congokong, on 01 May 2012 - 10:30 PM, said:
The same argument could be said for the Reeds and Bran's development. And it's clear the Reeds are not in it. So maybe they'll merge the Ramsay character into Roose (terrible idea) like they did with the Reeds and Osha.
Bran's story arc has been terrible this season with the lack of Frey children, Winterfell feast, Reeds, and Lady Dustin and the bastard of Bolton business. Yet the writers don't seem to care, so why should they about Theon?
It's pretty incomparable. Bran's storyline went nowhere until it intertwined with Theon's in the books, too (your mileage may vary, but it bored me a little at least), and Ramsay was integral to the climax of that. It set the Boltons up as a ticking time bomb, in a shocker ending that no one
saw coming. Great writing, and it only improved from there when we caught up with Theo- Reek a while later.
I just can't fathom how the guys whose stated goal is to "make as faithful an adaption as we can of A Song of Ice and Fire" can alter Theon's downfall so drastically. Ramsay is like the bloody main antagonist
of book five; he has an axe to grind with everyone, and what he did to Winterfell in the backdrop of all that is just... ugh. Such delicious intrigue.
Might work. Might not. It's one hell of a liberty to take, though; fundamentally changing a storyline as utterly massive as the heart-wrenching sack of Winterfell courtesy of the evil bastard of the north/Jon Snow's ultimate foil might prove unwise in the future.
Edited by Jamie Lannister, 02 May 2012 - 07:31 PM.