After the letdown of the delayed filming, we have a bit of good news to cling to for the upcoming season 7 of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Sophie Turner, Sansa Stark herself, reports that she has received her season 7 scripts. She claimed not to be sure of Sansa’s future, though, in an interview with Variety, because there are two very distinct paths for the young woman to take.
“She could run with Littlefinger and become a villain and sadistic. Or she could also team up with her brother Jon.”
Considering her character and the things he’s done to her in the past, it seems unlikely that she’ll go with Littlefinger, but he’s still very good at manipulating people so we can’t count that out completely. Also, we think she knows that Jon needs her, and right now her pride as a Stark is one of the only things that is keeping her going, after all she’s been through. Between her family and a past manipulator, the choice for Sansa should be pretty clear.
She also explained that she’s hoping that, should her character die, it will be an epic event.
“A long, slow episode-lasting death, where it’s just one long scene of my death and no one else. And it’s going to be the last episode of the last season.”
Finally, she shared her sadness about the looming end of the show. “We kinda always knew it would be seven or eight seasons. It’s really sad. It’s really uncomfortable to think about my life without ‘Game of Thrones.’ Not only has it been like a family — going to see a family every summer — but it’s also been a safety net. When I finish this I don’t actually know what’s going to happen. I might slip into a deep, deep depression because I won’t know what to do with myself. It’s going to be very strange. I feel people are going to miss it dearly.”
Sophie has already begun branching out to other projects, one of the most well known being Jean Grey in X-Men Apocalypse. We don’t think she’ll have much to worry about in the future, but it’s still sad to see the era end.
We have a bit more to tease you with, this direct from Benioff and Weiss themselves. In an interview with Deadline, they describe what some characters might be feeling and how this will effect the choices they make from now on.
When questioned about the new queen, the obvious thought was, “Without her children, who is she and what will she do?” Or as Deadline asked, “Has she got any heart left?” The producers had this to say:
“ If she had been more focused on her family, and less focused on enjoying her revenge on someone who had done her wrong, then Tommen’s suicide probably never would have happened. That’s what so much of next season is going to be about; finding out what Cersei’s mindset is, and who is she? Cersei has certainly done a lot of horrible things in her life and she could be a very cruel person, but the one thing that was redemptive about her was she genuinely loved her children. Now they’re all gone, and I think that is very interesting for us. Who is she, without her children? The answer is something you’ll find out about next season.”
They also mention Jaime, who if he had any doubts about what his sister was capable of, doesn’t have them now. Her power play, as he finds out, lost them what little they had left aside from each other, and now he knows without a doubt that she controls their relationship and him along with it. Something about seeing her on that throne was unsettling to him and he has some things to think about now.
The Night King
Obviously all past villains of this show will pale in comparison to the Night King and his threat to the entirety of Westeros. But the producers have their own view of him and it really colors the big-bad differently than the ones before him.
“We don’t think of The Night King as a villain as much as Death. He is not someone who’s like Joffrey or Ramsay. He’s not really human anymore. Evil comes when you have a choice between that and good, and you choose the wrong way. The Night King doesn’t have a choice; he was created in that way, and that’s what he is. In some ways, he’s just Death, coming for everyone in the story, and for all of us.
In some ways, it’s appropriate he doesn’t speak. What’s Death going to say? Anything would diminish him. He’s just a force of destruction. I don’t think we’ve ever been tempted to write dialogue for The Night King. Anything he said would be anticlimactic.”
This certainly paints a better picture of him, and shows him almost like a force of nature rather than a man. He has the ability to level humanity and no feelings or remorse to get in the way. He doesn’t even really hate humans, they just must be destroyed because that was his purpose. There really isn’t much scarier than that.
There is so much more to read in this interview, which can be found here, and we suggest you check it out. We’ll keep you posted on what’s coming in the world of Game of Thrones so be sure to check back.