Yesterday, actor Aidan Gillen gave us some insight into what Littlefinger was thinking during the scene where Jon was made King in the North, and what was behind that significant look he shared with Sansa. Today, we’ve compiled a couple of the interviews that Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa, has been giving since the finale aired, and gotten her side of the story. If what she has to say is any indication, there could be trouble between Sansa and Jon Snow in the future. “[Sansa’s] not getting the credit she feels she deserves, that Littlefinger would grant her with,” Turner told Variety.
He obviously wants her on the Iron Throne and him by her side – she doesn’t want that, but she wants recognition for the effort that she put in, in order to claim back Winterfell, because if it wasn’t for her, it wouldn’t have happened. So I think she’s seeing Littlefinger as a bit more trustworthy and more of an ally than she initially thought.
Trusting Littlefinger is dangerous at the best of times, something Sansa admitted to Jon in “The Winds of Winter,” but it sounds like Sansa might risk it if it means getting her due. She told The Hollywood Reporter that Sansa may have “a bit of jealousy” toward Jon for getting the credit for winning the Battle of the Bastards. We’ll have to wait until Season 7 to see if Littlefinger can stir that jealousy into something more. Let’s hope for the sake of everyone that he can’t.
As Jon said to her on the ramparts of Winterfell, the issue is one of trust. Does Sansa trust Jon? Turner mused on the topic:
I think Sansa trusts Jon to make morally right decisions, but I’m not sure if she trusts him with the kind of political things. I don’t know if she trusts Davos completely, and he’s kind of his advisor. I think it’s more about being open with each other, like with Sansa writing to Littlefinger for the Knights of the Vale. I think Jon means they need to be more open with each other and tell each other what’s going on — and it’s very frustrating for Sansa to hear him say that. She knows he means it more about her than it is him talking about himself. And he really needs to trust her.
But it’s not all doom and gloom between these two siblings. After all, although Sansa and Jon don’t know it yet, the audience just discovered that the two of them aren’t half-siblings at all, but rather cousins. As Bran found out when traveling into the past, Jon Snow is actually the child of Ned Stark’s sister Lyanna and Rhaegar Targaryen, Daenerys’ brother. If Sansa found this out, would it bring the two of them closer together? Turner thinks so.
Sansa always took her mother’s side on that. She was always influenced by her mother’s resentment towards Jon because of Ned allegedly cheating on her and bringing back an illegitimate child, so finding out that Ned never cheated, that Jon isn’t an illegitimate child of Ned’s, would probably bring them closer together. I think at this point where there could be a lot of rifts in their relationship, it’s good to have something that would probably draw them closer together.
It seems that Bran’s on his way south, so let’s hope he passes along this intel.
Turner also weighed in on another thing that could bring the siblings closer together: the possibility that Jon and Sansa will get married. That’s something the fans have been suggesting, but it seems like this is the first Turner is hearing about it:
Stranger things on “Game of Thrones” have happened… Maybe politically, it makes sense, I honestly don’t know how I would feel about that, I’d have to speak to the producers about that one. Honestly, what I think is going to happen – and I don’t know where the story is going to go, but I think Jon and Daenerys are going to end up together, probably. I feel like Jon and Sansa would be a strange one, especially because isn’t it considered not legitimate if you haven’t consummated the marriage, and I really don’t think either of them would be particularly up for that. It would be very difficult to do that. [Laughs.]
And if neither Sansa nor Daenerys end up marrying Jon, he could always wait until Lyanna Mormont gets old enough. There’d be no one better to rule the North.