Well, folks, it finally happened. For weeks and weeks we've all been wondering where Reek's true loyalties really lie, and now thanks to Sunday night's Game of Thrones Season 5 finale "Mother's Mercy," we actually have an answer to that very important question. Reek rescued Sansa from Myranda after she tried to harm her, and he did so in the best way possible: by throwing Ramsay's mad girlfriend over the side of the castle walls. It was a bold move, and proves that Theon still exists inside that shriveling shell of a man that he's become.
However, these two characters aren't out of the woods (or the snow either, for that matter) just yet. Soon after Theon (and yes, I'm going to start referring to him as Theon now) gave Myranda a taste of her own medicine, he saw that Ramsay was returning to the castle after defeating Stannis' army. And while Theon has made a huge step toward his former self, I doubt he would've been able to hide this change from his master. Ramsay knows Theon way too well at this point. He would've immediately sensed a change in Reek's behavior.
So Sansa and Theon did the only logical thing they could do: they made a "leap" or sorts themselves. They jumped from high up into the snow (and hopefully to freedom). That is if they survive to do so. But no matter what, I think it's safe to say that Theon is well on his way to being likable again — at least for now.
As for the night's biggest cliffhanger —whether or not Jon Snow is really dead — we'll have to wait patiently until Season 6 to find out.
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