That means we won't get any Hother Whoresbane or Mors Crowfood?--Gonzalo84 (talk) 18:53, March 23, 2014 (UTC)
(I'm back) - I know. Taking GreatJon prisoner sets up the entire subplot with how House Umber reacts to Bolton rule for multiple books after this; that they would have fought the Boltons but they kept Greatjon hostage so they couldn't (or rather, half serve the Boltons unwillingly, the other half fight because they say Greatjon would gladly lay down his life rather than submit to the Boltons).
This also reveals that Cogman seems to be the one writing the Blu-ray featurettes about the progress of the war, maps and such (I don't have the Blu-rays so I haven't seen those, just the animated featurettes, which he does write). So at least we know that writer-level people are actively paying attention to those - it wasn't delegated to some HBO marketer.
We'll see how this goes, but frankly...as I've said before, if the actor that plays Greatjon can't appear in Season 2, that's a blow, but fine. When he then says he can't return for Season 3? Recast the character. He doesn't have major stuff to do after that (at least in the published books).--The Dragon Demands (talk) 19:20, March 23, 2014 (UTC)