Game of Thrones Theory Explains Why Sansa Stark Must Die

Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones
Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones
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The latest episode of Game of Thrones's final season, "The Last of the Starks," angered many fans for a handful of reasons. For one, how Daenerys Targaryen just forgot about the Iron Fleet is ridiculous, and let's not even get into Jon Snow's terrible excuse for a goodbye to his beloved direwolf, Ghost. A few fans are also pretty annoyed at Sansa Stark right now, after she promised Jon that she wouldn't tell anyone about his true identity and claim to the Iron Throne—then immediately revealed his secret to Tyrion Lannister, knowing that Tyrion would spread the news to Lord Varys and beyond. A new fan theory believes her actions will be met with severe consequences and uses Thrones history to back this up.

Redditor Gnargiela recalls how nearly every time a Stark has broken a promise or sacrificed their honor in the series, they were killed for it. The most memorable example would likely be Ned Stark, who, despite his intention to serve the realm and tell the truth, "sacrifice[d] his honor" by falsely admitting to treason and was publicly executed. Oldest brother Robb Stark broke his vow to marry one of Walder Frey's daughters. Instead, against all counsel to not betray Frey, he married Talisa, a healer he met after one of his army's battles; he, his mother Catelyn (who negotiated the agreement with Frey), and his newly pregnant wife became the primary targets during the infamous Red Wedding. Additionally, Lyanna Stark broke her betrothal to Robert Baratheon in order to elope with Rhaegar Targaryen, and later died in childbirth. Seeing a pattern here?

The theory argues that Sansa will have to die in the remaining two episodes, one way or another, strictly because she went against her word on something pretty major. Fans in the comments section were quick to agree with this idea, adding a few other examples of Starks meeting a cruel fate after breaking promises. Reddit user ostrich1607 remembered that Bran Stark promised his mother that he'd stop climbing the castle walls, and he ended up a cripple at the hands of Jaime Lannister following his next climb. And user rewardinghand pointed out that after Jon Snow broke a number of his Night's Watch vows, and at one point he was murdered by his own men (though Jon may be a Targaryen, his mother is a Stark).

While Sansa is doing what she believes is best for Jon and the Seven Kingdoms as a whole, her decisions might lead to her demise. We'd hate to see it happen, but we can't discount this pretty consistent pattern.

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A Diehard Fan of The Office Just Wrote a 24-Episode 10th Season—and You Can Read It Online

The cast of The Office in a scene from the series finale.
The cast of The Office in a scene from the series finale.
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Just like William Shakespeare before him, one fan of The Office has been using his time in quarantine to get a little creative, writing an entire new season of the beloved sitcom.

As Geek Tyrant reports, extreme Dunder Mifflinite Nick Janicki spent his time indoors writing a full, 24-episode 10th season of the series, and it's available for anyone to read online. Just be prepared that it may take a little time, as it's 900 pages long!

Janicki did the beloved sitcom appropriate justice by bringing back all the most crucial characters, including Michael Scott, Dwight Schrute, Pam Beesly, and Jim Halpert. To see exactly what goes down in each episode, and how Janicki's imagined 10th season plays out, you'll have to read it for yourself. The scripts are described as a "reunion season" and each one is currently available to read in PDF form. With titles like "The Dunderal," [PDF] and "Bachelor & Chill," [PDF] it sounds like fans are in for a real treat.

It might not be the long-awaited reunion fans had hoped for, but hey, it's something. As for whether or not the series will ever make like Friends and announce an official reunion, that is really anyone's guess. According to the show's creator Greg Daniels, the ensemble cast might be too big and too busy to all come back together for a new show. Thankfully, however, fans got the next big thing when many of the actors appeared on a recent episode of John Krasinski's Some Good News for a virtual wedding.

[h/t Geek Tyrant]