Westeros is faced with queens at every turn. In a season as short as Season 8, with so many storylines left to address and wrap up, every detail is significant. When speaking about his run on the show for the podcast, Hempstead Wright recalled that the hardest scene he ever had to shoot was the one where Theon executed one of the Stark family protectors: Ser Rodrik Cassel. It might be Dany versus the family that's hosting her right now: Sansa, Arya, Bran, and Jon, and the Northern folk whose loyalty they command. His brother agreed, and the show ended with a shot of her coronation. She started the series as a naive teenager with fairytale princess dreams, and over seven seasons we've seen her grow into a determined, clever survivor.
When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. A harrowing rape scene in season 5 surprised exactly no one. Then she gets up, gazes at him for a bit longer, and walks away. That's not exactly the stuff of fairy-tale romances, but then again, Game of Thrones eats fairy tales for breakfast.
Her rape becomes about his pain. She is wed to Ramsay Bolton, and everything changes. Later though, as the risen corpses in the Stark crypts attacked them, the two shared a silent but charged look, and Tyrion held Sansa's hand and kissed her gloved fingers as they faced down death together. If so, both the show and the book will have warned you this was coming for a long time now. But she got her revenge when she had a hand in the deaths of both Ramsay and Littlefinger. It's best knowing that she got what she truly wanted in time for Game of Thrones' end, no more and no less.
The Lannisters are her enemies, save for Tyrion, but she knows his loyalty is questionable. Now, , she's got incredible support going into the final chapter. People: that looks like Littlefinger behind Sansa Me: — leo queerantanist However, other users seem to think the possible face was just an accident that ended up in the final cut. Because ever since the end of season 1, Sansa has not been about the capital or being queen. And, because he is a blacksmith with very valuable knowledge, he could play a heroic role in the final season as the White Walkers approach.
Sansa has made no moves to take more power for herself. Perhaps the show is telling us that suffering leads to strength. Yet forgiving abusers and not letting them own your narrative is pretty different from expressing, to someone in the midst of grossly insulting you, that being raped made you stronger. Set in season 7 of Game of Thrones, right after the events of 7x01.
But unlike them, she genuinely cares for her people - a trait that's essential to becoming a good leader, much more so after the recent devastating events of Dany's burning King's Landing. Her illusions of living a romantic life have been dispelled, leaving a hardened but wise young woman in its wake. So we have to ask ourselves. Throughout Sansa's journey in the fantastical show based on on George R. But she is fiercely loyal to her family, and Jon might one day make his own half-Stark, half-Targaryen claim to the Iron Throne.
It equates sexual assault to character development, and many critics side-eyed the way the scene played out. Theirs is a bond forged over, of course, that harrowing Season 5 storyline which saw Theon cut to pieces and Sansa violated. Meanwhile, Harington's Jon Snow went north of the wall to live with the Wildling and ' Arya Stark set sail to explore what's west of Westeros. Winterfell is no longer the home she remembered, but the people she finds inside, including a bull-headed bastard, try to warm her heart against the cold winter. What's more, this was just one of many rape scenes in an overall violent show. Fans of Sansa are particularly protective.
Anyone who's seen GoT knows it deals in unflinching barbarity, especially against women. One: these characters, for so long, have been so beautifully drawn that this compressed, sloppy conclusion is increasingly galling. Before they were married, Tyrion protected Sansa from being beaten on Joffrey's orders and even offered to try to get her out of her engagement when he was Hand of the King. Sansa's not going to take that lying down. In that case, the most capable leaders would be Tyrion and Sansa. What do you know of my sister? Peter Dinklage and Sophie Turner, Game of Thrones In a world steeped with men perpetrating violence sexual and otherwise against women, Tyrion and Sansa's relationship proved an exception.