3 interactions that showed Sansa Stark’s development in Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 2

Game of Thrones Season 8 -- photo: Helen Sloan/HBO -- Acquired via HBO Media Relations
Game of Thrones Season 8 -- photo: Helen Sloan/HBO -- Acquired via HBO Media Relations /
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Game of Thrones Season 8 — photo: Helen Sloan/HBO — Acquired via HBO Media Relations /

Sansa Stark has certainly been on one of the bigger transformative journeys throughout Game of Thrones. Season 8, Episode 2 gave us three interactions that proved that perfectly.

Over the last seven seasons of Game of Thrones, we’ve watched Sansa Stark go from spoiled brat to Lady of Winterfell. She’s gone from the bright-eyed, naïve little girl to a woman of strength and courage. In Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 2, we got a chance to see that full development in three separate interactions.

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It all started from the very beginning of the episode, as Jaime Lannister went on trial. The three interactions concluded with the return of an old friend, someone that she never wanted to see again at one point in the series. Here’s a look at the important three interactions from the episode.

Accepting Brienne of Tarth’s word

Long ago, Sansa wouldn’t have allowed herself to trust anyone. Well, initially, she would have naïvely believed in all but she soon learned that nobody would tell her the truth. The Hound was the only person to protect her in King’s Landing and it would take horrific events for her to close up completely and fend for herself.

Yet, we got a chance to see her put her faith in one person alone. During Jaime’s trial, Sansa was all but ready to swing the sword herself. Then Brienne of Tarth stepped forward with only good words to say about the Lannister lion.

Immediately, Sansa changed her tune. If Brienne had seen goodness then there must be something in Jaime to justify keeping him alive. She didn’t even question anything that Brienne had said. Everything that Brienne had done up to this point was more than enough for Sansa to put her full trust in this one lady – now knight – and it shows that there is still part of the old Sansa in there. She’s just matured and gained some brains.