Save Rickon! But only because no one saved his direwolf, Shaggydog.
In what might have been the most brutal scene in “Oathbreaker,” the third episode of season 6 of Game of Thrones, Ramsay Bolton received Rickon, Osha, and the head of Shaggydog as a gift to help him take the North after Sansa’s escape. Could Rickon make like his older sister and leap out of Winterfell before he’s inevitably bullied? Can Jon Snow, Mr. Oathbreaker himself, come to the rescue in time? Can Bran eventually disobey the Three-Eyed Raven so he can sneak inside the Tower of Joy and grant every theory-obsessive fan’s wish for R+L=J to be true? Can Sam find some Dramamine? And can you please, please contribute to the L.A.D.Y Fund, in honor of the “Let’s Assist Direwolves, Yes?” cause? All proceeds will go toward petitioning the showrunners into saving Nymeria, Summer, and Ghost.
Above, we dive into those questions and more in the latest installment of EW’s Game of Theories. With much of this week’s coverage dedicated to talking about what’s happening in and around Northern Westeros, tell me what else you’d like to discuss: Daenerys’ fate in Vaes Dothrak? The Lannisters’ plotting in King’s Landing? How easily the High Sparrow ensnared young King Tommen into his rhetoric? After all, as a wise dwarf told a pair of faithful council members: The history of the world is a history of great conversations in elegant rooms. So seat yourself in one and tweet me your thoughts at @shirklesxp.
For our other burning questions from this season, watch earlier episodes of Game of Theories here.