No one really expects all of the Stark kids to survive the last two seasons of Game of Thrones, but that doesn't mean that a lot of us haven't been rooting for them since they've been dealt blow after blow throughout the series. And now, thanks to the latest Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer, viewers may be more concerned than ever for the Starks' fates. This is in large part due to Sansa's quote about a lone wolf dying in her narration at the end of the promo, which could end up signifying that another Stark death is on the horizon.
Her exact words were: "When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives." So what does this mean for the remaining Starks on Game of Thrones? There are only so many left and to be honest, I don't want to know Westeros without any of them.
The obvious lone wolf she may be referring to is, of course, Jon Snow, even if he is part Targaryen. But Jon was raised as Ned's bastard son and brought up as any other northerner of Westeros and was even proclaimed the King of the North at the end of Season 6. So as of right now, he's the most accurate "lone wolf" Sansa may have been referring to in her line at the end of the newest Season 7 Game of Thrones trailer.
Aside from Sansa and Jon, the remaining Stark children (who are still alive) are Arya and Bran — and while either of them could also be considered lone wolves, Jon's death would likely make the biggest impact. Or, at the very least, Sansa's quote could be considered a warning for Jon himself.
He's always been eager to fight the good fight without worrying about himself or his fate, but maybe Sansa's words are a warning that if he keeps going down this path — of virtually taking on all of this alone — it could lead to his death and he'll be leaving the rest of the Stark children behind.
It's obviously hard to imagine Game of Thrones without Jon, but with Season 7 fast approaching, it also means that the end of is near. Does anyone really think we're going to get a happily ever after for Jon Snow?
Book readers might remember Ned Stark saying the same quote to Arya in the first book of the series as a way to explain to her that their family, or wolf pack, is meant to stick together especially when winter comes. And since winter has finally come on Game of Thrones, now is the time for the Starks, and pretty much all Northerners, to rise up as a united unit.