Game of Thrones season 6 episode 4 started on an emotional note when Sansa Stark arrived at Castle Black and finally we saw a Stark family reunion. It was an emotional moment when Sansa and Jon Snow ran towards each other and hugged tightly. The last time Jon Snow and Sansa Stark were together was the first episode of season 1. Another important thing to note is that last time two members of Stark family were together in season 3 episode 9, which was the Red Wedding.
It was an emotional scene for Sophie Turner too as she was excited to be working together with Kit Harington for the first time since season 1. While talking to EW she had this to say about the scene. “She finally made it to Castle Black. And there’s this look where they’re just studying each other’s faces, with no expression. Then there’s this long embrace. It’s just awesome.”
It is important to remember that the show is shot on a large scale, with shooting going on simultaneously in multiple countries. So, even if the stars act in the same show, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they get to work together.
Sophie further added, “Kit is one of my best mates and we had just one scene together in the pilot, where we’re waiting on the king. It’s like working with an older brother. I’ve watched his work over the past four years and I think he’s amazing.“
In the episode Sansa and Jon spent time together reminiscing about their days at Winterfell and they even talked about how they didn’t share a good relation back then. Sansa even apologised for the rude behaviour and they talked about how it would have been wonderful if they never had left Winterfell.
“People can kind of assume that Sansa’s very much like her mother and her mother wasn’t very fond of Jon. But Sansa is also different from her mother so she tries her best.”
Overall it was a very touching reunion and after a long time we got to see members of the Stark family having a emotional talk and laughing and having a nice time. The show has been extremely brutal towards the Stark family since season 1 and now that Sansa and Jon are together, things might change.
Sansa urged Jon Snow to join her in retaking Winterfell as that would be the only way they could remain safe. Now that Rickon is with Ramsay, Sansa and Jon will make sure that the Boltons are defeated and Winterfell again becomes the home of House Stark. It will be interesting to see what happens next now that they are together.
Also take a look at what Emilia Clarke had to say about the epic climax scene from the episode.