So let’s talk about Littlefinger. I can’t believe(I can believe) they made the guy who essentially STARTED the war of the 5 kings, setting in motion all of these events, minus the white walkers naturally, go out like this. They set up this contrived low rent plot where they feign infighting between Arya and Sansa to create false tension(I watched the behind the scenes for this episode, and David Benioff had the gall to call this storyline believable, when it read completely out of character). Then Sansa orders him executed. Why the rigamarole of the fake conflict if he’s just going to be executed? I mean we know it was just to keep the involved characters busy and on screen while the important stuff gets done elsewhere, but what part of this plot line leads to him being executed? Did it take this long for Sansa to put all of his schemes together? She presents no evidence to the court, so she wasn’t waiting to build a case. Why didn’t little finger plan for this? One could say he was in “love” or whatever, but that didn’t stop him from fucking over Catelyn Stark, someone who he had many years of admiration for. This was sloppy.
The most IMPORTANT part about this, is we never learn his motivations. They are sort of hinted at in past conversations with Varys(something something king of the rubble something something), but that was ages ago. Sansa says something like “that’s just what you do”, but that’s not good enough I’m afraid. There is no damn way he didn’t have master plan. He and Varys are two of the best players of the game in Westeros, which gives me little hope for the fate of Varys in the narrative. Not his survival, as death is almost assured, but how he goes out. This is just tying up loose ends in the narrative. No damn respect was given here. This is utter fan fiction. People want to see slimy Littlefinger get his comeuppance, so it happens? There are plenty of people who deserve to live/die in the show, that’s not how it works. This so blatantly treads on the narrative established by the previous seasons. What was Lord Baelish’s plan? Did he want to destroy the crown, or wear it? What was he looking for in the North? To marry Sansa and become Lord in the North? For what? To what end? I didn’t even really like this character, but he had big bad potential. What a waste.