Ramsey death had been one of the most awaited scenarios by almost all the fans and the followers who wanted to see him struggle, in pain and to get the most miserable and gruesome death that he keeps on providing people every now n then in the show. With Battle of the Bastard, his existence on Westeros will never be missed anymore, but it was this very event that brought back the gratitude and pride back off the lady who suffered and saw the most brutal phase of her life. Sansa Stark, presently the oldest Stark Lady alive and as both the actors Sophie Turner playing Sansa Stark and Iwan Rheon playing Ramsey Bolton sat to discuss their characters goals and impact of the final scene in the episode when they appear in conversation with the official HBO channel.
Sophie was asked by Making Game of Thrones about her characters role during the moments where everyone was trying to plot their strategies but her views weren’t even asked even though she was the one who knew the man a bit closely than anyone in the room. To which Sophie answered talking about the patriarchy that stood even back then.
“I think the social boundaries of the time period that Thrones is loosely based on means that these men still view women as less capable of battle planning or anything to do with typical seemingly ‘male’ activities. Patriarchy, even in this fictional world, is very real”
Further mentioning about the intensity of the finale scene which from the very beginning of the show she has been looking forward too, had a very genuine way to pass her revenge and that it was the moment in the whole show where she had been provided her share of a moment without even mentioning it by Jon.
“It means so much because it’s finally her chance to directly get revenge for what he’s done to her. Emotionally, it is so gratifying to watch this man suffer for what he’s done but also to be given the opportunity by Jon to solely take charge of something that typically would be his job. The fact that she doesn’t have to persuade him to give her this opportunity is also very important in her eyes because it’s really the first time this season that Jon has acknowledged her as capable of taking charge.”
On similar topics but in a different interview with Iwan Rheon when asked about his demise on the show and how honest it was for a person like Ramsey to provide the death he should receive,
“He does talk about those dogs quite a lot, so I think fate has a sense of irony there for him. It’s a justified, gruesome, horrible ending for a horrible character. I feel glad he didn’t die in his sleep or something – he goes out with a bang”
Irony he says, well that was the memorable death we certainly would remember but further Iwan do mention his final words he spoke to Sansa, “You can’t kill me, I’m part of you now.” and believe that Ramsey has already put his torturous impact on her which she never could get away with when she speak about “disappear”.
“It’s really twisted, but I think he’s kind of right,” he said. “He has broken her in a really dark way, but, thankfully, she has found her strength. It’s great to have another strong female character in the show.”
Yes, offcorce and impact of the that we saw during the war, Sansa is no more a weakling and is definitely gearing up for some larger responsibilities in the future, that even makes us think of Jon being a bastard, means he ain’t a legit Stark but Sansa is. So does that mean we see here to become the first Lady of Winterfell, just like other women on the show have been taking charge of things around Westeros and across the sea, you’ll explore that here for now.