- Feb 28, 2006
- Reaction score
I have to say that I'm glad the show showed restraint with that death. Stannis was a dick with a messiah complex, but seeing his head chopped off in all its gory stomach churning spectacle just wasn't the way I wanted to remember the last Stannis scene. It was the same with Ned. The camera didn't focus on him and the actual act. It cut away at the last minute and ended on Arya and the beginning of the next episode focused on the reactions of every one else. Handling Stannis's death n a similar fashion was the right way to go imo.
How did she abandon her charge?
She followed Sansa even after Sansa refused to go with her.
She never saw Sansa light the candle so she assumed things were fine.
She promised Catelyn Stark that she would protect her daughters and find them. She knew where Sansa was.
Sansa Stark is a 16 year old little girl who doesn't know any better, she might be 18 in the tv show, but she is still a naive little child who doesn't know any better.
Brienne is an adult and a knight, she is the one who should know what to do, and all she accomplished was murdering Vale Knights who we're simply doing their jobs and then she goes off to murder a King.
Brienne wouldn't be guarding and waiting for the candle to be lit if she actually believed that.