The scene in which the Starks find the direwolf pups was the very first scene written by George R.R. Martin in the first book of the A Song of Ice and Fire novel series. It is the second chapter that appears in the book, because the “Prologue” scene with the three Night’s Watch scouts being attacked by White Walkers was inserted before it, but the Prologue was written later.
- Martin said he didn’t even know what kind of book it would be until he wrote that scene. After about three days, he knew it would be fantasy.
- This scene foretells the whole first book. The Direwolf (sigil of House Stark) has come too far south and gotten in a fight with the Stag (sigil of House Baratheon). Just as Eddard Stark goes south with King Robert to be his right hand in the war coming, Robert is disemboweled and dies alone, while Eddard is killed by a blow to the neck and leaves all his young heirs to fend for themselves.
Theory Time; [Not My Theory btw I Think This Could Be True]
Mrs. D was Bethany’s nurse at Radley. Mrs. D and Bethany’s dad were having an affair. Both of these were revealed in 5x12 via Bethany’s recordings and personal files at Radley.
The affair between Mrs. D and Mr. Young is what lead Mrs. D to give Bethany luxuries such as signing her out of Radley and taking Bethany horse riding.
Mrs. D thought that pleasing Bethany would in return impress Bethany’s dad, which ultimately made the relationship between Mrs. D and Mr. Young much stronger. I guess you could say Mrs. D was sucking up to Bethany’s dad.
However, Alison knew about the affair between her mother and Bethany’s father. This affair upset her, as it could potentially lead to the destruction of her own family between her own parents, Kenneth and Jessica.
To protect her family, Ali needed to stop the affair between Mrs. D and Bethany’s dad. To do this, Ali needed Bethany dead, with Mrs. D at fault for the murder of Bethany.
The affair between Bethany’s dad and Mrs. D would instantly end if Bethany’s dad found out that his lover killed his precious daughter. This is what Ali wanted; the affair to end and Bethany being killed is the solution that Alison wanted to take.
Ali lured Bethany to Rosewood that night to kill her to end the affair. It all backfired when somehow, Bethany figured out the real reason Alison lured her to Rosewood - to kill her, so Bethany thought she would get one step ahead of Alison and kill her first:
Bethany threw the rock at Alison’s head, knocking her out. Mrs. D saw Bethany knock out Alison so she buried Alison to keep it even with Bethany - Mrs. D accidentally pushed/killed Toby’s mother at Radley and Bethany saw it, now Bethany (nearly) killed Ali and Mrs. D saw. They both agreed to never speak of these incidents again if Mrs. D covers up for Bethany, closing the deal and securing safety for both of them.
Whilst Mrs. D was burying Alison, we know she was repeatedly saying “what have you done!?” This was expressed to Bethany, as Mrs. D had no idea why Bethany did that to Ali, but Bethany could later explain to Mrs. D that Alison started it and was about to kill her, so it was out of defense.
Later, Alison was pulled out of the ground by Mrs. Grunwald and Mona saved her, convincing her to run away and not return to Rosewood. Right before Alison ran away from Rosewood, she had one last thing to take care of - to get revenge on Bethany for (nearly) killing her. Alison killed Bethany for revenge and left her by an open grave. Then, as revealed in 5x11, Melissa buried Bethany as she thought she was protecting Spencer for killing her, but instead it was Ali.
It was revealed in 5x06 that A killed Mrs. D.
It was implied via the black hoodie in 5x12 that A killed Mona.
Why were Mrs. D and Mona both killed by A? Because they both knew about the affair!
A does not want anyone knowing about the affair. Who can we think of that doesn’t want anyone knowing about the affair? Alison! Because the affair is what gave Alison motive to want Bethany dead, and if anyone were to find out about the affair, it could potentially lead to Alison getting years in jail, if not a life sentence, for killing Bethany which ultimately started a murder cycle. Besides, remember in 5x12 when Paige told the girls that she followed Alison, driven by Cindy and Mindy, to an abandoned farm? Alison was visiting the horse place where Spencer and Emily went in 5x08. Alison wanted to speak with Declan, the farm owner, to see what he told Spencer and Emily about Bethany and Mrs. D, who visited the farm often… and whether or not Spencer and Emily were getting closer to uncovering info about the affair.
Alison is A and is killing anyone who finds out about this affair. Alison is A and is torturing Aria, Hanna, Spencer and Emily because they are the only ones who are so dedicated to figuring out what happened that crazy night - and so by torturing them with other stuff as A, they are kept busy and are being distracted, luring them away from the affair. All of that, combined with Alison’s mental disorder of taking pleasure in torturing others, is perfect motive to be A. She assembled the perfect group to play a sociopath game on and will kill anyone who finds out about the affair as if the news of the affair gets out, she herself gets in trouble.