Could Sansa & Tyrion Be, Like, a *Thing* on ‘Game of Thrones’ Now?

*Warning: Spoilers ahead*

Amidst all the bloodshed and death (come back, Lyanna! Stay dead, Night King!) in last night’s episode of Game of Thrones, there was a tiny inkling of hope that emerged from the crypts. And no, it isn’t the fact that all of those women and children managed to survive despite the very dumb idea their rulers had to lock them in with a bunch of dead people.

In our humble opinion, one of the most (er, only?) heartwarming moments of the episode was the nostalgic reconnection between Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Tyrion (Peter Dinklage). 

Lest you forget, Sansa and Tyrion were married once upon a time. They left things on good terms, but it wasn’t like they actually wed out of love. Now, in the seasons that have passed, they’ve grown and it shows. He’s the hand of the queen and she’s the Lady of the North. And although life-or-death situations have a way of bonding people, that light kiss on the hand he gave her got us thinking: Could they possibly become an item for real? With Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) dead, the path is clear for a sweet, albeit peculiar, romance.  

PureWow digested the Battle of Winterfell and potential relationship with Christopher Williams, English, History and Game of Thrones tutor (yep, that’s a thing) for Varsity Tutors, this morning. Williams hypothesized that there’s a potential for something between them, but “maybe not necessarily a relationship.”

“They’re going through the same struggle, trying to survive and play the game better than everybody else,” he explained. “They’ve both proven they can play the game very, very well.”

He went on to surmise that Sansa remembered this very fact while they sat together in the crypt. “I think she started remembering the lesson that Tyrion taught her when they were together. If they were to come together again, it would be very tactful,” he said.

So, will they join forces, romantically or otherwise, to take the Iron Throne? TBD when Game of Thrones returns with episode four on Sunday, May 5, at 9 p.m. on HBO.


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