What is the Arm Grab? (Jonsa fan who doesn't watch GoT here)
Hey Anonny, lol you are probably wise! But I have to say that while GoT may be a hot mess express sometimes, it has given us SO MUCH BEAUTIFUL JON/SANSA TOGETHERNESS!!!
And The Arm Grab, yet another example, can be seen at about 2:44 in this video…
It’s just another ~beautiful~ example of Sansa (probably unnecessarily) grabbing Jon to get his attention that was (definitely unnecessarily) zoomed in on!
Kind of like that ~hand grab~ last season…
Which basically just turned into Jon and Sansa casually holding hands and gazing into each other’s eyes at the dinner table ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
In all seriousness though… Whether you look at it as romantic/intimate subtext or not, I think these casual touches are really important. Especially because Sansa is the one who initiates them. Physical contact is something that can be extremely difficult and emotionally draining for victims of abuse, especially physical and sexual abuse, like Sansa. The fact that she has the confidence, the familiarity, and the comfort level with Jon to not only initiate physical contact, but do so with out even really thinking or worrying about it, shows a lot of trust.
House Karstark, Lord of Karhold, the Sun of Winter. The Karstarks are descendants of the First Men and have the blood of the Starks of Winterfell in their veins from a thousand years before. Karstarks are big, fierce men, bearded and long-haired, with brown hair and blue-grey eyes, and favor wearing cloaks made of the pelts of seals, bears, and wolves.
So Sansa and Jon argued over what to do with the homes of the Umbers and Karstarks. Sansa claimed there was no penalty for treason and no reward for loyalty. I believe Jon was in the right by not punishing those kids for their fathers’ sins; however, that doesn’t mean the loyal should not be rewarded.
The boltons are dead. Gone. Extinct. That means the Dreadfort and Moat Cailin have no lords. Reward those loyal to house Stark the Dreadfort and Moat Cailin without taking the ancestral homes of innocent children! Problem solved! Everybody wins!
Jon turned to Alys Karstark. “My lady. Are you ready?”
“Yes. Oh, yes.”
“You’re not scared?”
The girl smiled in a way that reminded Jon so much of his little sister that it almost broke his heart. “Let him be scared of me.” The snowflakes were melting on her cheeks, but her hair was wrapped in a swirl of lace that Satin had found somewhere, and the snow had begun to collect there, giving her a frosty crown. Her cheeks were flushed and red, and her eyes sparkled.
Ceryse Hightower Ceryse’s uncle, the High Septon, became livid when Visenya Targaryen suggested that her son Maegor wed Rhaena Targaryen. To please the Faith of the Seven, King Aenys I Targaryen refused the betrothal and instead wed Maegor to Lady Ceryse in 25 AC. Their marriage failed to produce any children and Maegor eventually took further brides. Ceryse died in 45 AC of a sudden illness, though it was rumored she was killed at Maegor the Cruel’s command.
Alys Harroway Alys secretly married Maegor in 39 AC. Her father, Lord Lucas Harroway, served as Maegor’s Hand of the King. She became Queen after Maegor brought her back from Pentos, and was the first woman to become pregnant by the king. After having given birth to a deformed baby in 44 AC - Queen Tyanna convinced Maegor that it was due to Alys having secret affairs - Maegor had Alys, her father, her bed maids, Grand Maestar Desmond who assisted with the birth, and every member of House Harroway executed.
Tyanna of the Tower During his three years in exile, Maegor met Tyanna, who would become the most feared of all his wives. She married Maegor in 42 AC, but this marriage was just as barren as the previous two marriages were. Tyanna served as mistress of whisperers on her husband’s small council. When Queen Alys gave birth to a monstrosity in 48 AC, Queen Tyanna convinced Maegor that it was due to Alys having secret affairs. Tyanna eventually confessed her responsibility for the abominations that were born of Maegor’s seed, claiming she had poisoned his other brides. She was killed by Maegor’s own hand.