- Can we PLEASE be done with Meereen and have everybody on one continent?
Will Jon stay dead? - Well, we're not even sure he actually died. The ending, while suggestive, is not really definitive. But I agree, if he did/does die, Mel is likely to bring him back.
Ramsay's letter - This one is interesting, and came totally out of left field for me. I wouldn't have thought Jon was really on Ramsay's radar. And the content seems somewhat dubious. If indeed Ramsay came down on Stannis's host and defeated them, that begs the question of what happened to Theon, Asha and the Tyroshi banker, because from a meta-perspective, the way their stories have developed they clearly still have a part to play. So they would have had to seperate from Stannis's host shortly after Theon's arrival at the camp. Another (highly speculative) possibility, in my mind, is that Roose wrote the letter as part of some shrewd plan, but what that plan might be I do not know.
NW & Wildlings / Tormund / Mance - I really don't know with this one. It'll all largely depend on what's going on with Jon (dead? alive? resurrected?). Will they march on the Boltons regardless of Jon's fate? It seems likely. Certainly seems to be more up their alley than cleaning up the Wall. But without Jon's shrewd military guidance, I would expect them to be crushed by the Boltons.
Eyrie: Really looking forward to hearing what Littlefinger is up to. I'll even take Sansa chapters, if that's what it takes.
Tyroshi banker: I really have no speculation on that. I just want to say that he is the most unexpected character I've encountered in the series. The way he's described, I imagine him like someone out of a Tim Burton movie.
Poor Doran. I was really intrigued by him before and imagined him to be someone to look out for. But, as it turns out, he doesn't really have more game than the others. Sending Quentyn was a joke (who quite likely was the least interesting character in the series), and he doesn't really know what's going on either, as he assumes the fleet of mercenaries sailing west is Dany's host. I now sympathize more strongly with the Sand Snakes and their impatience. I wonder how Doran will react to Young Griff.
The Tyrell's have been working hard to consolidate their power in King's Landing, it seems. Cersei is a fighter, though, so I'm mildly curious if and how she'll manage to shake things up. Obviously, she doesn't seem to be any position to make plays right now, but I can't imagine her story just ending in a whimper.
I really can't wait to hear from Sam, Marwyn and Sarella again. No word at all from Oldtown, even in the latter half of the book.