Lord Ashford, on 10 May 2012 - 06:52 PM, said:
Give it time on D&D's interpretation on Sansa. At this point in the book, Sansa was still hoping that Dontos would be her hero. Still living in a fantasy world.
I still think we'll see her grow in the show. Clegane's drunken advance during the Battle of Blackwater will all be a part of her learning the lesson that there's no such thing as heroes etc.
I hope we hear her sing to him. Forgot about that. The show needs more music. That and the "The Rains of Castamere" in season 3 and I'd be happy.
The song is in. D&D confirmed in an interview that Sophie was more afraid of singing a song during one particular scene that she was of the near-rape. That's a pretty good clue that the song is in.
We don't know what D&D will do, I'm sure there will be character development. During the beating in the throne room, the books showed her worry over the what will beforehand as well as the process of her mentally preparing herself for what she knew was likely to come. Instead in the book, she gets two sentences of pleading. Then, cue the dramatic music. Tyrion enters and slowly walks all the way down the room with the camera on him. The camera is on him again for the majority of his exchange with Joffrey, there is a brief pause when Sandor puts the cloak on Sansa. The camera returns to Tyrion when he reaches his arm out to her before we see a shot of her face. On the way out, it's him talking, a brief flash of her face as she walks out stating that she is loyal to Joffrey. He then admires her with the Lady Stark comment. Again, Tyrion is the hero. In the books, he was completely clueless about what she was doing. Sandor was the one that got it.
Later during the riot scene, we saw Sansa also noticing the tension with the mob. She talks to Joffrey and is able to influence him to throw coins to the people. Great opportunity to show that she is observant and compassionate. It also reminds me when she thinks to herself that if she is ever queen she would make the people love her.
Instead, she has solely been a victim this season. Much of her characterization is just gone. Sansa is my favorite character in the series, as may be obvious, so it's been frustrating at times.