Game of Thrones Writer: Sansa and Jon ‘Underestimated The Pain’ of Other Houses’

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** Following article contains spoilers for Game of Thrones season 6 episode 7 [The Broken Man] **

jon sansa davos lyanna mormontBella Ramsey, who played the role of Lyanna Mormont (Ser Jorah’s cousin) in the episode 7 of Game of Thrones, lit up social media with her impressive performance on Sunday night, as her character kept Jon and Sansa on their toes while they tried to get her House to fight for their cause. Episode writer Bryan Cogman tells EW:

“The Lyanna scene was a lot of fun. Bella is a terrific young actress – the whole cast and crew were very impressed. I think, much like the character does with Jon, Sansa, and Davos, Bella kept Kit, Sophie, and Liam on their toes!”

Though Jon and Sansa were able to get the ‘support’ of House Mormont, they didn’t have much luck convincing Robett Glover. Cogman adds that just like the Starks, other Northern Houses have ‘suffered a great deal’ and that Jon and Sansa have ‘underestimated’ their pain:

“The pair of ‘Northern Diplomacy’ tour scenes proved to be a good opportunity to get a glimpse of the toll the last few seasons have taken on the Northern houses – and in Lyanna and Robett Glover you have two very different types, both of whom have been thrust into leadership positions they never expected to hold (Lyanna’s mother and Robett’s brother having died in the War of the Five Kings). Sansa has suffered a great deal and so has Jon. But I think they underestimated the pain and suffering these other families have gone through, so that was interesting to explore.”


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