ep 10 synopsis has Stannis marching on, something will happen tonight that will be a setback. Ramsay will succeed again, as usual but Stannis is alive. Stannis would not go back to the Wall. I think Stannis will go to Winterfell and lay seige even if he was the last man alive in his army. This guy will gladly die rather than quit. At the Blackwater, they had to drag him away, kicking and screaming. Mel has said that she has seen herself walking the battlements of Winterfell. I think Stannis will get Winterfell but will get some unexpected help - Sansa/Lady Stoneheart?
read a more in depth interview with Iwan Reon either at Watchers on the Wall or Winter is coming. in fact the scene in episode 6 was the worst of it so he says. That is actually a relief. Now, I think it will be more enjoyable to watch as I just think the bad guys get damaged without any of our dear ones having to do some unsavory things in the process. i am breathing a little easier now.
Well, Bran and Rickon (w.Osha and Shaggy dog) better damn well have some quality screen time next year. i have missed them and Rickon and Osha have been gone for 2 years. We want them, we need them and so does Sansa.