When last we saw Lady Sansa, she and Prince Theon Greyjoy/Reek, were both jumping off the walls of Winterfell. The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards aired tonight on TNT and TBS at 8:00 pm EST. Among those attendees was beautiful British actress Sophie Turner, who turned the Game of Thrones promotional hype up a great deal.
On the one hand, Turner talked about the season generally, and echoed the “It’s gonna be huge,” which Emilia Clarke has previously promised. “I mean this season there’s like so many shocks, it’s massive,” Turner said. “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.”
“Alfie” would be Alfie Allen, who plays Theon Greyjoy, or Reek, depending on his headspace. Last we saw Sansa, she and Theon had leapt from the walls of Winterfell. Since both Turner and Allen have been spotted filming scenes for Season 6, it’s clear that they survive the jump. While it’s likely they’ll travel together for at least a little while, spoilers have it that they’ll split up eventually. Theon will return to the Iron Islands, his home, but Sansa’s destination has been less clear, since she’s running away from her home of Winterfell.
The beautiful actress is as excited as we are, and even more in the dark, it may be. “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.”
Tossed to King Joffrey as a toy, he could beat up, and then marrying Ramsay Snow Bolton, a sadistic, vile menace, what could be Sansa’s future? “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.”
Don’t forget, there was a huge backlash last season when Sansa was raped on her wedding night. Since then, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss were “responsive” to the discussion regarding Sansa’s Season 5 rape and changed “a couple of things” about Season 6 as a result. There’s no guarantee that any of those changes had to do with Sansa, but one wonders if they tinkered with Sansa’s storyline to make it more palatable for fans.
The Pink Letter from Ramsay Snow changes everything, as you can see in the below teaser: Winter is Coming.