The world of Game of Thrones is not kind to those that end up on the wrong end of various power dynamics, either political or interpersonal. And while there are certainly characters that have it worse than Sansa Stark, she’s definitely had a rough go of things. She probably thought it couldn’t get worse than her treatment at the hands of Joffrey … and then she got married off to Ramsay Bolton.
Things may be looking up for Sansa in season six, though. At least that’s what actress Sophie Turner is claiming. Here’s what she told Entertainment Weekly:
“I mean this season is a really, really big one for Sansa. It’s probably her best season yet. It’s her really coming into her own. She, this season, really commands the respect that she deserves and she grabs hold of it and she runs with it and it’s really good. … It was amazing because the past five seasons, it feels like it’s been building up and up to that. You can only suffer so much before she finally gets her, the respect that she deserves.
“I mean this season there’s like so many shocks, it’s massive. It’s the biggest season yet. And just like in terms of character development, so many people’s storylines, I’m so excited for. I’m so excited to see Alfie’s one this season. It’s going to be good.”
That will be a nice change of pace. While Sansa has finally pulled her head out of her fairytale filled arse, she’s still no better at self-actualizing her own destiny than Hodor. Margaery Tyrell tried to teach her a few basics on how to run things as a woman in Westeros but it went completely over her head. I’d say she needs a couple more masterclasses from Littlefinger, but the less those two are together, the better.
While this season may be the best for Sansa in a while, that may not mean much in the context of Game of Thrones. As Ramsay Bolton once said, if you think this is going to have a happy ending, you haven’t been paying attention. But even if Sansa just gets some hits in on the way to a typically terrible Game of Thrones fate, at least she got to the point where she was able to fight back.