The excruciatingly long wait for Game of Thrones season seven continues and although the news cycle for the popular HBO series has gone into a hibernation of sorts for the time being, fan speculation about what will take place when the show finally returns continues to run rampant. Sophie Turner, who plays emerging power player Sansa Stark, has revealed that she has gotten her hands on some season seven scripts and while she isn’t prepared to divulge anything specific, she does think there are a few ways Sansa’s story could play out next season.
“I actually don’t know because of the way last season left off. There are so many options,” she teased. “She could run with Littlefinger and become a villain and sadistic. Or she could also team up with her brother Jon.” [via Variety]
Turner’s comments hardly come as a surprise given that the season six finale presented us with a Sansa unsure of where to pledge her allegiance (although we could see a third option where Sansa kicks both Jon and Littlefinger to the curb and declares herself Queen in the North). But it’s Turner’s answer to what she wants to see happen to Sansa in the end that is the real shocker.
“A long, slow episode-lasting death, where it’s just one long scene of my death and no one else,” she joked. “And it’s going to be the last episode of the last season.”
Yikes. We know death is in the cards for most Game of Thrones characters, but it’s still a bit off-putting to hear Turner request that Sansa, ostensibly one of the few heroic and sympathetic characters on the show, die a slow, lonely death. No matter which way Sansa goes out (or if she does at all), Turner admits that leaving the show behind will be hard to take.
“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.”
She’s right, we certainly will miss Game of Thrones when it’s over. Fortunately, we can take comfort in the knowledge that a spin-off is pretty much inevitable at this point, so there will still be a way to get a Game of Thrones fix even after the main series comes to an end in the next couple of years.