shown.
      She is marrying Ramsey? Will Reek “prepare” her for him like in the books?

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    3. Wow, that is a huge spoiler. IF that happens I sincerely hope she doesn’t marry Ramsey. The thought of it makes me sick. Colour me intrigued though, her arc will be an exclusive to both the unsullied and sullied.

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    4. Shaz:
      IF that happens I sincerely hope she doesn’t marry Ramsey.

      Who else could it be? The face she has while in the tub is NOT a happy face and Sweet Robin isnt a candidate to deflower her.

      Ramsey has his bride 🙂

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    5. Ser Dosser,

      Really? “She’s not happy in a two-seconds shot so she’s marrying Ramsay”? Ookay… Because usually Sansa is all smiles! That’s not even remotely close to being evidence of anything.

      If the report is indeed true, there are maaaany possibilities (Harry or an equivalent, Robin, Petyr), and some of them (the latter two) are almost as creepy as Ramsay if for some reason creepiness is what you expect (though I don’t know where that idea comes from.) For some people, everything magically points to Ramsay.

      Oh, well. We’ll see soon enough. When the season starts airing, I’d bet we’ll know two or three episodes in if this is going to happen or not. Maybe the second trailer confirms or dismisses the theory, too. Personally, I don’t discard Sansa going to Winterfell, but not as Jayne’s fArya replacement.

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    6. Hmmm this is intriguing if true.

      If so, my question would be this –

      would she marry Ramsey AS Sansa? Or as a fake Arya? Because if it becomes well known that Ramsey is marrying Sansa, surely that implicates Littlefinger in a) spiriting Sansa away from Kings’ Landing and therefore b) Joffrey’s death. He just wouldn’t do that would he? Also Cersei would immediately demand Sansa’s head. So will they actually do the fArya plot but with Sansa instead of Jeyne? That seems a bit bizarre to me…

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    7. zod,

      CRAP! Total bastardisation of book plot! It moves TOO FAR from the book storyline and doesn’t make sense within LF’s plot and arc or Sansa’s arc.

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    8. zod,

      I’ve never read the site before, but they do say rumors.

      And even in rumors Sansa is getting married before the season even starts! 😀 Poor choice if it is really Ramsay. That girl has the worst luck in Westeros.

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    9. Tormund’s Woman: but they do say rumors

      They always call that “rumors”, but just take a look at their GOT “rumors” from previous years :

      “Here’s what we’re hearing for future episodes of Game of Thrones. In episode 7, Charlotte Hope and Stephanie Blacker are both naked as they seduce Theon. Oona Chaplin is also partially naked in a scene with Robb. Carice van Houten will be naked in episode 8. Nathalie Emmanuel also helps Emilia Clarke bathe in this episode so its possible one or both are nude too. And the final two episodes have no nudity.”

      “UPDATE (5/16): For those asking, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and Daario do have sex in ep 7 but apparently they only show the before with Daario naked and then skip ahead to the next day.”

      “Tonight is the season 4 premiere of Game of Thrones. There are supposed to be two whores naked at the brothel as they are being showcased. Josephine Gillan may be one of them.”

      “Yes. However, the scene the paparazzi shot with a half-naked Nathalie Emmanuel is supposed to happen in episode 8.”

      They’ve always been pretty spot on. They also were the first to give a premiere date for S4. That “rumor” is legit IMO.

      But I don’t blame you if you decide to take it with a grain of salt. 😉

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    10. Auren,

      I think that you have stumbled upon the great Sansa controversy of TWoW. Sansa will fully embrace polygamy in order to rule as many kingdoms as possible. Yes, she is that desirable. 🙂

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    11. This seems like a MASSIVE step back in Sansa’s character development…

      The only things giving me hope that it’s not are Sophie Turner’s interviews.

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    12. Big Mac:
      This seems like a MASSIVE step back in Sansa’s character development…

      The only things giving me hope that it’s not are Sophie Turner’s interviews.

      Based on Sophie Turner’s interviews over the history of the show, that’s probably not the most stable thing to be holding on to.

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    13. King Tommen: Based on Sophie Turner’s interviews over the history of the show, that’s probably not the most stable thing to be holding on to.

      Hmm but she does talk about Sansa really entering the game and so on. I don’t think becoming

      an abused wife/ partner for essentially the second time

      would tick that box at all. And from an audience POV it would be quite boring in terms of its repetition (we’ve already seen what it’s like when

      she’s betrothed to a sadist – why do we need to see it again?)

