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Arya Is Onto Littlefinger's Secret Schemes

In the finale of Season 6 of Game of Thrones, Sansa told her brother Jon that only a fool would trust Littlefinger. Since then, I've been waiting to see what plan he's cooking up. Arya may have just found it while snooping through his things on Sunday's episode. She found a note that seemed to be very important to Sansa's right hand man, but what did Littlefinger's note say on Game of Thrones? It looks like he's planning something.

It has been teased a lot that Littlefinger is trying very hard to drive a wedge between Sansa and her siblings. Oddly, it doesn't seem to have worked very well with Jon, as the two seem to honestly trust one another, and at least have some understanding of what the other has been through at this point. Her difference with her sister Arya, however, has always been a lot more poignant, and those old resentments don't seem to have healed up too much. In episode 3, Littlefinger helpfully pointed out that Maester Luwin kept a record of every raven ever sent, including this one poor Sansa sent to her brother Robb in Season 1 under pressure from Cersei and the rest of the Lannisters. Littlefinger watched her do it.

The note reads,

Robb, I write to you with a heavy heart. Our good king Robert is dead, killed from wounds he took in a boar hunt. Father has been charged with treason. He conspired with Robert’s brothers against my beloved Joffrey and tried to steal his throne. The Lannisters are treating me very well and provide me with every comfort. I beg you: come to King’s Landing, swear fealty to King Joffrey and prevent any strife between the great houses of Lannister and Stark.

To his credit, Robb sides with Maester Luwin when he advises that Sansa wrote the note under duress, and though it was her handwriting, it was the Queen's words. Honestly, if you were a 14-year-old girl and the Queen told you it was the only way to save your father, what would you have done?

Arya, however, doesn't know the whole story, and doesn't know that Sansa wrote it under pressure from Cersei. One would hope that she's smart enough to figure it out, but this episode already showed that things are not all rosy between the sisters. If Littlefinger gets what he wants, this could potentially end up with an inter-Stark struggle that nobody wants.