Here’s why Sansa and Theon’s reunion was so emotional

Spoilers ahead for Game of Thrones, season 8, episode 2, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.”

Reunions have been a major feature of the final season of Game of Thrones, as the main characters gather for an epic battle against the undead. But one reunion in the episode “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” is exceptionally emotional: the one between Sansa Stark and Theon Greyjoy. “I want to fight for Winterfell, Lady Sansa. If you’ll have me,” Theon says. Sansa visibly tears up as she rushes to hug Theon. Over the past two seasons, we’ve watched Sansa reunite with her lost siblings Arya, Jon, and Bran, but she didn’t weep over any of them. Her reunion with Theon has more dramatic impact because of their shared past.

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