WARNING: This article contains details regarding Episode 9 of Season 6 of Game of Thrones
This past of Game of Thrones left us shaken with the sheer magnitude of destruction, death, and vengeance portrayed. While we can take solace in the death of Ramsay Bolton — and my god was it sweet, sweet riddance — plenty of theories have popped up since the episode that have left us frightened at their implications. The most disturbing of these theories may be the one insinuating that Ramsay’s last words to Sansa — “You can’t kill me. I’m part of you now.” — may have alluded to him believing he’d impregnated her. Here’s the scene once again, but a reminder, it’s a bit brutal:
There’s plenty to suggest Sansa is not pregnant, which we get into more , including an iffy timeline of her time away from Ramsay, but today we get more concrete proof this fan theory is as dead as Ramsay himself.
Liam Cunningham, who plays Ser Davos on Game of Thrones, reacted to this theory in an interview with the Huffington Post. Cunningham points to the improbability of Ramsay having any idea of a potential pregnancy stating:
“Unless he’s got one of those ‘Game of Thrones’ pregnancy sticks, he’s not gonna know.”
Fair point, why would Ramsay say something so menacing about something he couldn’t possibly prove? Additionally Cunningham offered his own interpretation for Ramsay’s sinister parting words.
“I think, I would imagine, it’s open to whatever you want it to be, but I think he’s saying he’s put himself into her head. That’s what I took from it. She’s never gonna get rid of him because of what he’s done to her. He knows what he’s done to her. It was off camera, what he was doing to her, but we all know what it was. But I think he’s placed himself in her soul for all the wrong reasons.”
This also seems to be the way Sansa interpreted Ramsay. Her little speech back to him shut down any intimidation he was trying to imbue. “Your words will disappear. Your House will disappear. Your name will disappear. All memory of you will disappear.” Basically she just gave him the break-up equivalent of “I’ve already forgotten you, asshole.”
Sansa knows if she’d really wanted to hurt him admitting to a pregnancy would probably hurt more. Either because she’d be taking care of it herself or because no child of hers would ever claim the Bolton name, and of course because he’d be too dead to get to know his own kid. But she didn’t, so seems like there’s no pregnancy.
Glad to have an official Game of Thrones actor backing us up on this one. We can rest a bit easier.
“Only the meek get pinched. The bold survive.” – Ferris Bueller