Originally Posted by Redfire
Lysa is crazy and also disgusting. Her first scene, where her grown-up boy is suckling her tits...that's just nauseating.
Yeah, she and crazy breastfeeder boy probably should be put down before they hurt someone else... because that's what is going to happen. On this show, the longer you let Crazy be in charge, the more crap Crazy starts throwing at the wall.
Then again, I trust Littlefinger to make sure they do not outlive their political usefulness.
I also don't like Cat. It's her fault that Robb lost the Karstarks. Things could've been different.
But it's also completely realistic. Mothers are known to do whatever is necessary to protect their children. It's just a biological instinct. Still: I was just so angry when she freed Jaime.
Well, I was too... but I still liked Caitlyn. She was a great character, and she did her best to hold things together when everything went to hell in Season #1. She had five kids scattered to the five winds, and it was imperative to her (as you suggest) to bring them home again while she still could. Yet, part of it is her personality; I might want to protect my children, but letting her one bartering chip go through the wilderness, in hopes that two of her children will be returned safely? She didn't even know if the kids were there, and as it turns out, her ploy did nothing whatsoever to impact either of them. From a rational standpoint, I saw that plan as a poor one in terms of likely payoff.
Yes, I was mad at her for letting Jaime go... that was not a good call on her part, in terms of political strategy... but on the other hand, let's not blame the Karstarks on her. She might have put him in that situation, but Robb had an option to just toss the guy in the brig and use him as political leverage (it totally would have worked, totally would have made sense, totally would have preserved his army).... and EVERYONE -- male and female -- counseled him to do just that.
But no, Robb has to "go all Ned" on everyone and put his idealism above political strategy; if he had heeded everyone else's advice, he would not have needed Frey's army, leading him into that particular encounter where his breaking his vow to Frey had staying power. Instead, a conjunction of errors on his part led to that episode.