Rachel Paige
July 22, 2016 6:38 pm
HBO

Out of all the moments that made us stand up and cheer “YAS GIRL” this season on Game of Thrones, one of the biggest has to be when Sansa totally SAVED JON SNOW’S BUTT at the very last second by calling in the Knights of Vale. It was a risky move, for both Sansa and Jon, but in the end it paid off big time. The Vale rode in, Jon managed to defeat the Bolton’s army, and Sansa looked like a total badass.

But…why did she do it? And even more pressing, why didn’t she bother to tell Jon about it?

During Season 6 there were a few moments where it sure FELT like Sansa was going to tell Jon about her bigger plan. In the events directly leading up to the Battle of the Bastards, Sansa even told Jon, multiple times, that he didn’t have enough men and needed more. So, come on, Sansa, why NOT tell Jon about the fact that you’ve managed to secure more soldiers to fight for the North?

When asked the question at San Diego Comic-Con, as to why Sansa went behind Jon’s back to do this, Sophie Turner was quick to respond, “Yeah, that’s what I was wondering too!

But then Turner launched into her badass answer:

“Sansa didn’t tell Jon because she wanted all the credit. And and it was a more dramatic moment when [the Knights of the Vale] showed up, and it makes for great television.”

Damn straight Sansa deserves all the credit for it, and in the end, she gets it. Everyone, including Jon, knows she saved the entire battle with that sneaky move. And hey, you know what they say: Behind every great King of the North is a brilliant Stark Lady.

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