After nearly a full year of waiting, the time is finally upon us. HBO's massively popular Game of Thrones will be returning to the small screen in just a few more weeks, to the joy of its droves of fans. And with just two short seasons left before the story concludes forever, we should expect for the remaining characters to make some big moves in the war for the Iron Throne. One of the characters who really came into her own last season was Sansa Stark, who proved that her tutelage under Littlefinger has made her a bonafide player in the Great Game. And now Sophie Turner is teasing that Sansa will be a whole different Stark with major ambition in Season 7.
She definitely feels left out. There's a little bit of jealousy there. She feels like she deserves the title of Queen in the North. All she wants is the respect of her brother, and she feels like she's not getting that. Fair enough.
Now this interesting. Fans of Game of Thrones have been discussing Sansa's reaction to Jon's new power in Winterell, and Sophie Turner has confirmed how frustrated she is.
The Battle of the Bastards would have been the end of House Stark without Sansa's influence. It was she who swallowed her feelings of anger toward Littlefinger in order to ensure their win. Just when it looked like Jon would be buried underneath the dead, the riders from House Aryn arrived to save the day, and destroy the rest of Ramsay's forces. Additionally, she's Ned Stark's legitimate child and heir apparent (considering they think Bran is dead), so Winterfell should be hers. But it's all about Jon, who isn't even Ned's kid.
Sophie Turner went on to describe Season 7's version of Sansa, who will be significantly more hardened than any previous versions. She even teased that Sansa may be walking the line of darkness and villainy, saying:
She's very strong and steely this season. She's in it for herself. Whether that means going a bit dark... you'll have to see.
Bring it on, Sansa. After the countless atrocities she's suffered in the show's run, it's makes sense that she's stronger, colder, and possibility darker than ever before. It's clear that Jon doesn't necessarily have her best interest at hand, and that she's actually better at playing The Great Game than her brother/cousin.
Most of all I'm hoping for some time with Sansa and Arya together. The sisters never got along as kids, but they've both seen so much in their years apart. I'd love for them to team up together, with Arya assassinating characters at Sansa's behest. Fingers crossed.
Game of Thrones will return to HBO on July 16, 2017. In the meantime, check our summer premiere list to plan your next binge watch.