I created most of her [Sasha’s] backstory. Scott Gimple and the other writers and I decided on her being a firefighter. But most everything else—her childhood, adolescence—that stuff has been filled in and fleshed out by me. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about Sasha’s relationship with her father. She was raised by a war veteran who had no tolerance for weakness and she was very much a daddy’s girl. She was always striving for his approval and wanting to make him proud. That’s something that she still carries with her, as we all do.
“Robert wanted to be loved. My brother Tyrion has the same disease. Do you want to be loved, Sansa?” “Everyone wants to be loved.” “I see flowering hasn’t made you any brighter,” said Cersei. “Sansa, permit me to share a bit of womanly wisdom with you on this very special day.
Love is poison. A sweet poison, yes, but it will kill you all the same.”