      . In fact the more I think about it, the less likely it seems.

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    14. Ross: Hmm but she does talk about Sansa really entering the game and so on. I don’t think becoming

      would tick that box at all.And from an audience POV it would be quite boring in terms of its repetition (we’ve already seen what it’s like when

      .In fact the more I think about it, the less likely it seems.

      First off, we have no idea how this storyline would be portrayed and how much of a victim she would actually be. Obviously, if this were to occur, it would be as a result of a scheme that she and LF had concocted. So she definitely would be playing the game. To me, it would appear to be an undercover operation in order for her to facilitate an end goal. Just because she may have misgivings about how far she needs to go to enact this scheme, it doesn’t mean she’ll be a victim. She’s getting her hands dirty, isn’t that what people who want her character to evolve are hoping for?

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    15. King Tommen,

      I understand what you’re saying. I agree she probably will be doing this as a player, not a pawn, and it will be part of a big revenge scheme. That all sounds about right to me.

      But if she is going to be a player, in control of things, and not trapped or a victim, then why will Theon need to save her in the end?
      Unless he DOESN’T save her in the show… but that would be a huge disappointment… and besides, Alfie Allen has strongly hinted he will.

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    16. Big Mac,

      There’s maybe a difference between “save” and “help”. I tend to think if this is what the storyline is for them, it will probably lean more heavily towards the latter.

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    17. King Tommen,

      Yeah, I don’t think its hard to imagine Sansa and Theon sort of saving each other. Neither could do it without the other sort of thing.

      Also, who is the pervy insider this recapped site has who only leaks to them about scenes involving sex and nudity, lol.

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    18. King Tommen,

      Oh god, I only read the list of past scoops that site had had. I didn’t actually click through. Now I did and I see the whole site is dedicated to that. I feel like I’m on some sort of FBI watch list after clicking that.

      Here’s hoping D&D gave Greatjob Umber a good full-frontal scene so these creepers can confirm all those rumors from the last thread!

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    19. Felt Pelt:
      Here’s a promotional vine that zooms in on the Sandsnake whipping the barrel from the trailer. Make her look like a superhero. Well, a superhero who tortures people:

      https://vine.co/v/O27XJ9ixvZD

      That ship captain who the Sandsnakes capture who gives up the info on Jaime dude is getting way more screentime in the promotional material than some of the cast members.

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    20. zod,

      They made those other statements during the season, or after screeners had been sent out. Nobody, outside of production, has seen any of the episodes/read the scripts.

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    21. Sophie Tuner described a traumatic scene she has in season five as a 6 out of 10 in terms of how traumatic.

      Sex with Ramsay would be a 12.

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    22. Tyrion Pimpslap:
      Sophie Tuner described a traumatic scene she has in season five as a 6 out of 10 in terms of how traumatic.

      That’s based on the assumption that the show goes into the same amount of detail the books do on this. Turner has stated previously that D&D are very protective of her and I could easily see them in this scenario cutting away from the actual act and leaving the majority of the scene to the imagination. Y’know, lead up to the two of them getting together in the room, a few menacing, creepy words from Ramsay, he approaches her, she flinches a little, cut to next morning. That’s a 6.

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    23. King Tommen,

      No, even if it is only implied, it’s a fucking 12.

      Sansa is not marrying Ramsay. If she does, then D&D deserve to be raked over the coals. We are supposed to believe a 15 year old Sansa, who has been with Littlefinger a short while, is now on a level that Littlefinger believes she can manipulate Ramsay!?!? Or will they play it like Littlefinger has no idea how insane Ramsay is, which would make Littlefinger seem like a moron? I hate this speculation with a passion.

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    24. Tyrion Pimpslap,

      I appreciate your feelings. My speculation comes more from evidence and what the show has done historically than whether I feel what they’re doing is right or wrong.

      As always when people get in a lather, probably best to view how things are portrayed before going ballistic.

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    25. King Tommen,

      It’s going to take a miracle for this speculated storyline to make any sense. At least with

      Jaime in Dorne, it makes sense with him taking on the role of Balon Swann. 15 year old Sansa being sent to try and marry/manipulate/kill Ramsay makes zero sense, IMO.

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    26. Tyrion Pimpslap: They made those other statements during the season, or after screeners had been sent out. Nobody, outside of production, has seen any of the episodes/read the scripts.

      “Yes. However, the scene the paparazzi shot with a half-naked Nathalie Emmanuel is supposed to happen in episode 8.”

