I’m oddly excited about it? Like I really want to see her and Theon interact since I really find looking at both of their captivity’s differences and similarities fascinating and Alfie and Sophie are both such good actors. I imagine it will feel like the Arya/Tywin things in S2—like super not canon, but really good television. (Like, two people pretending to be “someone else” and “themselves” at the same time—that’s going to be fascinating.)
I’m not worried about her being Jeyne (rumors about this “winterfell worker”; also it making less than zero sense given the politics that they’re building on the show: Cersei thinks Sansa helped kill Joffrey; both the Boltons and Petyr Baelish’s “power” still derives from Cersei’s to some extent so they really don’t want Sansa to be an overt Stark and she’s not going to pretend to be Arya; also she’s still married to Tyrion, and an anullment will bring down Cersei on their necks—in the books Petyr’s clearly waiting before he breaks that one out) so I guess I’m just kind of intrigued to see what they do. Especially with respect to Sansa, but also for a few other things, I’ve been viewing GOT increasingly as “spoilers for what won’t happen in asoiaf”. Obviously that won’t be entirely true, but I don’t really look at any of it as an indication of what GRRM is going to do/how he’s going to do it. Like, it looks like whatever’s happening in Winterfell this season won’t align with ADWD, so I don’t know why it would align with TWOW. If it aligns with one more than the other, it will be ADWD, by virtue of Theon still being there and not having escaped yet. And the things that happen during Theon’s timeline in ADWD are really far and away detached from whatever Sansa is getting up to, so…it’s clearly not canon. At all.
As to her being in Winterfell…I’ve always been of the opinion that all the of the
remaining Starks will make it back to Winterfell one way or another. So, I guess it’s a “spoiler” if it confirms that belief, but…if/when Sansa makes it back, it very clearly won’t be under these circumstances so…IDK.
I dunno. I’m sort of holding out judgement on a lot w/r/t/this plotline. Like I have no idea what it is, and I don’t view GOT and ASOIAF as the same canon anymore, so to me it’s just speculating on an unknown that is detached from the book series. And that’s fun, but in this case, I’m not looking at the show to validate what I think will happen in TWOW—at least, not before the season has actually happened and I’m not looking at a full piece of media.