I think some of you are judging the Starks a bit harshly. Sansa is essentially in a powerless situation. She was presented with the opportunity to follow the Hound and escape King's Landing, but can she really be blamed for not trusting an emotionally unstable (former) banner-man of her family's sworn enemies? Arya has shown wit and guile far beyond her years this entire season. Bran is a little kid left home to do a man's job. Rickon is an infant. Robb Stark broke his vow to the Freys over a woman. Not a very wise move perhaps, but I am going to assume all of you know at least a couple of intelligent individuals who did something stupid over love/romance/lust. The Stark who comes out of this season looking worst is Catelyn, but even her foolishness can be explained by her blind desire to retrieve her daughters.