Sophie Turner, like many Game Of Thrones fans, reckons that her character will be forming an alliance with Littlefinger in season seven of the show after tasting power and having had it snatched away from her by her brother at the end of season six.
Speaking to Vulture she says, “She holds a power over [Littlefinger]. And after she confronted him about selling her to the Boltons, he owes her big time. He knows he has to be loyal to her now, and he has to serve her well, because she holds so much over him. It would destroy his reputation if she revealed any of the stuff that she knows about him. It’s tricky. She has power, but it’s a question of whether people listen to her or not. You’ll see more of that in this upcoming season.”
Whether people listen to Sansa is something that could become a driving theme for Sansa going forward. In season six Sansa was instrumental in brother Jon’s victory at the Battle Of The Bastards but was pushed into the sidelines in the ensuing celebrations when Jon was crowned the new King of the North.
“At the end of the [season six], Sansa gets a taste of power — and it’s the first time that she’s had that ever, really,” says Turner. “She feels like it’s deserved because she did so much for Jon and the North, so when she saves the day and doesn’t get any recognition for it, it was like she had that first taste of power and then was immediately stripped of it. She was stripped of the respect that she really feels she deserves. She was trying to give her input to Jon and trying to be a collaborative leader, but it’s difficult when it’s a patriarchy and when there’s sexism. It would be a real adjustment for Jon to listen to her and do what she says. So she was looking to Littlefinger like, oh, you’re right – maybe that pretty picture you painted of me on the throne and you by my side isn’t such a bad one.
“And then there’s the smile as well, her walking away after killing Ramsay,” Turner continues. “That’s also quite interesting. You wonder if it’s just a smile because it’s her first kill, because this man is out of her life, or whether she’s going to get a taste for it. Whether she enjoyed it. Whether it’s a power trip. But she definitely is a lot more powerful, and it’ll be very interesting to see how she handles that coming up this season.”
Sansa had better be careful trying to out-Littlefinger Littlefinger, though.
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