I'm re-reading ASoS, and Lord Mormont's dying words to Sam in Craster's Keep are "Tell my son. Jorah. Tell him, take the black. My wish. Dying wish." (458)
Now the first time I read through the books, I don't think I gave this sentence a second glance. It was the wish of a dying man for his son to redeem his honor and follow in his footsteps. But in the context of the five books, and especially Jon's stabbing, I wonder if Jorah will make his way to the Wall.
The primary reason is that he would have no where else to go except perhaps to join a mercenary company and make enough from his sword-arm to enjoy a comfortable retirement, certainly the most sensible thing to do. But of course, Jorah is anything but sensible.
So could or would Jorah return to Westeros? Perhaps he'd want to warn the lords of Westeros about Daenerys' dragons and the coming Targaryen invasion as a way to gain vengeance and redeem himself as a knight. But more than likely, any Northman would execute him and no Southron would care to listen.
So where does that leave him? Perhaps to return to the Wall to make amends with his father. Of course, it's likely that he wouldn't learn about his father's death until reaching Castle Black. Perhaps Melisandre would see some use for him, a pawn to rally the Black against the Others until Jon recovers, or to succeed him in the unlikely even that GRRM has killed him off for reals.
Also, he's been absent from the books for a while, so who knows where he will end up? I suppose he could be written out of the story like Osha, Rickon, and the Hound, but he seems too important a character and one that Daenerys could've easily killed off had GRRM wanted finality.
But the Bear's words could be a prophetic wish, and especially in the ears of Sam, if he ever happened to stumble across Jorah in Old Town or anywhere else, he could pass them along. So what do you think? Is his story over? Or could he be headed for Castle Black?
Edited by Guerillacropolis, 29 July 2014 - 01:36 PM.