Besides revealing Jon Snow's fate, Sunday's episode of "Game of Thrones" saw an important character meeting his unfortunate, but deserving death. Roose Bolton, a key player in the Red Wedding that saw Robb Stark, Caitlyn Stark and Robb's pregnant wife dying, was killed off by his b*****d son before the end of the hour.
Roose's death has not yet occurred in George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series and it remains to be seen if such an event will occur in the upcoming book. But Ramsay being in charge is only going to spell trouble for everyone associated with him.
In a recent chat with TVLine, actor Michael McElhatton said his character would have killed his b*****d son if Ramsay hadn't decided to kill his father in the first place. "In that moment that he knows that Walda has given birth to a boy, he now has a legitimate heir, and I would say he would have gotten rid of Ramsay a moment later, actually. Like Tywin Lannister, like any of the heads of any house, the primary goal of any head of house is the longevity of the house and the survival of the house and that has to be done through legitimate heirs."
Interestingly, fans had predicted Roose's death way back in 2013, pointing out that Ramsay would kill his father if a legitimate heir was born. Here's what Reddit users wrote regarding Roose's death and its consequences.
If the heir was a male, Ramsey would probably kill him or both the heir AND Roose. Everything Ramsey has done so far is to make Roose accept him as a Bolton, and a male heir would destroy all that. Also, Ramsey is batshit insane.
Another pointed out:
Right now, Roose Bolton is the only thing that is holding the North together. If Ramsay goes nuts (well, even more nuts) and kills Roose, then most of the Northmen are going to descend into open revolt against the tenuous Bolton/Frey/Crown alliance.
It should also be pointed out that Ramsay's decision to storm Castle Black isn't a well thought out one. "Game of Thrones" airs Sundays on HBO. Season 6 episode 3 is titled "Oathbreaker" and according to the official synopsis, Ramsay receives a gift in the episode. Spoilers doing the rounds indicate that Ramsay's gift is none other than Rickon and it will be from the Umbers.