The official Game of Thrones Twitter account has revealed the exact wording of Jon’s latest letter to Sansa in season 7. Kit Harington’s King in the North sent a raven to Sophie Turner’s Lady of Winterfell to explain the outcome of the big meeting in King’s Landing, where Leda Headey’s Cersei Lannister – in a move later revealed to be a cold, hard lie – pledged her soldiers to the battle against the White Walkers.
The Game of Thrones season 7 finale was full of moments that could cause relationships to buckle under pressure. Bran and Sam’s discovery that Jon is the legitimate son of Rhaegar Targaryen is going to make things “complicated” between Jon and Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen. Meanwhile, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s Jaime Lannister is “disgusted” at his sister/lover’s latest deception and Brienne of Tarth is heading back to Winterfell, with Gwendoline Christie unsure of how Brienne will react to “people taking matters into their own hands” in her absence.
Jon’s decision to leave Winterfell and sail off to meet Daenerys was met with a lack of enthusiasm from Sansa. And now, having not heard from her half-brother in weeks, she has received a very short message from him, detailing an utterly massive shift in the status quo. It’s easy to imagine her not receiving this news very calmly:
“I have pledged our forces.”
— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) August 29, 2017
Cersei Lannister has pledged her forces to our cause, as has Daenerys Targaryen. And if we survive this war, I have pledged our forces to Daenerys at the rightful Queen of the Seven Kingdoms. We are both coming to organise the defence of the realm.
Jon Snow. Warden of the North.
From Sansa’s perspective, this message must be infuriating: without asking Sansa, Arya, Bran or anyone else’s opinion, Jon has pledged the northern armies to Daenerys and agreed to team-up with Cersei for the time-being. Without consulting a single person with the actual surname Stark, he’s bent the knee to Daenerys and entered into an agreement with Cersei. Jon has even started referring to himself as Warden of the North instead of King in the North, positioning himself firmly below Daenerys ‘rightful Queen’ Targaryen in the pecking order. Sansa must be very annoyed.
However, viewers have seen these events play out from Jon’s perspective. Fans watched on as Dany flew to Jon’s aid beyond the wall, and sat in on the fraught meeting in King's Landing where everyone agreed - or claimed to - that a united front is needed to topple the Night King. But Sansa wasn't privy to any of that. She missed the justification behind these decisions, and only received a brief recap of the outcomes.
Surely, when Jon arrives at Winterfell with Dany and her dragons in tow, he’ll have a lot of explaining to do. And he doesn’t even know yet that Sansa has taken to killing people she doesn’t like. This reunion should be a very interesting one. Perhaps House Stark is in trouble, after all.
Game of Thrones returns in either 2018 or 2019.
Source: HBO [h/t CBR]