The Dragon has three heads, on 22 September 2012 - 01:12 AM, said:
For her to have been written out of the show and replaced with someone from volantis, she cannot be important enough for a POV.
Volantis was written in because its THE turning point on essos, when the volantene slaves rise-and they will-Dany will be queen of that city too.
Jeyne was replaced by a volantene surely with GRRMs ok as a way to introduce the city for later on.
Don't get me wrong, I don't think she'll have a POV either. I think she's only important for the child she carries, and I believe she's with child because I don't see any other reason for switching her with another girl when the Lannisters took Riverrun. The only other explanation for this would be GRRM forgot his former description of the girl when writing ADWD and I don't believe this could be the case.
armidil0, on 22 September 2012 - 04:44 PM, said:
But of Jeyne has a baby, rickon wont be the rallying, point, or the lord.
I don't think Jeyne's baby will come so soon. How much time has passed between ASOS and ADWD. Rickon will still be the rallying point for the North, but his claim as lord will be disputed. Both Rickon and Robb's offspring would be too young to rule, anyway, so there's that matter, too. Also, who will be there to recognize the real Jeyne Westerling/Stark and confirm that the child is Robb's? If she is in the custody of Blackfish, it'd be him. After that, there's Edmure, who may be doomed, and Jeyne's own family. None of these people are going to stand up and make a claim for this child, IMO, until the country is no longer at war. If there was a deception, it went down in the interest of keeping the girl and her child safe, and I'm sure they mean for them to stay safe until Westeros is at peace again. So, I think Rickon will be the rallying point if Davos succeeds in recovering him. His claim as Lord of Winterfell may be contested, though. What if the child is female? I think she may still have a stronger claim than Rickon, but I'm not sure.