Someone is seriously dedicated to the cause
If you haven’t seen Monday’s episode of Game of Thrones then click away now. In fact, you could go read this.
If there was any question about which fan-base is the most active and dedicated, the Game of Thrones fandom have just cleared it up.
At the end of the last episode, ‘The Broken Man’, we saw Sansa sending a letter to someone and keeping it on the down-low from her brother Jon. We were left wondering who it might be to, and despite showing us a quick shot of the letter, the GoT producers clearly weren’t planning on telling us in the episode. But there’s no need to keep questioning it, because a Game of Thrones super fan, armed with a computer and some seriously good eye sight, has used their skills to decode what the letter said.
The letter appeared on screen just long enough for the Reddit user to get a snap of it. By turning the picture upside down (as well as some magical photoshop wizardry) the words can be made out, and they read:
‘[…] Now you have a chance to fulfil your promise […] Knights of the Vale are under your command. Ride north for Winterfell. Lend us your aid and I shall see that you are [well/properly] rewarded.’
As many watchers guessed, Sansa was writing to Littlefinger – whose help she rejected earlier in the series – taking up his offer of an army so that they could march on Winterfell. Fans had already speculated that Lord Baelish was the intended recipient of Sansa’s letter, working on the basis that during the episode, Sansa was distracted by a bird in the Stark camp, relevant because a bird is Petyr Baelish’s House sigil.
Depending on how quickly the Knights of the Vale march, we could see the Snow/Stark coalition march on Winterfell as soon as the next episode. What ever happens, we’re going to feel very short changed if Ramsay Bolton doesn’t meet a sticky end before long.