Newstar Posted July 10, 2016 Share Posted July 10, 2016 Sandor will probably reunite with Arya long before he ever sees Sansa. The show has been emphasizing that relationship more in recent seasons, anyway. There might even be a rehash of 4x10, with Pod/Brienne running into Sandor/Arya. Quote I hope he will be the one who expose LF to the Starks. This is a common fan theory, but to me it is completely absurd. 1. There's nothing in the books to suggest that Sandor knows that LF was conspiring with Ned and therefore "betrayed" him. He may not have even seen LF hold a dagger to Ned's throat, since he was fighting and focusing on protecting Joffrey at the time. Even if he did see something, he probably would have assumed that LF was doing his job like a good little Lannister stooge, just like Sandor was. And on that point... 2. Unlike the show, most characters in the books like and trust LF except Varys and Tyrion, both of whom are much smarter than Sandor. There is nothing in the books to suggest that Sandor dislikes LF. When Sandor does dislike someone--Joffrey, Tyrion, etc.--it's pretty obvious. 3. Sandor has no leg to stand on to condemn LF for failing to help Ned. By seizing Ned, LF was just doing his job and serving Joffrey like a good little Lannister minion, just as Sandor was (and as Sandor did for years). Sandor was busy cutting down Ned's men in that moment, if you'll recall, which no doubt facilitated Ned's arrest and detention as much as LF's actions. Besides, Sandor did precisely nothing to help Ned--and did not turn his back on his horrible, abusive king until his own cowardice at Blackwater put him in a position where he had no choice but to do so--so again, he has no leg to stand on. In that respect, he's just as bad as LF. 4. Even if Sandor did know something, he would have known it by the beginning of ACOK. I have no doubt he'd have thrown that in Sansa's face in ACOK at the first available opportunity to shake her out of her trusting complacency about Ned. What better way to disillusion her about her father's wonderfulness by giving her the proof of what a supreme fool he was for trusting a snake like LF? He says nothing about Ned's stupidity in trusting LF when they do discuss Ned, and I suspect that's because he has no idea. 5. Sansa already knows that LF did nothing to help Ned in KL. LF was there when Cersei was strongarming her after Ned's arrest, and LF was there when she made her pitch for mercy. She knows that LF was one of the queen's advisors but Ned was condemned for treason, and she knows that LF remained in Joffrey's good graces, so she knows that he must have gone along with Ned's arrest and imprisonment. Sansa also knows that LF is a bad guy who's only out for himself and no friend to her--she rationalizes it in AFFC by splitting LF into two personas, only one of whom is sinister and dangerous ("Littlefinger")--and she has way more firsthand information on which to base that assessment than Sandor, so what exactly is he going to tell her? "I saw LF cooperate in your dad's arrest"? "LF is a scumbag who will throw others under the bus to get what he wants"? She already knows that. Like, what is she going to say? "Oh my God, LF cannot be trusted??? THIS IS BRAND NEW INFORMATION!!!" So yeah, this is an absurd theory (to me, anyway) for a number of reasons. I suppose the idea is that the Hound will enlighten Sansa as to LF's "true nature"--as if she doesn't already know what that true nature is and is ignoring it for survival reasons ("Littlefinger" vs. "Petyr")--and she will turn her back on LF forever and gratefully fall into Sandor's fervent embrace. LOL, no. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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