      That one was from October 22nd 2013. And two facts remain :

      1. They DO seem to have access to insider information (back in December 18 they announced that the premiere of the fourth season would air on April 6th… HBO didn’t tell us anything about that until January 9th)

      2. Their information has ALWAYS been reliable.

      Not sure why we should assume that they would post BS all of a sudden.

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    27. King Tommen,

      What evidence? The shot of an unhappy Sansa taking a bath in a room with a vaguely familiar door design? Littlefinger giving yet another speech about revenge? The Boltons receiving someone (which should happen in the first few episodes, just as all the other promo pictures)? None of that amounts to anything resembling “evidence.” The reality is this: we don’t know much about Sansa’s story this season, which is a first for book readers, so people are eager to jump on the first theory that comes up, however absurd.

      This report, if true, does not point to the theory being true. It could mean a hundred things, and nothing to do with that bastard.

      Tyrion Pimpslap,

      Agreed.

      Sansa in Winterfell… as Alayne, as part of a visiting retinue of Vale Lords? Maybe. They could make that work, I’m sure. I’m not saying it’s gonna happen, but it could. Sansa in Winterfell… taking the place of Jayne Poole as a pretend Arya for Ramsay to marry? No way. In my opinion, D&D have made even some of the most extravagant changes work within the logic of the characters and the story of the show… but I can’t see how even they could crack this.

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    28. Oh no…

      We are back to debating whether or not Sansa is becoming Mrs. Ramsay Bolton! Don’t get me wrong…I enjoy the debate. Just wish that S5 would start so we could get some answers.

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    29. Tyrion Pimpslap,

      While I also don’t like the idea of Sansa in the fArya plot (I feel there is the risk for it to be too much of a regression for her ark), she did trick LF himself last season. Since LF pretty much thinks he is Lann the Clever reborn I have no doubt he was, and still is, very impressed with her. I don’t think it’s implausible for him to believe she could handle Ramsay.

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    30. zod,

      Their info that’s been reliable has been presented as fact not just rumour and always while the season was already airing, never this early in the year. They would name what ep. something would happen in. They did not do that this time and say that they are trying something new with this rumours segment.

      Luka Nieto,

      There really is no evidence for this fSansa business. You’re right to be skeptical.

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    31. It would make perfect sense if D&D made Sansa into a mix of fArya/L.Dustin.

      What storyline could Sansa possibly have in the Vale? Keeping her there would only mean expanding an overexpanded storylines and adding more cast members expanding the budget….
      We know LF returns to KL in season 5 … that leaves Sansa to do what in the Vale? Nothing.

      We already have Arya doing nothing and beeing “noone” thats quite enough of boredom.

      By puting Sansa in Winterfell the story picks up pace and gets more exciting… unlike the books.

      #IUNDERSTAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      #approvethechange
      #dwdaffcsucksandisuselessfiller

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    32. Hmm…

      Seems weird for a celebrity nudity rumour post to talk about a bath scene that doesn’t include any nudity, unless they were just desperate for GOT gossip and are coming up empty this year (unlike previous years). Also, it looks like in previous years the nudity was identified by episode, whereas there’s no mention in this post of the episode number where Sansa supposedly weds. Seems fishy. If it weren’t for the site’s GOT track record with this stuff, I’d write it off entirely. As it is, I’m skeptical.

      The recapped.com site promises more GOT rumours down the road. We’ll see if those other rumours sound solid or can be easily disproven.

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    33. Oh my god… Sansa and Ramsey again…

      i cant wait for the season to begin and scene where Sansa kills Robin Arryn…

      And that is 6 out of 10 in terms of how traumatic it is….

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    34. As for Sophie’s 6/10 “trauma index,” there are ways to depict or imply sexual or violent content without showing an inch of skin or a drop of blood. Dialogue hints, fade-to-black, the usual tricks. The horror could also be merely psychological, in which case all that’s needed would be a scene where Sansa is having some sort of heartwrenching nervous breakdown or some exceptionally sad monologue. A beloved character played by an actress who’s been with the show from the beginning breaking down and sobbing her heart out after experiencing something awful occurring off-screen would definitely be difficult for crew members to watch.

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    35. I was betting on Sansa going to WF as Alayne and scheming things and recieving help from Theon but apparently this site is quite reliable and it makes sense so now I’m inclined to believe she will replace fArya. And honestly, who the hell knows if she will not sexually manipulate Harry the heir in TWOW and do some weird stuff too. They might be just tweaking things a little to streamline and all of this might not be as a stretch as some people think it is going to be. We have no idea what happens on TWOW.

