But I kind of get fed up with her (both in the show and in the books) as being such a spectator of the events going on around her.
Given that she had the gumption to free Jaime Lannister maybe I shouldn't feel that way. But she was trapped within how she understood the world in making that decision.
All she could think about was the safety of her daughters, not the potential repercussions with the Karstarks etc... I see plenty of other female characters, who take much more agency in their decision making, yet still have the cunning to play the game and not fuck up so massively.
For instance Lady Olenna and Margary (sic?) Tyrell both seem to be able to make sound emotional and moral choices without being blinded to strategic requirements of the game of thrones. Yara is another good example, but as shes a warrior it kind of isn't a good comparison.
Given that blindness to strategy, a trait that the last episode highlighted in Robb, I don't feel really robbed by the loss of those two characters.
Yes they were good people trying to do the noble thing, but they should have learned a lesson from Eddard's death in the first book/season. He died because he couldn't let strategic need come before his honor.
Robb and Catelyn (stark forces etc..) were massacred because Robb couldn't get over some trim from Volantis. This is why I care more about the likes of Tyrion, Jon, Varys and others that can fit being good and noble into first being a sound strategic thinker.