25 reasons we’re naming Sansa Stark the Queen in the North

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8. She knows the importance of family

If the Starks know one thing, it’s how to form a tight family bond. Northerners have to huddle together in order to make it past the coldest winters, and the more people there are, the stronger they become. Jon and Sansa’s reunion in Season 6’s “Book of the Stranger” solidifies the Stark bond we’ve all grown to love. Even though we barely saw the two together in any previous scene, the hug was so genuine, and a sign of a true homecoming.

In this particular scene, also from “Book of the Stranger,” Sansa has to remind Jon that the Boltons are still gleefully running Winterfell, and they’ve got their brother Rickon in their clutches. The Boltons had a huge hand in killing members of the Stark family, and the North remembers that level of betrayal. When Sansa tells Jon, “We have to go back to Winterfell,” he knows it’s not a suggestion, it’s basically an order to do what is right to get their family back.

Sansa was dragged all over Westeros, trying to find a place to fit and begin a new life. Instead, she ended up right back to where it all started, with at least one family member. And now that her little sister Arya is back in Westeros, the Stark children (we’re including Jon here) may become the unstoppable force the North needs to survive.