Here's a major understatement: Game of Thrones Season 6 was a big season for Sansa Stark. And now that Ned and Catelyn Stark's eldest daughter is back in Winterfell with Jon Snow, what's next? In a new interview with W magazine, actor Sophie Turner talked about her Game of Thrones character’s ascent and what it could mean for her relationships. Turner hinted at what Season 7 holds for Sansa.
“Now that [Sansa’s] became a leader, she has Winterfell, she has her home, she has her brother [Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington.] She’s got to the point where she has that power that she’s been longing for. And the ability to kind of hopefully bring the people that she loves back to her or create a safe haven if they do come back to her.”
"If they do come back to her," you say? That "if" is about as eye-catching as Daenerys Targaryen's dragon necklace. Now, assuming "the people that she loves" are Bran Stark and Arya Stark, it seems like Sansa may attempt to use her power to bring her siblings to Winterfell.
If and when Sansa and Jon meet up with Bran “Three-eyed Raven” Stark and Arya “Faceless Man Trainee” Stark, what’ll happen? Would this reunion be as heartwarming as Jon Snow and Sansa’s Season 6 reunion? Or will all of the siblings end up at odds? Or what “if” Bran and/or Arya aren’t interested in coming back to her? Or what “if” Bran and/or Arya don’t get a chance to come back to her? Ugh, that "if" is so ruthless.
“It’s more about [Sansa] figuring out how to treat that power and how to surround herself with the people that are best for her. This season is about trust and loyalty.”
If Sansa decides that Littlefinger is one of the people who is “best for her,” it’ll be a dark day for House Stark.
As sweet as the prospect of all four Stark-Snow children joining forces sounds, it appears as though at least two of the siblings lock horns in Season 7. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Harington revealed that power will be an issue for the Lady of Winterfell and the King in the North. Harington said,
“There is definite tension between them right from the first scene. There are the same problems — she questions his decisions and command; he doesn’t listen to her. But as far as where that goes or takes them or how dark it can get, we’ll see. It gets past sibling squabbling, it gets into two people power struggling.”
Eesh. Maybe Jon and Sansa clash here and there, but ultimately band together and take down anyone who dares to challenge their reign (lookin' at you, Petyr Baelish)? And maybe Bran and Arya help Jon and Sansa fight the Night King and co.? And maybe the Stark-Snow kids will rule Westeros together? And maybe they'll all survive? And maybe everything that happens on the show from that moment on will be peachy keen, jelly bean?
Ah, right. This is Game of Thrones, not Game of Peachy Keen Jelly Beans. I won't hold my breath.