Bad Sansa to Rule Them All

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Bad Sansa to Rule Them All

Illustration: Sushant Ahire


inter is here. Finally! And like a pimply, freckled, buck-toothed teenage boy waiting to lose his virginity, fans of Game of Thrones are experiencing a hopeless kind of desperation, as they wait for the new season to air. This year, the wait has been especially painful – the show is delayed by three months and has only seven episodes. Boohoo!

Our troubles are compounded by the fact that there are no more books to satisfy our curiosity about what happens next. Earlier, those of us who had read George RR Martin would snigger at those who hadn’t. We would wonder aloud about the role of obscure characters from the books who only had blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appearances on the show. In fact, we were the only ones not surprised when pretty boy Jon Snow was stabbed to death at the end of Season 5. But now that the story has gone off book for many of the key characters, who will rule the Seven Kingdoms is anybody’s guess… or is it?