Rumors and speculations for Season 7 of Game of Thrones below.
The last time we saw Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) on Game of Thrones was during the Season 6 finale, when she stood by her bastard half-brother (who was revealed to the viewers to be her cousin and a Targaryen to boot) Jon Snow (Kit Harington) as he was declared King in the North in the newly retaken Winterfell.
After surviving the Lannisters and Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) — whom she ruthlessly offered as dog food to his own hounds — Season 7 will see Sansa’s influence as Lady of Winterfell grow in the North. Don’t forget, Sansa was ultimately responsible for Jon winning the Battle of the Bastards when Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) showed up (at her secret behest) with the Knights of the Vale to win the day at the last possible minute. She was also the one who convinced the awesome Lyanna Mormont (Bella Ramsey) to give Jon a chance in the first place.
But according to Sophie Turner, Sansa’s rise to power will suffer a bit of a setback as it comes under threat. Here’s what the actress told Entertainment Weekly:
“She’s seemingly in control for the first time – and it really suits her. She’s kind of having a bit of a power trip. But she’s also becoming more insecure, because there are threats to the power that she holds.”
How much do you guys want to bet one of those threats will be Littlefinger? That look they exchanged during the season finale (you can see what I mean in the video below) ... I'm sure Petyr won't let the fact that Sansa let Jon become King in the North slide, especially after he urged her to seize power for herself. Knowing Petyr Baelish, he may make a power play by trying to force her to marry him (we all know that’s basically what he wants).
I've also heard (and these are just rumors for now) that Petyr will try to pit Arya (Maisie Williams) against Sansa since the Stark siblings — including Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright), who is the rightful heir — are finally coming home to Winterfell. That won’t be much of a problem since the Stark sisters have never seen eye to eye in the first place. Or will it be Jon who will fall prey to Littlefinger’s evil machinations? Since rumors (and filming pics) suggest Jon will be leaving Sansa in charge of Winterfell while he heads south in search of allies against the White Walkers, I highly doubt that.
As for the rest of the 7-episode seventh season, which will kick off next summer, Turner added:
“What overall excites me about this season is that main characters are coming together and it feels like things are ramping up. It’s really exciting and all feels like it’s coming to a big conclusion.”
What do you guys think about Sophie Turner’s comments on Sansa's power struggle for the upcoming season of Game of Thrones? Chime in with your own speculations below.