Sansa Stark is coming back in a major way in Season 7 of “Game of Thrones.” During the previous season of the HBO original series, she and brother Jon Snow took back Winterfell from the grips of her former captor, Ramsay Bolton. The upcoming installment of “Game of Thrones” is going to present a new set of challenges to Sansa and the Stark clan, but it seems she’s ready to rise to the occasion.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly Sophie Turner revealed that Sansa will finally take the reigns on her life for the first time in Season 7. Having the power for the first time since Season 1 — during which, fans will recall, she was held prisoner by Joffrey (Jack Gleason) and the Lannisters — may just be too much for the eldest Stark girl’s ego. Turner, 20, said that fans may enjoy seeing Sansa assume a roll of power initially, but as the show continues, she’ll begin to unravel.
“She’s seemingly in control for the first time — and it really suits her,” Turner said. “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.”
It’s unclear what those threats will be, but “Game of Thrones” fans can assume it’s related to either her position in Winterfell or a desire to take the Iron Throne for House Stark. Turner suggested that Season 7 will be an exciting one, much of which will be spent “ramping up” for the show’s end in Season 8.
The first official trailer for the upcoming installment of “Game of Thrones” was released Sunday and teased a strong focus on Sansa, Arya (Maisie Williams) and Jon (Kit Harington). The clip premiered during a new episode of “Westworld” and featured three stills — one of each of the afore mentioned Stark children. Sansa was seen standing before a weirwood tree, located just outside of Winterfell. Little else can be told from the still image, though she appears to be either shocked, frightened or in disbelief about whatever it is she’s looking at.
Perhaps she spots Arya, who is seen riding on horseback with a similar look on her face, riding toward the castle? Or maybe it’s something much more frightening, like a White Walker. Viewers will have to wait until 2017 to find out for sure. Many Thronies also believe Sansa was featured in the teaser image of Jon, who appears to be talking to a blond girl about something very serious. Again, it is unclear what the nature of the scene is.
Whatever Season 7 of “Game of Thrones” has in store for Sansa, one thing is for sure — she won’t have to worry about an unwanted pregnancy. Many fans believed that in their final moments together before his death, Ramsay (Iwan Rheon) revealed that Sansa was pregnant with his child. It appears, however, that that is not the case.
Watchers on the Wall, a reliable “Game of Thrones” spoiler group, confirmed that Sansa will not be pregnant in the upcoming season. Co-star Liam Cunningham, who plays Jon’s right-hand-man Ser Davos, previously suggested that Ramsay simply meant that she’d never be able to cast away the pain of having been raped and tortured repeatedly by the Bastard of House Bolton. The actor joked in an interview with Huffington Post that there’s no way Ramsay could have known his former bride was pregnant, as tests for such things did not yet exist.
“Game of Thrones” returns to HBO in 2017. The series will be just seven episodes, cut down from it’s usual 10. No concrete release date has been set at this time.