SFDanny Posted September 11, 2020 Share Posted September 11, 2020 On 9/8/2020 at 12:21 PM, Frey family reunion said: Maybe. But isn't it pretty shitty that Ned lets him join the Night's Watch without first smartening him up as to his parents? After all, if Jon was mature enough to join the Night's Watch then he should have been mature enough to have handled who his parents were. I guess that could explain the guilt that Ned seems to feel. That he let him join the Night's Watch without truly knowing all of the facts involved. Perhaps, but we don't even know if it was the plan to allow Jon to actually take the vows. Ned needed to get Jon out of Winterfell and away from the antagonism with Catelyn, and to someone he trusted as far away as he can from King's Landing. Being at the Wall with Benjen might just have been a temporary solution. Such a interpretation would mean Benjen is in on the plan. Unfortunately, Benjen goes missing, and Ned doesn't find out about until Yoren arrives in King's Landing. Or Ned just placed Jon's safety over any ephemeral claims he might have had to the Iron Throne. Doesn't mean he wouldn't have told Jon before he joins the Night's Watch, but just that he doesn't have any belief that there is a chance Jon could ever sit the Iron Throne. His promise most likely was to just keep him safe at all cost. Something we will have to wait and see if it is ever answered. One reason I think we just might see Benjen again. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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