The North Remembers Ygritte: A Valentine’s Day Post

Posted: February 14, 2016 by patricksponaugle in Game of Thrones, TV
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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! I usually only post Game of Thrones-related materials mid-week, but I’m clearly making an exception. Oh, and this post will be spoilery for Season 4 and Season 5 Game of Thrones. You’ve been warned.


Spoilery? Nothing spoils north of the Wall. It’s too cold.


I thought it’d be nice to reminisce about Jon Snow’s first love, his true love, Ygritte the Wildling.

Ygritte was lovely, and fun. And super-threatening. Like all the time!



A bit of a classic crazy ex-girlfriend.


Ygritte: What are you doing running away? We had sex! We had Cave Sex!
Jon: Sorry about that. About the running away, I mean. Not sorry about the cave sex. That was awesome.

Jon’s relationship with Ygritte got him into some hot water…


Thorne: We should kill you for sleeping with a wildling, boy.
Maester Aemon: Jon slept with a wildling boy? I don’t think that’s against the rules.
Thorne: I clearly used a comma!

Eventually, the two star-crossed lovers were reunited. But sadly, they had no chance to kiss and make up. Their love was cut short by Olly the archer who put an arrow through Ygritte, killing their love like some bizarro version of Cupid.



Although Ygritte was gone, she was hardly forgotten. Everyone seemed to be bringing up Jon’s relationship with Ygritte, either to their advantage or just to bust on Jon.


Jon: Sorry Mance, I was a true-blue Black Brother the entire time!
Mance: Even when you were sleeping with Ygritte?
Jon: How’d you know about that?
Mance: Didn’t. Just guessed, but now I know.
Jon: D’oh!



Slynt: Don’t vote for Jon! He has sex with wildlings!
Night’s Watch: *mumble mumble*
Sam Tarly: Don’t bury the lead, Slynt. He had sex with a hot redhead. It was Cave Sex!
Jon: It was pretty awesome.
Night’s Watch: Sorry Slynt. We millennials approve of Jon’s progressive agenda.
Melisandre: Likes redheads? Nice…



Melisandre: I hear you like redheads. I like guys who aren’t Stannis.
Jon: Sorry, but what Ygritte and I had was special. She’d threatened me with genital mutilation, you see.
Melisandre: I do have some leeches. I could put them on your –
Jon: Tempting. I’ll pass.

Anyway, if you get a chance today,  tell someone that you love them. It’s Valentine’s Day! And hopefully no one reading this has to worry about Olly showing up and spoiling their day.


Someone should have followed Maester Aemon’s advice and killed the boy.

(Comments are always welcome. Super welcome! But if you want to talk spoilery Game of Thrones talk with me (also welcome) I’d invite you to visit my Safe Spoilers page on my backup blog. That way my non-book-reading friends won’t be shocked with foreknowledge.)

Images from HBO’s Game of Thrones (obviously.) 

I make no claims to the images, but some claims to the text. So there.

If you liked this article, thank you! I have all of my Game of Thrones related articles on my handy-dandy Game of Thrones page should you want to read more but don’t want to navigate around my site.

© Patrick Sponaugle 2016 Some Rights Reserved

  1. Haylee says:

    I’ve just passed the cave sex sene in the audio books. Creepiest. Thing. Ever. Just saying. Not Ygritte’s fault, she’s awesome but I so wish they’d got someone different to narrate it!

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  2. Hahahaha this made my day! 😂
    Ygritte was always something else…

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Randile says:

    Lolly slew them both. Savage.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Liz says:

    Your caption: “Nothing spoils north of the Wall. It’s too cold.” Haha, that’s how it feels here in Chicago, unfortuantely!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Lea Ault says:

    Happy Belated Valentine’s Day! Great post, made me laugh on a super-rainy Monday.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. TC says:

    Yeah.. the cave .. probably the only time in Jon’s life that he was both happy and warm. But even if the revengeful cupid hadn’t stabbed them both, I don’t think they had a chance to become a real couple. Sad but inevitable.
    Hopefully, Jon’s “death” will be revealed in the coming season to be the beginning of something amazing or more people will die (probably both).

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