Game of Thrones Season 4: Sansa’s Storyline Might Stray from the Book ‘A Storm of Swords’
Game of Thrones season 4 is scheduled to return in the spring of 2014. After the success of the three previous seasons, season 4 might offer something different to the viewers. The story might go to a different direction from the original book series, ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’. Spoilers alert!
Actually, the possibility of Sansa’s storyline straying away in season 4 is related to a misstep related in season 1 episode 4. Let’s leave that episode for now and talk about what happens to Sansa in the next story. Sansa will be a major character in the second half of ‘A Storm of Swords’. She won’t just stay at King’s Landing and will make her escape. This begins with her unconsciously murdering Joffrey at his wedding feast. Joffrey is poisoned to death after he marries Margaery. Sansa is the pawn in this murder scheme, as she is the one who administers the pie, which contains poison, for Joffrey. Then Sansa escapes King’s Landing along with Littlefinger, who is also responsible for Joffrey’s death.
As Littlefinger is sailing to Vale to marry her aunt, Lysa Arryn, Sansa just goes along with his scheme. However, instead of uniting aunt and niece, Littlefinger insist that Sansa has to take a new identity. So, Sansa becomes Littlefinger’s bastard daughter, Alayne Stone. Littlefiner marries Lysa Arryn and becomes the Protector of the Vale. However, his eyes are set on Sansa. We all know that he always loves Catelyn Stark. Although Catelyn has died at the Red Wedding, his love for her doesn’t die and instead lands on her daughter. That’s Littlefinger’s true motive. He attempts to do inappropriate things to Sansa, and Lysa finds him kissing Sansa.
Raging Lysa then threatens to drop Sansa out of the moon door. Littlefinger rescues her and calm his wife down by telling her that he “only ever loved one woman”. After Lysa calms down, Littlefinger reveals that the woman is “Cat”, and he pushes Lysa out of the moon door to her death. We know Littlefinger, and he certainly will find a scapegoat for the murder. So, he blames Lysa’s favorite singer, Marillion for the murder. The poor singer then is tortured until he confesses the murder. This is where the misstep is.
Now, it’s time for us to go back to the season 1. You might say that you don’t know who Marillion is, but actually you have seen him in season 1 episode 4. He meets Catelyn on her way back to Winterfell from King’s Landing. When he returns to King’s Landing, he is punished by Joffrey for singing a mocking song about Lannisters. Joffrey has Ser Ilyn Payne cut his tongue off. Now, with no tongue, how could Marillion become Lysa’s favorite singer? Then, how could he confess to murdering Lysa? Marillion plays an important role as Littlefinger’s scapegoat here. So, if his tongue has already been ripped out in season 1, it’s better for Littlefinger, or Benioff and Weiss, to find another scapegoat. There might be a different storyline here in Game of Thrones season 4.