One day left before season 7 airs. The spoilers and the hype are making me lose interest in the show.
For the longest time I was hoping that Sansa will end up as the Queen Elizabeth I of Westeros. Then season 6 came along and Jon and Sansa’s scenes stirred up a lot of non-sibling feels. And now I’m a believer lol. JonSa ship suddenly became everything to me, and I would also feel betrayed if it’s all for nothing.
Sansa has suffered far too much to ever go back to old Sansa, who’s naive and blinded by her love for what glitters. Starkbowl will be a million steps backwards for her. Sansa will have the most unsatisfying arc if they made her fight against her pack and if she becomes the lone wolf who dies. It would have been better if they kill her in season 1 since there’s no point in telling her story if she didn’t learn from her mistakes and if she’s not contributing to the big picture.
If Sansa is supposed to betray the rest of the Starks, she should at least have some truly good moments where it paid off for her to be against her family. Then it would at least be logical for her to think that going against Jon would benefit her more than working with him. Instead, the time she misremembered what happened between Joffrey and Arya, she lost her direwolf. The time she chose to say goodbye to the Cersei instead of following her father’s wish, she lost her father, her mother, her brother, she got beaten up and humiliated in public, and she was sexually harassed. The time she lied about her Aunt’s death, she was sold to the Boltons then got raped and tortured. She always pay too much for her mistakes. And unlike Jon, Arya, and Bran, who found true friends and allies at one time or another, Sansa was alone. No one had her best interest at heart, yes, not even Tyrion or Sandor. She suffered physical, mental, and emotional abuse from people who’s NOT her family over the last six seasons.
I saw a chart in Reddit where they show the screen time of each character and Sansa is in the top five (number 5). If nothing good is ever gonna come out of Sansa, those minutes/hours spent showing her suffering, and being passed on from one hand to another, would have been better spent developing other characters (like Arya or Bran, who have less screen time than her) or introducing other interesting characters they left out from the books.
So really, Starkbowl, Sansa’s death, seriously don’t make sense to me. I really hope that not everything is in vain. And I hope GRRM and D&D are not callous enough to write such complex female character and to develop her over the years, only to throw her story away.
If they are, then I want my time back! (And my tears, too! LOL.) Sorry for the rant.