      BTW: Nymeria being my favorite minor character I watched that vine like 100 times. They apparently put up some other vines from parts of the trailer before, and most of them a little extended (for example on the trailer you can’t see Nym wrapping the whip around her waist after exposing that guy’s head). Hopefully we will have another trailer soon or at least vines with new footage.

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    36. This Sansa speculation is killing me. I need a tangible glimpse into her season 5 arc to sate my desire for new material. Hopefully a new trailer will air soon.

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    37. Ser Dosser,

      Well who else could it be,

      I say Ramsey has Myranda deflower Sansa, you know how he loves threesomes. Sansa of course will not be happy with this arrangement, therefore the tryst get’s a little more physical.

      What I’m waiting for is to catch Maisie wearing that sexy underboob outfit, you know the green one that her faceless girl alter ego is wearing in that brief trailer clip with I presume to be Trant.

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    38. Tyrion Pimpslap:

      No, even if it is only implied, it’s a fucking 12.

      This is so true for me. It’s because of that Ramsey. Just putting Sansa or Arya or anyone for that matter in the same room with him I have this apprehension he’s going to molest/torture/debase that person. I hope to see Iwan Rheon in a different role soon so I won’t be left with this horrifying image of Ramsey.

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    39. Shaz,

      Your wish is my command. An Italian Aidan Gillen interview has been posted by Sean C. in another thread. Read this excerpt:

      “I can say that my character and that of Sansa Stark are setting out on a journey to the Valley of Arryn to take control of the House of Arryn.”

      So… that’s exactly what’s gonna happen. Sansa and Littlefinger touring the Vale, taking control of House Arryn. I’m so happy this is the first actually concrete thing we know about their storyline, and it pretty much discredits the ‘Sansa as Jayne in Winterfell’ theory.

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    40. mau,

      I am curious how its proponents will react. Maybe they’ll argue that somehow winning House Arryn will involve their theory coming to fruition? If they are supporting such an ‘original’ theory to begin with, I imagine that evidence like this (which is the first ACTUAL first-hand evidence we’ve got, by the way) won’t sway them.

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    41. Shitmouth,

      Thematically, I’m not against the idea. That is, Sansa focusing on vengeance, due to Petyr’s influence —the trailer implies as much (“There’s no justice in this world, not unless we make it”), as did Season 4 in the “Mockinbird” episode, in which Petyr suggested that when people hurt the ones that you love what you must do is “avenge them”, and Sansa smiled. Now, Sansa literally becoming that character, or taking that specific role in the plot… just no.

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    42. Eh, that interview doesn’t kill or discredit the fSansa theory.

      Gillen doesn’t mention LF going to KL in that interview, either, but we know for a fact that he does. He also cautions that he can’t talk much about the season. He does say that they’re “setting out” on a tour of the Vale, which we knew in any event from 4×08. That says where they start; it doesn’t say where they end up, but we know for a fact that LF ends up, however, briefly, in KL. If this interview doesn’t kill LF-in-KL, which it can’t, since we know he’s going there, it hardly kills Sansa-at-Winterfell or Sansa-as-fake-Arya.

      Also, “[Possible huge plot twist] won’t happen because the stars won’t specifically reference it in an interview” is a remarkably poor argument. By that logic, the Red Wedding never happened, either, because Michelle Fairley in describing her Season 3 arc mentioned not one word of it!

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    43. Greenjones,

      Again, after a quick check it appears that’s not the first time they report on something where there could be no nudity :

      “On tomorrow’s Game of Thrones, Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) and some other women are naked in a stream. Missandei is shown bathing from behind when she senses someone watching her, turns around, then covers up. Still unconfirmed whether or not Nathalie shows anything but there are no sex scenes with her character like some are speculating.

      “Nathalie Emmanuel also helps Emilia Clarke bathe in this episode so its possible one or both are nude too. And the final two episodes have no nudity.”

      “Also, it seems two blonde actresses are reuniting for the final season of True Blood. No word on how big their roles are or if they get naked or not.

      Only bra and bikini from Emmy Rossum unfortunately.”

      I guess that serves as a warning : “don’t take your willies out, nothing to see here”.

      But M’s conclusion seems reasonable enough, yeah:

      Seems fishy. If it weren’t for the site’s GOT track record with this stuff, I’d write it off entirely. As it is, I’m skeptical.

      The recapped.com site promises more GOT rumours down the road. We’ll see if those other rumours sound solid or can be easily disproven.

