Move over, Arya and Gendry and Brienne and Jaime. One couple that I couldn’t stop thinking about after the second episode of season eight of Game of Thrones: Sansa Stark and Theon Greyjoy. Holy sparks, you guys!
To recap last night’s episode, Sansa and Theon were reunited when the disgraced Greyjoy showed up at Winterfell’s doorstep to take up arms (a bow and arrow, to be specific) and help the cause of the living against the Army of the Dead. He and Sansa embraced (yes, cold steely Sansa offered him a hug) and our hearts soared.
While we know the two have both suffered miserably at the hands of Ramsay Bolton and his torturous devices, the scene felt more complicated than just a sympathy party for each other.
Sure, Theon and Sansa could be totally platonic, and that hug was nothing more than another “thank you” to Theon for rescuing the Lady of Winterfell from her captor, sparing her from even more horrific rape scenes courtesy of sick, disgusting, psychopathic Ramsay (did we mention we hate Ramsay?).