I’ll disclaim this as such: I never had feelings about Robb, or Jeyne, or Robb/Jeyne—meaning, no antipathy, and came into the show with nothing but endless curiosity as to how it’d be treated, because the show shedding light on underdeveloped characters…
So I’m going to be honest, and say that the whole Talisa thing leaves a really bad taste in my mouth. It’s supposed to be a statement on love, duty, and honor - that Robb loves this girl, that he goes with his hormones and his heart before his head, and has to marry her because she’s noble, and because for once in his life he’s doing this thing for him, and it all goes to hell in a handbasket because he has broken his oath to the Freys, and he can’t do what he wants and he’s hemmed in by conventions and it ultimately leads to a giant horrorshow.
There is no reason for him to marry Talisa. She has made it really clear that social conventions don’t matter to her, since she up and left home, left her parents, and now is doing a job that no one else in all of Westeros seems to do who is not a silent sister. The maesters? Not running around on the battlefield. It bothers me that she’s such a ~rebel~, that she’s a ~special snowflake.~ I love that the women in GoT have agency, and if Robb fell in love with an independant doctor-woman who just happened to be in the books because there were such things? Great!
But that’s not the story. Jeyne is not that woman. Jeyne is kind; Jeyne is a lord’s daughter. Jeyne has almost no personality in the books, but when they take her crown, she sobs and says It was mine, he gave it to me. I loved him. and it’s not something I can see Talisa doing.
This is besides the point that it annoys the everloving shit out of me that she didn’t have a shift on under her dress, and from her actions, she does not seem like this is her first rodeo, so IT’S NOT A MATTER OF HONOR. (It’s fine if I’m misreading it, and she was totally just a really gung-ho virgin, but it seems doubtful) but having sex with her on the floor isn’t ruining her, which means he doesn’t have to marry her, because he married her because of honor, and ajsahdkjASH BLAH. /keymash