On Game of Thrones, the Reek formerly known as Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) ended his Season 4 arc by once again showing his loyalty to Ramsay Snow Bolton, by convincing the Ironborn to forfeit Moat Cailin, even though he knew it wouldn’t end well for them. After two seasons in the clutches of Ramsay, what can we expect from Reek/Theon in Season 5?
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If all goes according to the books, we should see Reek become Theon once more and finally escape Ramsay in Season 5.
In the new season, the next move for the Boltons is to gain fealty from any Northern Lords who still aren’t fans of them being in charge. How do they do this? By marrying Ramsay to Arya Stark, of course.
Now, it’s not the real Arya — she’s in Braavos — but all they need is a brown-haired girl from Winterfell in a wolf cloak to pose as her, and no one’s going to know the difference. This is exactly what they do, and they hold the wedding at Winterfell with several of the Northern Lords, and several Freys, present.
Ramsay forces Theon to take part in the wedding night, where Ramsay predictably abuses his new wife, but then something awesome happens: Freys start dying. At first, Theon is suspected, but everyone soon figures out that he’s too weak to carry out the act. The real killer is Mance Rayder, who was sent to Winterfell to rescue Arya for Jon Snow.
Theon eventually escapes with fake Arya with the help of Mance and his spearwives, but ends up running right into Stannis, who’s planning to invade Winterfell with those of the North who oppose the Boltons and unseat them. Stannis captures Theon, and Theon is reunited with his sister, whom Stannis has also captured.
The show will likely change some of what occurs here, but we hope they don’t change too much, since the action at Winterfell is one of the best parts of A Dance with Dragons. It does seem like the north will feature heavily this season, based on show spoilers.
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