Game of Thrones is finally back, and Winter Is Here! The critically and fan beloved show brought fans up to speed on everything going on in the world, and that included showing that Jon Snow, now the leader of the North, and Sansa Stark aren’t exactly on the same page in regards to what to do. If you recall, Jon is one of the few who knows about how dangerous the White Walkers and the Night King are. Meanwhile, Sansa is more worried about Cersei, and she’s a bit jealous that she (a true Stark) isn’t the ruler of the North.

These two had a big argument in the show’s premiere, and the showrunners decided to elaborate to IGN on what is going on in each of their minds:

“I think there’s a little bit of resentment of that,” said David Benioff. “She feels that she’s responsible in many ways for winning the Battle of the Bastards because she’s the one who got the Knights of the Vale to come North and join the fight. She feels like she hasn’t gotten quite enough credit for that, and she also thinks Jon is quite a bit naive.”

As for Jon, he feels that the true threat is the one that is KNOWS is coming, rather than the one you might suspect is coming:

“It’s not so much that he dismisses Cersei as a threat long term, but right now the imminent threat is the Night King and the army of the dead. Winter has come. He knows that makes travel very difficult,” said D.B. Weiss,. “The idea that Cersei is going to lead the Lannister army up that far north, which has never been done which is probably beyond her capabilities, doesn’t really concern him.”

Guess we’ll just have to see who’s right as Game of Thrones continues!

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  • July 18, 2017 at 10:36 am

    I found that interesting as well. Sansa has become quite bold now, which while somewhat surprising, is also a good thing. Clearly, she has changed a great deal since last season.

    While Cersei should not be underestimated by any means, everyone needs to understand that the Whitewalkers are the truest threat. Regular armies can be diminished and even defeated. The undead simply turn their kills into more soldiers.

    It's good to see Sansa stand up for herself and what she believes in. I just hope she doesn't let her new found feminism undermine Jon to their peril. I'm also itching for her to get revenge on Littlefinger.

  • July 18, 2017 at 11:48 am

    True, Sansa has become bold in her beliefs and the things she upholds..
    Jon Snow's ruling style as King of the North, and the way Sansa Stark thinks it's smartest to rule over your subservient subjects brings all this.
    I loved how Season 6 ended with Littlefinger exacerbating a conflict between Sansa and Jon with one pointed look, and Season 7 definitely picked up where that left off.

    Sansa feels that she's responsible in many ways for winning the Battle of the Bastards because she's the one who got the Knights of the Vale to come North and join the fight. She feels like she hasn't gotten quite enough credit for that, and she also thinks Jon is quite a bit naive.The big warning Sansa leaves Jon with is to not ignore Cersei as a major threat, even though the Night King is definitely the big picture Big Bad.

  • July 18, 2017 at 11:51 am

    I doubt it's much to be honest but just shows how much Sansa has changed. I doubt the Sansa that we met near the start of the show would have wanted to kill anyone but now she wants to kill kids whose parents betrayed her family. It truly does show that she has learnt from Cersei to be a lot more ruthless. Like said above by thisnthat, hopefully she doesn't try to influence him too much because her plans may be based on person vendettas but I think right now it's more important to think about the White Walkers.

    Is it just me or does anyone else think they might get together? The GOT team did it with Jamie and Cersei so could they go down that road with these two as well?

  • July 18, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    I don't think that Sansa is jealous, but the fact is that Jon didn't have any contact with Cersei, and Sansa didn't see a White Walker in her life, so it makes sense why they both feel different about these two. But Jon is right, The White Walkers are a bigger threat and Cersei doesn't have an army neither it could reach the North any time soon.

  • July 19, 2017 at 5:26 am

    Honestly, I don't think Jon even wants to be a ruler. It was thrust upon him. I think the only reason he accepted the position, is because he knows how serious the danger is. He wants to lead people in the right direction. Otherwise, I think he'd be content to let Sansa be in charge.

    I think he'll listen to her, and weigh her opinions fairly, but in the end he will do what he believes is best for everyone.

    Cersei could surprise us. She's trying to amass an army now with the help of Euron Greyjoy. She's hateful and ruthless and impulsive enough to send her army off to the north, to try to make everyone bend the knee. I wouldn't be shocked at all. I feel that they would be making a mistake to dismiss the danger she represents, because they're counting on logistics being a obstacle.

  • July 19, 2017 at 7:51 am

    I think he will grow into it, to be honest. I think he secretly likes being the leader especially since he always wanted to be part of the Stark family but never could because he was a bastard. He will love how even though he is a bastard, all these different families in the north look up to him and follows him.

    Cersei will definitely want to come after Jon. I don't think she will think much of the White Walkers, she will dismiss it as absolute crap and decide that if he does not bend his knee, he will need to be killed. The problem for her though is that she is literally in the middle of attacks from all the sides. Euron Greyjoy is definitely a great help for her but I doubt it will be enough when the dragons come.

  • July 27, 2017 at 3:53 am

    In the 2nd episode he says he never wanted to be the king, and he hands the job over to Sansa. I think he is meant to lead though, so that won't be the last of it. With Sansa in charge and Arya on her way home, things could get very interesting.

    The introduction of Jon to Daenerys is what I'm waiting for. Which one of them is the one mentioned in the prophecy? Or, could it be both?

  • July 28, 2017 at 1:43 am

    Very excited about the coming episode of game of thrones, episode 3. HBO have already shown some images and we at least have a hint of what will happen. Jon snow will finally get to meet the mother of dragons.

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