Hedge Lawyer Posted March 11, 2012 Share Posted March 11, 2012 It was an arranged marriage and he barely knew her at the time. It protected her and the rest of the children with plausible deniability. It protected Jon because if Cat started treating Jon with loving care than it would cause people to look closer at the circumstances surrounding Jon's birth. I can see not telling Cat at first, but not after 5 years? 10 years? Seems farfetched to me. Cat wouldn't have to smother Jon in kisses, but surely it would be better to raise a kid in a household in which his step-mother didn't hate him. Again, this doesn't disprove the theory. I just think that it makes a story based on the theory weaker than it would be if Jon were simply Ned's bastard. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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