Originally Posted by tezster
I think it still remains to be seen whether Sansa's character has grown to the point where she can be the architect of her own future. Even now, her life has been dictated by the actions of others. Baelish might care for Sansa to some degree, but he's not doing what he's doing for Sansa's benefit... he essentially orchestrated the path Sansa is currently on since "rescuing" her from King's Landing, without cluing her into his plans until she was in a position where she really didn't have any other choice.
So my view of Sansa is: show me the money! Until she performs a completely independent act solely for her own benefit, without having been forced/guided/prodded to do so, then in my eyes, she'll always be a leaf blowing in the wind, never in control of her own destiny.
Originally Posted by hernanu
I actually think she just did.
She previously surprised Littlefinger by easing him out of a VERY tight spot in the Aerye, at which point she seemed to leave childish things behind.
That was not "a completely independent act solely for her own benefit" ..
At the end of last season, we were presented with the New Sansa .. as, in shadows, she walked down the stairs .. we are led to believe she is now the "Dark Sansa" .. I think, when and if she actually marries Ramsay Snow Bolton, sees first hand what a psycho he actually is and gets a look at the Bolton Filet Method Ginsu Knife Flay, then takes some sort of action, we will know one way or the other ..
In the meantime, she's not going to magically unite the North in the short term, she just got there .. she is simply a pawn in The Game of Baelish .. and he could care less as long as what moves he makes advances his Game .. and, Reek / Theon is getting too much screen time to not begin to come into play at some point ..
Lopping Janos Slynt's head off was quite satisfying for me .. the man even had a smarmy name .. a weasel if there ever was one .. good on Jon .. and a clean single stroke, he's just a chip off the old man's block ..
The kid playing Jon's squire or whatever .. ?? Looks devious, sneaky, untrustworthy, shifty to me .. and I believe it's the same kid that arrowed Ygritte