One thing I would like to make note on that D&D did with Sansa that I appreciated is her ability to sit through the “War of the Five Kings” farce of a show. It’s hard to illustrate mental strength in a medium like television (or at least while keeping it interesting.) Thus, Sansa’s arc in KL has suffered a bit through the change of medium from books to shows.
That being said, the episode did one thing really well. It highlighted the juxtaposition between Sansa and others watching the same show. Loras lost the man he loved, Renly, and has to watch his death and life be insulted. Sansa watches the brother she loved dearly- and also all her hopes, her home, and her family- be mocked and degraded in death.
We see Loras unable to take it. He runs without being able to watch anymore. Sansa sits quietly, never turns away and watches every second. Because she has to. I loved that demonstration of Sansa’s growth and inner strength.
queens + season 4 + smiling
#wow each of these gifs is actually really indicative of their personalities #margaery’s smile is both sweet and sly #i mean you know she has schemes out the wazzoo and even with her own grandmother she looks like she’s plotting murder #sansa’s smile is small and shy and lights up her face like nothing else #it’s something you hardly ever see but when you do you just know that she has the kindest, gentlest soul in the world and she deserves so much better than what she’s been put through #dany immediately catches herself as only a queen would #she’s crushing on daario but knows that it will only make things complicated so she hides her emotions as quickly as possible #but it’s obvious that she is totally into it and if you listen closely enough you can hear WHEN A MAAANNnn LOovES A WOMANNN playing in the background #cersei’s is a bullshit half-grin #like “god why do i put up with anybody the fact that i’m not singlehandedly ruling westeros right now is a fuckin joke” #just UGH i love all of these ladies so much