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.

Netflix's Stranger Things Season 3 Video Is Full of Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed

Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.
Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.

Stranger Things's third season was full of many surprising twists and turns, not to mention some awkward teen romances. While the gruesome Mind Flayer and the evil Russians were no doubt terrifying, the show kept its sweet touch of nostalgia due mainly to the fact that the Hawkins gang is now smack-dab in the middle of the 1980s.

It doesn’t take a keen eye to see many of the series's '80s references, particularly in the latest season. With scenes taking place at the new mall, references from the decade—including Hot Dog on a Stick, Sam Goody, and Back to the Future—are all part of the setting. However, creators Ross and Matt Duffer wanted to pay true homage to the decade, and thus left Easter eggs throughout the season that you likely missed.

Luckily for us, as BGR reports, Netflix has just released a video explaining the hidden references (with the New Coke debate, Mrs. Wheeler’s erotica novel, and Hopper’s Tom Selleck-inspired Hawaiian shirt among some of our favorites).

Check out the full video above and see what you missed!

[h/t BGR]

Disney's Lady and the Tramp Remake Will Star a Mixed-Breed Rescue Dog Named Monte


Following the success of The Lion King, Lady and the Tramp will be the next classic Disney movie to be revamped in 2019. And while most of Disney's live-action remakes boast star-studded casts, the lead in this upcoming film is totally unknown. That's because Monte, a mixed-breed dog from Phoenix, Arizona, spent his pre-Hollywood days living in animal shelters.

As AZ Central reports, Monte will make his film debut as Tramp when Lady and the Tramp releases alongside the launch of Disney+, the company's upcoming streaming service, on November 12. In the original 1955 animated movie, Tramp was portrayed as a mutt who lived on the streets, so instead of looking for a purebred dog to portray the character, producers stayed faithful to the source material.

Monte lived in a New Mexico animal shelter before transferring to HALO Animal Rescue in Phoenix. When the filmmakers went there in search of a star for their movie, he instantly won them over. Like Tramp, Monte is a mixed-breed dog, but the shelter doesn't know exactly what his background is, other than being part terrier. Despite his scrappy appearance, Monte is very well-behaved. He knows how to sit, walk on a leash, and he's friendly with everyone he meets, according to the shelter.

The Lady and the Tramp crew adopted Monte in April 2018, and earlier this month, Disney released the first promotional image of him for the film. It features Monte snuggling up with his co-star, Rose, who plays Lady. True to the original, Lady is portrayed by a purebred cocker spaniel. Though you likely don't recognize the dogs on the poster, you may have heard of the voice actors who will bring them to life: Justin Theroux is playing Tramp and Tessa Thompson is Lady.

[h/t AZ Central]