Was amused by Chuck’s late season-4 line: "Come on, Eddard, that’s a crazy idea. You can’t let your sons keep direwolves!"
It was a piece of uniquely poor parenting, come to think of it. Eddard, for all his lordly gravitas and honour, caring fatherly looks and love, made a number of poor parenting decisions. Em is never getting a direwolf – maybe a puppy, but that’s where I draw the line!
Here are a few of his parenting highlights:
- letting all his children, age 4-17, keep direwolves, giant man eating wolves
- letting his eldest (bastard) son make a permanent, unalterable life choice at the age of 17
- bringing his two daughters into the most dangerous city in the world
Anyone else pick out any other particularly poor parenting decisions by Lord Stark?
Also, this 16 bit RPG summary of season one of Game of Thrones is brilliant: