As I've mentioned before, Game of Thrones is my favorite TV show of all time. I finally convinced my mother and her boyfriend Jimmy to watch the series, and I'd ask what happened and explain their questions. One day they mentioned that Ned Stark and Jaime Lannister fought in the streets of King's Landing and that the fight was over when a spear went through his leg. But my mother mentioned that "it's obvious he won't die, because if he did then the story would be over". While Lord Eddard Stark survived his wounds from the battle, his doom followed not long afterwards.
His fate fell in the hands of Jaime Lannister's biological son (with his sister Cersei) Joffrey who had Eddard murdered after he challenged his right to the throne in favor of King Robert's brother Stannis Baratheon. And yet the story didn't end, it just got much bigger and better. One of the reasons why I think Game of Thrones is so compelling is that nobody is safe. Which makes me worry for most of the Starks (especially Jon Snow and his direwolf Ghost) tonight in the Battle of the Bastards. I'm really sure Ramsay Bolton will lose, but it wouldn't be the first curve-ball the TV show/book series has given fans.