If you haven’t watched Season 7, Episode 6 of Game of Thrones — “Beyond the Wall” — now is a good time to turn back, because we’re talking Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Arya (Maisie Williams) spoilers. Unless you like being spoiled…whatever floats your boat. In any case, plot details from last night’s episode lie ahead…
Tension has been building between Sansa and Arya since Arya discovered a letter — which, unbeknownst to her, Littlefinger totally wanted her to find.
The letter is one that Sansa wrote to Catelyn and Robb in Season 1, asking that they pledge their allegiance to King Joffrey. And it doesn’t exactly look too good that the Lady of Winterfell was helping the Lannisters with their schemes…But, Cersei pretty much forced Sansa to write that letter. And Sansa tried to explain that to Arya, but Arya was having NONE OF IT.
She told Sansa that she betrayed the family and that it doesn’t matter that she was young at the time. That’s just not an excuse. What’s more, Arya basically threatened Sansa later on when she found her older sister looking through her things in search of the letter. (She found some of Arya’s creepy faces instead, making Sansa very suspicious.)
So yeah, the sisters aren’t really getting along right now, to say the least.
Turner told Entertainment Weekly that they never really got along, but that dynamic is especially clear now.
“In the books, it says something about how Arya and Sansa are different sides of the same coin,” she said. “They love each other but they’re so different. They never really got along. And now that they’re back together that’s heightened because they’ve gone down totally different paths and have had to adapt to totally different situations to the point where they don’t see on each other’s level.”
It certainly doesn’t help that they aren’t great at communicating with one another.
“They don’t really talk about what they’ve gone through. They never really had that communication before, and now when it’s vital to do, they don’t have that and can’t understand each other. Arya still sees Sansa as a snooty prissy child that she was before she left for King’s Landing.”
But wait, it gets even worse: Turner went on to make a *heartbreaking* analogy.
“There’s a big lack of communication. There’s this underlying tension. It’s like a fucking horror movie.”
Well, that doesn’t exactly bode well for the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale. Unless, of course, the pair is privy to Littlefinger’s scheming and this is part of a scheme of their own? We certainly hope so, because we can’t stand to see these sisters fighting — especially after their long-awaited reunion.