Well Sansa knew enough to leave the parlay early, disappear and not show up until the end of the battle.Codeblue wrote: Do we know for sure when the Vale dudes committed to (re)joining? Sansa had previously told Littlefinger to kick rocks so perhaps she didn't know they were going to show?
She couldn't have said 'hang on Jon I'm getting a text, can you just hold them back 40mins'...
I mean was Sansa willingly sacrificing Jon with that plan? Did she sacrifice Rickon?
Sansa mentions herself how Rickon is above her in the pecking order.
She was pretty responsible for having an army fighting in her name slaughtered.
When she was complaining that no one was listening to her and Jon begged her for information and what to do, she didn't think then that oh maybe mention she might have a massive army on the way.
You can even tell on her face that she was struggling to hold onto that secret, why not tell him?
Also by killing her own army and killing those loyal to Ramsey Sansa has essentially left the North open to conquest by the Vale and at the mercy of Littlefinger, like what army at the moment would challenge and stop him?
I'm afraid the truth is probably scarier, they wrote an awesome battle for a tv show and then had to work a way around the characters having no common sense to create tension and achieve the big moment. Sansa not knowing what to say is literally the writers not knowing what to do when they write themselves into a corner.
Bit of a rant I know but when it is written so well previously and actions have consequences as drastic as Red Weddings it bugs me when characters are sacrificed for cool moments to get the internet buzzing and 'top' the season before.
Passing the books might not be a great thing if it means we get a dumb ending.