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Your mileage may vary when it comes to what Sansa Stark was up to on
last year. Some people—including actress Sophie Turner—loved the plot that saw Sansa ensnared and tormented by the Boltons. But if you were among those who didn’t enjoy how things turned out for the red-headed Stark girl last year, then buck up. New set reports indicate things are about to take a major turn in Season 6. More information and spoilers galore below.
Thanks to previous set reports, we already had a pretty good idea of what was happening in the North this season. For one thing, Jon Snow is alive and well and wearing Starkish armor. For another, he’s leading a massive force of Northerners against House Bolton as vengeance for the crimes they committed against both Winterfell and the Stark family. But now, thanks to a new report, we know another important detail. Sansa will be joining forces with Jon Snow, and she won’t be the only Stark on the battlefield.
Watchers on the Wall confirms that Sophie Turner has been spotted filming “alongside the battlefield” where Jon and the Northerners will square off against the Boltons. That’s right, Sansa will have her shot at revenge against the Boltons, and the North will be behind her when she does. There’s been some rumors that Sansa will ride at the front of the charge alongside Jon, though there’s no actual confirmation that her role will be
that active. Sansa is more of a politician than a fighter, so she might be better suited rallying the troops and giving them a common cause to unite behind. There’s even some rumors that Sansa will be crowned the Queen of the North, causing some creative fans to compare her to another red-headed warrior Queen.
But as we mentioned, Sansa won’t be the only Stark to join Jon in this fight. WotW reports that there will be “several” Starks (including Lord Snow) at this battle, so we can assume Rickon (last seen hightailing it North), at least, will also be on hand. If Rickon, Sansa, and Jon are all united, this will be the first time members of the Stark family have come back together since they all scattered to the wind way back in Season 1. Cue the Stark theme and your free-flowing tears.
But if the Starkish reunion is a happy one, that happiness will likely be short-lived. (This is
, after all.) If the Starks wind up victorious, it will come at a cost, because the same set report indicates that two known characters will fall victim to the Bolton forces. Their bodies will be hung upside down and burned on the Saint Andrew’s crosses that are so popular with House Bolton. No word yet on
will be set on fire, though the most popular guess is Osha and Rickon. Seems odd to burn Rickon twice, though, doesn't it? If I were a fan of Tormund, Edd, Davos, or Melisandre, I’d be very worried right about now.
There will not be any White Walkers participating in the massive battle that will likely take up all of Episode 9, but everyone’s favorite ice zombies may show up at the end of the skirmish to strike fear into the hearts of the victors. Set reports
indicate that there will be at least one giant involved in the battle.
So what do you think? Does a reunion with her brother(s) and a massive armed attack on the Boltons seem like enough of a reward for Sansa, after all she suffered last season? Well, maybe not. But it’s a good start.
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