mediterraneo, on 06 March 2012 - 11:45 AM, said:
It is quite possible that she was later "kissed" by Catelyn and that her "zombie" is blocked in the last task undertook before death, like Beric "bring justice to the Riverlands" and Catelyn's "Avenge your son against Lord Frey".
That is an absolutely fascinating theory. Very interesting.
I just can't see Brienne sacrificing Jaime, even for Pod. She'd try to find a third option, some means of keeping them both alive (although I have no idea if there is one. The situation's pretty dicey). She's clearly got the hots for the guy; I just can't see her willingly sending him to his death. Maybe she would have considered this seriously when she was watching Pod and convinced herself that it was the right decision but I don't think she could possibly stick by it once she actually reached Jaime.
Maybe they'll kill UnCat. That would be anticlimactic, but it would certainly help their situation.
The poor girl's taken too many vows, and she just can't keep all of them. She has to drop one.
Someone earlier brought up how very lacking-of-foresight it was of Jaime to simply go off with Brienne without at all considering that there might be something wrong with this situation. The more I think about it, the more that seems right. He should have some kind of backup plan, like, "Well, the Hound needs me to go alone, but I'm taking a small troop of men with me who will stay a few hours' ride behind us." Or, well, maybe not that. But something along those lines.
Incidentally, what does Jaime plan to do? Assuming he believes Brienne, and assuming he were to actually successfully get Sansa from the Hound and safely away, and he has every intention of fulfilling his promise to Catelyn Stark, what exactly is he planning to do with her? When the vow was originally made, Riverrun was still very much in Tully hands and to my memory, Winterfell's destruction wasn't common knowledge yet, so Sansa had a number of places to go. She really doesn't have anywhere anymore - except maybe their Eyrie through her cousin, which is is ridiculously ironic if that was Jaime's plan.
I mean that entire last paragraph from Jaime's perspective and what he
knows to be true, or may or may not believe is true. Obviously, almost the entirety of that is skewed because of his perspective.