Did Sansa Stark survive the Game of Thrones finale?


Sansa Stark has been through the worst on Game of Thrones and as the season ends our only hope is that she’s survived the finale.

Warning: Spoilers ahead for those who haven’t seen Game of Thrones‘ final episode.

In the first season of Game of Thrones, Sansa Stark would have gone down in the yearbook as the most hated Stark ever. Even though she was just a child, she was a snob that looked down on Arya for being a tomboy and thought she was better than Jon Snow because he was a bastard. A lot of her foul behavior had to do with the hopes she had for herself as the daughter of the Warden of the North and what she dreamed royal life would be.

Sansa basically was obsessed with the idea that was destined to fall in love with a prince and live out the rest of her days in pure bliss as Queen. But at that age, she had no idea what being royalty was.

It wasn’t until Joffrey had the executioner bring down the blade on Ned Stark’s neck that she realized that royalty could be treacherous. Even as she folded her hands piously and followed her words with as many “your graces” as she could to protect her own life, the Lannisters behaved like at any moment they would fling her into the mouth of a lion.

Even once Sansa escaped King’s Landing, she couldn’t escape the treacherous ways of the elite. We don’t need to recap it all but uh Petyr Baelish, her aunt Lady Lysa Arryn, psychopath turned dog food Ramsay Bolton?

Once Sansa escaped with Theon and was reunited with Brienne, things were going to change, and the game was about to be on once again. Thanks to her, the North won the Battle of the Bastards, and in time she with her sister Arya took out the cockroach that was Baelish.

In season 8, fans worried whether Sansa would make it out alive. With her cold attitude towards Daenerys Targaryen, even if she was accompanied by Sansa’s “brother Jon Snow, didn’t bode well for her.

In the end though, Sansa was able to make it out of the finale alive.

Although I would have preferred to see Sansa as the Queen of all of Westeros, I have no problem at all with her being the Lady of Winterfell. It’s sad to see that she’s alone — yes Bran is king, but he’s all the way south in Westeros.

As a young girl that grew up too quickly to learn that everything that glitters in the castles is usually funded by betrayal, she evolved into a well-rounded woman who didn’t easily trust others.

This is why Sansa was always destined to become a ruler and what better place to reign than at her home Winterfell?

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What did you think of Sansa Stark in the final episode of Game of Thrones?