Warning, this post contains a whole heap of spicy Game of Thrones spoilers. Stop reading now if you somehow haven’t watched the final episode yet. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
The beloved Game of Thrones TV series came to an end earlier this year, leaving millions of adoring fans with a dragon-sized hole in their hearts. The ending wasn’t exactly what fans had in mind, and it turns out we’re not the only ones hoping for something different.
Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner (or maybe Sophie Jonas now) voiced her thoughts on an alternative ending in an interview with TheWrap earlier this week. She offered some suggestions on how she would’ve ended the show if she had it her way.
And they’re GOOD suggestions. As if we needed more reasons to love Sophie Turner, she’s also got great Game of Throne suggestions. Wow, rude.
Sophie wishes her character Sansa had another encounter with Queen Cersei before the series finale, considering they had a pretty intense relationship throughout the show.
“I thought Arya would kill Cersei. And I would like to have seen Sansa and Cersei reunited, or Arya and Cersei,” she said. “But there were so many ways the story could have turned out.”
But despite over 1 million people signing a Change.org campaign to remake the final season, Sophie Turner said she was satisfied with the way the eighth season wrapped up.
“I felt very passionately about the ending for Sansa, and I was very happy with the ending that turned out for her.”
Sophie even got “a little defensive” over fans claims that “there was no effort, that the writers were terrible”, because “the most effort was put into this final season.”
When asked her thoughts on a male character taking over the Iron Throne, Sophie laughed, claiming it wasn’t really the Iron Throne anymore.
“Daeneyrs had to die. Cersei was a mad queen. Arya is too much of a free spirit. Sansa probably wouldn’t want to rule the seven kingdoms anyway – she wanted to stay in the North and defend the North. I really think Bran might be the perfect person for the job.”
She also let us in on what it feels like to be in constant fear of being killed off a major TV show, just in case it ever happens to us, obviously.
I think everyone was terrified of being axed the whole time. Every single page, it was like, “Oh, my God, is this it?”
I’m not sure what society is supposed to do now that Game of Throne is over. We need another show of it’s calibre before it gets really grim and we actually have to go back to… socialising.
I don’t mean to offend anyone, because I know the crew put in heaps of work into the final season. But can we please have Sophie Turner’s ending? Please?