Was the Jon and Sansa Reunion Actually a Reunion?
This past week we finally saw two of the children of Winterfell reunited at The Wall. The years have not been kind to either Jon Snow or Sansa Stark, and seeing them find comfort in each other after everything they’ve been through was a heart warming moment. And, according to D.B Weiss and David Benioff, it was actually the first scene those characters had shared. David Benioff in his “Inside the Episode” specifically says “Two of the most important characters on the show and they’ve never been together on camera before.” Obviously they grew up together, whether we saw it or not, but as far as scenes go can you call it a reunion if the characters were never in a scene together before? Did Jon and Sansa reunite or did they just finally end up in a scene together?
Going by the book, they’ve never interacted. In Game of Thrones, Jon notes that Sansa looks “radiant” at the feast to welcome the King’s household, and Sansa refers to Jon while sewing with Arya but only after Arya brings him up. Sansa doesn’t even have a POV chapter until she’s well on the way to King’s Landing, and Jon leaves Winterfell without ever talking directly to Sansa as far as we know. But what about the show? If the show’s creators say they’ve never shared a scene they must be right, right?
Apparently not. They may not talk to each other, but that is a scene with both Sansa and Jon in it. Sophie Turner and Kit Harington have definitely been together on camera before “Book of the Stranger.” But the first episode was filmed way back in 2010, so we can forgive them a bit for forgetting. Now, After the Thrones did correct the statement to “they haven’t shared a scene in five years” and “They’ve literally never interacted before” which are both correct, but who’s watching those guys anyway?