In an Associated Press piece titled "Winter is always coming for economy on Game of Thrones", plotlines are discussed through the lens of the economy, relating them to real-life issues like the 2008 financial crisis, politicians as well as climate change, which like the threat brought in by the White Walkers in Season 7, requires "collective action".
When Game of Thrones first aired in 2011, no one could have predicted that Sophie Turner, the 13-year-old actress playing the naïve, slightly irritating character of Sansa Stark, would go on to become its most stylish star.
The show rarely disappoints, though some fans may find they've been misled by spoiler sites. But whoever's behind that conjecture is probably comforting themselves right now with the thought that Jon Snow's a know-nothing anyway.
Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner.
Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister in 'Game of Thrones'
That may or may not be the case, and it particularly seems that Sansa may achieve her aims at a certain cost.
But even though she is now no longer a captive, she is more vulnerable more than ever.
"I think the Stark that should rule Winterfell is Sansa because she deserves it and she's a natural born leader", Turner said. "It's interesting. Naturally, I'm a blonde, but all of a sudden, I'm back to red and I'm suddenly like, oh, Sophie's back", she told InStyle of becoming a redhead once again. "When we first catch up with Littlefinger it's nearly like a direct push from when we last saw him in Season Six..."
How dark can things between them get? I'm really not looking forward to it.
"I think Thrones is a unique concoction in terms of visual value, a vast range of characters, (author) George R.R. Martin's extraordinary imagined universe and (producers) so brilliant at evolving it". Her experiences in the past seasons helped turn her into a steely person. Sansa has clearly made herself one of the players, a force to be reckoned with, as she learned from her mistakes and learned how to use people to her advantage. "I think she can make it through this". And the reality of this impending war that's coming is very, very real for her for many reasons. She is in full control over her own destiny, which is far from the Sansa Stark in the previous seasons, who follows orders from Petyr Baelish, aka Littlefinger. "We put together people in situations where we knew the paparazzi was around so they'd take photos, and that would get on the internet to fake scenes".