Sophie Turner talks Sansa’s revenge, and Obama views Season 6 early


As we approach the debut of Game of Thrones Season 6, news and spoilers are beginning to wash over us at a furious rate. Minor spoilers below.

First up, Sophie Turner talked to TV Line about where Season 6 will take Sansa. “All of this injustice has happened to her the past five seasons,” she said. “Now it’s about her getting revenge on people who have completely destroyed her life right from the beginning. [Season 6] is about her — step by step — trying to eliminate the enemy.”

You could make the argument that Sansa has suffered more than any other character on the show, which is saying something, but now it appears the tide is finally changing. We hope that it lasts longer than her turn as Darth Sansa at the end of Season 4, which is to say more than one episode.

Turner went on. “This is the season where she’s starting to turn things around and people are starting to rally for her. She’s trying to get people to listen to her. She’s building a group of trusted people that will help her get what she wants, which is — ultimately — revenge.”

Analysis of the trailers and promo photos released by HBO over the past few weeks lead us to believe that group will include Brienne of Tarth, whom we have seen best both Jamie Lannister and Sandor Clegane. There also could be Northern lords in the mix—if the last living Stark (so far as anyone knows) wants help, her father’s former bannermen would be a good place to star. Who knows? Maybe Ser Davos Seaworth will get involved. He’s currently without a job after his previous employer burned his daughter at the stake and got himself executed.

Either way, it will be exciting to see Sansa finally begin to be a proactive participant in her progress (say that three times fast), as opposed to just reacting to the horrible things that are done to her. #TeamSansa

Meanwhile, Turner’s onscreen sister Maisie Williams sat down with IGN and confirmed something that most of us, in our hearts, have probably known for a long time: Syrio Forel, Arya Stark’s dancing master from Season 1, is dead, and he’s not coming back.

“I always was like, ‘Oh, no, I feel like he’s still alive,'” she said. “I always had my own theory that he and Jaqen were the same person.” But then she brought the theory up to Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss who said, very plainly: “No, he is dead.”

“I was like, ‘Oh, OK,” she said. “So that put that to bed really quickly, but I guess we can all still dream.” She’s also holding out hope that her theory might come true in the books, at least, as I’m sure are other Syrio fans.

Speaking of Benioff and Weiss, they confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that President Obama asked for, and will receive, advance screeners of what the entire cast is calling the most epic season yet. I guess if they trust you with nuclear codes, they can trust you with the fate of Jon Snow.

So let me get this straight? I can’t get advanced copies of Season 6, but the leader of the free world can? Where’s the justice?

Dear HBO, please do not let Trump see Game of Thrones early if he wins. That’d be the last straw.