Not counting the people who have been murdered, very few Game Of Thrones characters have had a more difficult time than Sansa Stark. Early on, she was set up to marry the cute sociopath of her dreams, but that all started to fall apart when her dad got beheaded and her brother started waging a war against the jerks who did the beheading. Then she was supposed to marry another guy, some poison came into play, she went into hiding with a creep who had a thing for her mom, decided to give herself a badass makeover, then was forcibly engaged to a creep who was even worse than all of the other creeps, her badass makeover was quickly undone, and yadda yadda yadda she jumped off of a wall with Alfie Allen.
That was the last we saw of Sansa Stark, but it sounds like she’s going to stop putting up with so much bullshit during the show’s next season. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Sophie Turner (who plays Sansa) said that next season is “a really, really big one” for her and that it’s “probably her best season yet.” Turner says that Sansa now “commands the respect that she deserves and she grabs hold of it and she runs with it and it’s really good,” adding that the show’s fans will finally get “that storyline” that they’ve “been craving for the past five seasons.” That may sound like it’s teasing Sansa and Arya going on a vengeance-fueled killing spree, but they’re probably saving that for the series finale.
Game Of Thrones returns to HBO on April 24.