The SAG Awards happened on Saturday, I may have sat up with Twitter on my iPad to save our GoT peeps’ red carpet photos (yeah, I did), and there were some interviews that happened at the event and at some earlier, related events. Such as!
Sophie Turner said a few words to someone at Entertainment Weekly. No link provided, but Winter quotes her as telling us:
“I mean this season there’s like so many shocks, it’s massive,” Turner said. “It’s the biggest season yet. And just like in terms of character development, so many people’s storylines, I’m so excited for. I’m so excited to see Alfie’s one this season. It’s going to be good.”
Oh, so it DOESN’T skimp on character development in favor of special effects and shocking plot twists? Tell me more, my dear.
I mean this season is a really, really big one for Sansa. It’s probably her best season yet. It’s her really coming into her own. She, this season, really commands the respect that she deserves and she grabs hold of it and she runs with it and it’s really good.
It was amazing because the past five seasons, it feels like it’s been building up and up to that. You can only suffer so much before she finally gets her, the respect that she deserves.
She’s gonna fuck Littlefinger’s shit up so hard!
Actually I can’t tell what’ll happen to Sansa based on these interview snippets. Sophie isn’t telling us anything concrete about how Sansa gets to where she’s going. It does show us in which direction we should be looking, though. We can safely rule out anything that depends on Sansa spending another season being perpetually victimized. For example, in that courtyard scene with her, Jon, Ramsay and Littlefinger, it’s safe to say she’ll be on the side with the upper hand.
ETA: Here’s the link to her interview at EW.
Then we have Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, of #RememberTheDuck infamy, who tells Guiliana Rancic something to get excited about:
“The opening of the show, of Season six, will reveal that Jon Snow…. is dead. But that’s not a big surprise, really.”
Assuming he isn’t lying his ass off (which, in this case, I actually don’t think he is?), he just told us the setting of the first scene of the season.
Of course he’s giving us his idea of a silly, teasing answer, but Rancic didn’t ask about the opening scene. She just asked him, basically, tell us something exciting and surprising!, and he decided to talk about the opening scene. He decided to mess with us by not telling us what we want to hear. I will assume, until further notice, that he isn’t lying to us, which means the opening scene will be dealing with Jon Snow’s death.
I think it’ll be Castle Black, unless someone else has a better idea?
It could be Winterfell, but I think we should see the Boltons dealing with Sansa & Theon’s disappearance before they hear about Jon’s death.
It could be the Red Keep, but same thing: they should be dealing with Myrcella’s death before they hear about Jon.
So for now, we’ll say start with Castle Black, where Davos and Melisandre have to figure out how to work together and what to do with themselves now that Davos’s favorite guy Stannis is dead and Mel’s true savior Jon Snow is also dead. I can’t think of anyone else in the Seven Kingdoms who are important enough to warrant first-scene status and who should be dealing with Jon Snow’s death before they deal with anything else.
Thank you, Nik! Please tell us more.
(Also, please: pose with Gwen for more of those after-party pics. I love to see you two hanging out together.)