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    44. Having given a bit more thought to the “Sansa marries Ramsay” thing, I can actually sort of see how it could work.

      Early on in the season, SweetRobin dies (most likely through a Littlefinger scheme. It could possibly also serve as a test for Sansa in some way… Not sure exactly how).
      Brienne & Pod come across Sansa and Littlefinger (possibly, Brienne brings up her meeting with Roose Bolton), and are sent away.
      The meeting with Brienne brings back memories of Sansa’s mother, father, brother, etc, causing her to cry (as seen in the trailer).
      Littlefinger gives his “Avenge them” talk.
      He tells Sansa his plan (or they formulate it together) to bring down House Bolton from the inside.
      Don’t know what the full details of this plan would be, but it involves Sansa marrying Ramsay (having seen her acting skills in s4e08 (and perhaps something she did in regard’s to Robin’s death), he is convinced she can handle Ramsay).
      Sansa leaves for Winterfell to marry Ramsay.
      Littlefinger goes to King’s Landing to annul the Tyrion marriage.
      Cersei agrees, because Littlefinger convinces her that being married to Ramsay would be a fate worse than death for Sansa.
      (Possibly, Littlefinger reveals his plan to Lady Olenna for one reason or another, leading to her “They’ll never find what’s left of you” line).

      Sansa arrives at Winterfell.
      Stuff happens, and she and Ramsay get married. (It will not be a repeat of Joffrey, because this time Sansa is a player, and has a plan).
      Sansa & Ramsay consummates their marriage, resulting in the “traumatic experience” described by Sophie. (I’m imagining a scene involving Sansa standing outside the bedroom door, looking scared. She closes her eyes for a few seconds, then opens them again, looking determined – She knows she must do this if she wants to accomplish the long-term goal of taking down the Boltons. She opens the door and enters the room, where Ramsay is already lying naked in the bed. Sansa starts taking off her clothes (the camera is outside the room, looking in). After removing her clother, she closes the door on the camera. Cut to another storyline.)

      During her time in Winterfell, Sansa and Reek meet, and their relationship develops over the season, with Sansa helping Reek find Theon again, and Reek/Theon giving Sansa advice on surviving Ramsay. (Obviously for this relationship to work at all, Theon/Reek would have to tell Sansa that he didn’t really kill her brothers).
      In the end, Sansa and Theon end up having to escape, and work together to do so (or maybe even kill Ramsay).

      So, yeah… I do think the “Sansa marries Ramsay” thing could work. They just need to make sure to give all the characters the right reasoning.

      That said, if there is any truly solid evidence that Sansa will NOT be going to Winterfell, I will not be complaining (yeah, that Aidan Gillen interview is not enough – He’s only saying how he and Sansa start out. Of course he’s not going to say that Sansa goes to Winterfell).

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    45. Big Mac,

      Robin can’t die early on in the season. First Littlefinger must have a substitute. In the books, that’s marrying Sansa to Harry the Heir. Then —and only then— Robin dies. If Petyr kills Robin now, he’s left with no power on the Vale. If there’s no Harry or someone like it in the show, Littlefinger must make sure Robin is alive and well… alive, anyway. Use him as a puppet. Not kill him.

      “Don’t know what the full details of this plan would be, but it involves Sansa marrying Ramsay”. Those are not details. That’s like the whole point of this theory. And I ask: why? How would this marriage help them secure the Vale, which is presumably the plan? Or hell, how would it secure them the North, considering they know that Stannis will attack Winterfell momentarily?

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    46. Tormund’s Woman: This is so true for me. It’s because of that Ramsey. Just putting Sansa or Arya or anyone for that matter in the same room with him I have this apprehension he’s going to molest/torture/debase that person. I hope to see Iwan Rheon in a different role soon so I won’t be left with this horrifying image of Ramsey.

      You need to check out Iwan in a programme called Vicious http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2582590/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 where he plays a harmless little pussycat of a character. Fortunately it was on around the time of S3 and I was able to get over Ramsay by watching him in that as an antidote.

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    47. Tormund’s Woman:
      Lulu’s Mum,

      Thanks! I will. “Harmless little pussycat of a character” made me chuckle as right now I just can’t possibly see that.

      That’s what I thought as I saw him as Ramsay first. Kept thinking his nice, ‘normal’ behaviour was just a trick and he’d suddenly go mass murderingly full-on looney. I didn’t see that much of it but from what I did – bar a drastic change of character – if Ramsay is a 10, pussycat is hovering around 1.

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