While "Battle of the Bastards" was the most satisfying episode of Game of Thrones in years, it could all be destroyed in a second in the season finale next week, which is poised to endanger a whole lot of our favourite characters. Usually this uncertainty comes from being unsure about the motivations of certain characters. There are always some things you can depend on, such as Cersei being evil and loving her kids, or Jon being loyal and truthful. But there's one character who is such a wildcard you never know what he will do next. I am, of course, talking about:
Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish!
You should never trust him, dammit! Sansa Stark has been making the same mistakes as her father, Eddard Stark, made before her. She has relied on Littlefinger, though at least she knows by now to be wary of him, after he left her in the hands of Ramsay Bolton. Nevertheless, she used him to save Jon Snow and bring about victory for their side at the battle of Winterfell, and now they are indebted to him and the knights of the Vale, who are totally under his command due to the sway he holds over Lord Robin Arryn. But what does Littlefinger want? this has been a mystery for years, with his actions seeming random; the only consistency is that he creates chaos. But he is a power seeker, and the season finale may see him keeping a promise he made some time ago. Watch the video below from the 1:10 mark.
In this scene, Petyr convinces Cersei that she should trust him and send him to kill Sansa and take Winterfell from the Bolton's, asking for the position of Warden of the North in return. With him having saved Jon alongside Sansa and the Knights of the Vale this week, is it possible that he will remain loyal to Cersei and try to get rid of Jon and Sansa in the season finale? I mean, Littlefinger is a devious, evil guy, but so far in his random behaviour there have been two consistent facts:
1. He is almost always loyal to Cersei Lannister.
2. The only times he isn't are when Sansa Stark is involved.
And now Cersei Lannister has ordered him to kill Sansa Stark if he wants to become Warden of the North. He has the army needed to kill Sansa and Jon and take over Winterfell, effectively putting him in charge of the north. All he has to do is convince Robin Arryn to kill his cousin. But that's not the question, the real question is will he try to? Jon will likely be very busy suring up the north in the season finale, and is likely to have a conversation about Petyr with Sansa, but will he do it? Good news is that we only have a few days wait before we find out.
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