Warning: spoilers for "Game of Thrones" below!
Season 6's "Battle of the Bastards" is undoubtedly one of the most beloved episodes of "Game of Thrones."
"BoB" is among the biggest spectacles in the show's history as Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and his army face almost insurmountable odds against a much stronger force led by Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon). It delivers harrowing moment after harrowing moment: Jon is baited on the battlefield, horses run in which way, Rickon (Art Parkinson) never learns to zigzag.
So much happens that they even cut to a live feed of NYC's L trains during rush hour:
With a little help from a last-second Gandalf-like appearance from the Knights of the Vale, they come strong forces Out on top, culminating in Jon, beating crap out of Ramsay and Sansa (Sophie Turner), Lord Bolton feeds his own dogs.
It's brutal; it is strong; it's perfect. And it can also be a plot hole.
Let's go to the last moments between Sansa and Ramsay:
With things that look cloudy to Ramsay and his dogs shut in, he protests that his dogs will "never hurt" him who leads for this exchange in the script, which you can find on Emmys website:
Sansa : You haven't fed them in seven days. You said it yourself.
All kennel cages are open. Nine skinny dogs hang low and smile, lick their chops, sniff the air.
Ramsay : They are loyal animals.
Sansa : They were. Now they are starving.
Of course, Ramsay has been transformed into Kibbles & nbsp; bits. Sansa goes away smiling, happy with how she threw Ramsay's own threat of his hungry dogs back into his face.
But after seeing the scene over and over, a detail has bothered us.
How did Sansa know that Ramsay hadn't fed his dogs?
The Sansas line about non-fed dogs is the "oh shit" moment for Ramsay. That's when he really understands that his time is up. But when you look at the episode again, you realize she wasn't even around boasting how hungry his dogs were.
Let's go back to the day before the battle when Sansa and Jon meet with Ramsay.
Jon suggests that he and Ramsay just settle the fight with one-on-one fight, which is a very Jon thing to do. Ramsay is all that, "Nah," which is a very Ramsay thing to do. He cheats Starks by saying he has held Rickon in captivity and proves it with the severed leader of Shaggydog, Rickon's gloomy wolf.
"You must die tomorrow, Lord Bolton," she says. "Sleep well."
By the script Lady of Winterfell throws up deuces and she is out there.
She turns and rides.
Ramsay smiles and shakes his head.
Here is Sansa riding away:
It is only then that Ramsay ever mentions his hungry dogs:
Ramsay : She is a fine woman, your sister. I'm looking to have her back in my bed.
He looks at the total men facing him.
Ramsay : And you're all fine looking men. My dogs are desperate to meet you. I haven't fed them in seven days. They are ravenous! I wonder what parts they want to try first. Your eyes? Your balls? We'll find out soon enough.
What we say is: Sansa is definitely leaving before Ramsay talks about his dogs.
So the only way Sansa heard about the starving dogs is for a moment on the screen, which was generally an accepted answer, as some viewers raised the issue at Reddit in 2016. But the scenarios where that would happen are something unlikely.
Jon had definitely not headed right back to the camp and tells Sansa, "Ermahgerd! Ramsay will feed us to his dogs! He hasn't fed them in seven days!"
It would be an unproductive conversation the night before a fight .
Another option: Jon could either have created Ramsay to die in dog kennel or tell Sansa how to kill him. After all, when Ramsay has been beaten and Starks has taken Winterfell back, she asks Jon: "Where is he?"
But does the manuscript also stop that theory?
Jon stops blinding Ramsay because he understands that Sansa will be the one who takes him out:
Sansa, Littlefinger and Davos arrive through the ruined gate. Listen to their horses, Jon turns to see them.
He doesn't care about Davos or Littlefinger at this moment. He only looks at Sansa.
She looks back at him and at Ramsay.
Jon realizes that Ramsay is not his killing.
Sansa must do this. It's doubtful, Jon stopped beating Ramsay, so the couple could get a quick brainstorming session. This is Sansas moment, not someone else's.
When Sansa repeats Ramsay's words back on him, the only choice is to assume that someone told her that it is not on the screen. Between shadow children and resurrections, let's face it. More crazy things have happened than a screen conversation.
But "Game of Thrones" has previously had small hiccups. Jon Snow's Valyrian sword has looked a little rubbery at points, some characters have had the wrong sigil by name in the titles, and there was then when Melisandre (Carice van Houten), who would need to wear a necklace to become young, took it out in season 4 and was completely unchanged.
The possible plot hole does not make "Battle of the Bastards" any less amazing, but with "Game of Thrones" coming close, it is time to consider all of the long-standing unanswered questions.
And doggone, the hungry dogs always made us paws