Originally Posted by SixOhNine
Either way makes sense. They both have plenty of reasons to kill one another. It would have been more surprising, had Roose been the stabber, rather than the stabbee. He's been consistent about having others do the dirty work for him, while Ramsey is much, much more of a do it yourself guy.
Don't you remember "Jamie Lannister sends his regards" (or whatever he actually said)?
Originally Posted by otc
And not a lot of guarantees that your baby makes it through the coming winter. Gotta make sure your heir will at least live first.
His wife looks like she could keep them coming. Besides, it's poor people that freeze to death in the winter, not nobles. IIRC in the book he was worried about leaving behind an infant who'd be dominated by his lieutenants/vassals/whatever.
Speaking of, that's the reason the bastard wouldn't do it, if he's smart enough to see it. Roose was actually making the point right there, right before he was stabbed -- a nut like the TV version of Ramsey would have a reputation so bad that no one would follow him.
Not sure where they're going with it (probably nowhere), but I did like the recent attempts to humanize him. He's sad when his girl dies, his hands are shaking after he murders his father, etc.