WARNING: This story contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 2.
The Game of Thrones reunions didn't stop with the Season 8 premiere; this week's episode also gave us long-awaited moments between Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth and Jon and Ghost, his direwolf. However, an especially emotional exchange took place between Theon Greyjoy and Sansa Stark when he arrives to Winterfell to join the fight against the White Walkers. After he presents himself to Daenerys, Sansa rushes to give him a hug, her eyes welling up with tears.
Later on in the episode, the pair also exchanged endearing looks while sharing a meal before the big battle at Winterfell.
Some viewers wondered: Are these two in love? Sansa and Theon do have history. They grew up together at Winterfell because her father, Ned Stark, took Theon as a ward (or hostage) after his father led a failed rebellion against the Iron Throne. But there are some gray areas. Theon tried to prove himself to his father by laying siege to Winterfell and pretending to burn Bran and Rickon Stark alive. Then Theon's victory is cut short when Ramsay Bolton takes over the Stark's home, takes him as prisoner, and severely tortures (and castrates) him.
The last time Sansa and Theon were together was in the beginning of Season 6, after he helps her escape from Ramsey in Winterfell. Ultimately, they're saved by Brienne and Pod, and the latter duo bring Sansa up to Castle Black to reunite with Jon while Theon returns home to the Iron Islands and his sister Yara.
After they appeared onscreen together again in this week's GoT, fans thought they saw sparks flying. The show may be approaching its final episodes, but is there room to squeeze one more romance before the it's all over?
A Sansa Theon Ship is not something I knew I needed. pic.twitter.com/trGOsqz0Ax- RAVEN B. (@RAVIEB) April 22, 2019
You know what? After this episode THEON is the only man who deserves to breathe near Sansa. Fuck Jon lives, I'm mad at that bitch- cami 4.26 (@winterfellswift) April 15, 2019
That moment with Sansa and Theon pic.twitter.com/x6gjBsxn3W- Samwell Tarly is a cupcake (@bloodmoonsaw) April 21, 2019
dany: why are you here?- alex | got spoilers (@adamsIoki) April 21, 2019
theon: *looks at sansa* pic.twitter.com/2jlSjSY3vR
the way sansa and theon where looking at each other pic.twitter.com/GwuD9XG7o7- emma | 8x02 spoilers (@royaltysansa) April 21, 2019
theon and sansa i have time to love them pic.twitter.com/OiG5bkB1Tm- alli (@L0VETHEMES) April 22, 2019
THE WAY THEON AND SANSA LOOK AT EACH OTHER IS SO SOFT- tasha; 8x02 spoilers (@robbsansa) April 21, 2019
the ending where they're singing and it shows sansa and theon i'm so soft- evie | BRAIME RIGHTS!!!!!!!! (@endgamebraime) April 21, 2019
Theon when he imagines himself with Sansa but then remembers he has no cock pic.twitter.com/AXbW3N5dzw- Adrian Wojnarowski (@SportsTalkBarry) April 22, 2019
can we appreciate how theon is holding her. his hand at her shoulder. he’s holding her so tight, holding her for dear life.- 𝑳𝑨𝑫𝒀 𝑺𝑻𝑨𝑹𝑲. | hella spoilers. (@woIfscurse) April 21, 2019
and look at Sansa’s face. her face. the disbelief and the happiness in it. I’m so. IM SO. pic.twitter.com/NcrkRVxoKf
Sansa is KILLING it. She put Daenerys in her place, she sided with Brienne and proved her loyalty, and Theon came back to fight for her.- Denizcan James (@MrFilmkritik) April 22, 2019
Her character development has been amazing. #GameofThrones
We'll see if this reunion leads to anything more than an alliance when Game of Thrones returns next Sunday on HBO at 9 P.M. ET.
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