‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Teases Littlefinger’s Regretful Return

By May 13, 2016

Warning: This post will contain spoilers for this season of Game of Thrones.

After having already covered quite a bit of ground with a majority of its lead characters, this Sunday’s coming episode of Game of Thrones is set to bring back one of the most powerful, clever, and manipulative characters in the series with Aidan Gillen’s Littlefinger. The last we saw of the character as well, he had left Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) in the care of the Boltons, and gone off to do whatever it is that Littlefinger does when we’re not watching.

As we all know by now though, leaving Sansa (a character he seems to have genuine feelings towards, no matter how creepy) in the hands of Ramsay Bolton is possibly the biggest mistake that Littlefinger has ever made in this series, after he raped and tortured her for months on end, before she finally, luckily managed to escape and is now in the safe hands of Brienne and Podrick, on the way to Castle Black.

Littlefinger finally learns of the news in the upcoming episode as well, and while recently speaking with EW, Gillen says that his return to the series is a surprisingly remorseful one:

“For me, this time out, there’s a level of atonement in relation to Sansa and my misjudgment of Ramsay Bolton. A lot of what I’m up to is atonement and really trying to align myself the right people – though, I guess, I’m always doing that! I left Sansa married to a psychopath. It’s probably the one time we’ve seen Littlefinger slip up. He really didn’t know about him. He should have.”

Well no offense, Littlefinger, but you wouldn’t have to be around Ramsay Bolton and his crazy eyes for long, combined with the Bolton’s sigil of the Flayed Man in order to understand that not everything may be right in the character’s head. Nonetheless though, after promising to keep her safe, Littlefinger failed Sansa Stark and what will be really interesting to see moving forward, is how this affects his larger plans, whether or not he ever reunites with the character, and what this might mean for his overall control of the kingdom. Littlefinger’s always been one step ahead of the game it’s seemed like, and I’m excited to see what he’ll do, when he realizes that he may have tripped up along the way.

Game of Thrones airs every Sunday night on HBO.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable