Warning, the following post contains major spoilers for the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale, “The Dragon and the Wolf.” If you haven’t seen the episode yet, head on over to HBO right this second because we have a *lot* of feelings, and we need to talk about them.
The loaded season finale of Game of Thrones was 79 minutes and 43 seconds straight drama, and it set us up for the FINAL six episodes of the series. To quote Stefan, this episode had everything we’ve come to love about the show: Tense reunions, family drama, wine, Jon Snow’s butt, White Walker nonsense, weddings, death, and major revelations.
But there was one moment in particular that had us going full proud mom: the Stark siblings teaming up to take Littlefinger down FOREVER.
One of the most frustrating storylines during the seventh season was that of Arya and Sansa’s growing feud. After a beautiful reunion, the two seemingly slipped back into their Season 1 squabbling selves while Bran stared at a tree, not feeling compelled to fill his sisters in on some key Three-Eyed Raven-related details. Not gonna lie, it was crazy frustrating watching Sansa and Arya seem to fall into a redundant Littlefinger trap as Bran — who episodes prior revealed, via key phrasing, that he knew about all of Littlefinger’s shenanigans — sat there, too busy with his Three-Eyed Raven BS to intervene. And earlier in the episode, it seemed that Littlefinger had finally wormed his way into Sansa’s ear, convincing her that Arya was back to try and claim her seat as Lady of Winterfell.
But it turns out, they were playing all of us.
In what initially seemed like a final showdown between the Stark sisters, in front of their major generals, the ladies (and Bran) quickly turned their accusations toward the weaseling Lord Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish, and they brought ALL the receipts: The murder of Lysa Arryn, Jon Arryn, the betrayal of Ned Stark, Bran’s attempted murder, selling Sansa to the Boltons.
You can physically see Littlefinger trying to calculate in his brain how he’s going to talk his way out of this. When he tried to vehemently deny the charges, Bran quickly reminded us all that he’s the Three-Eyed Raven by taking us back to one of the most traumatizing betrays of the first season.
Reduced to nothing and without any allies, Littlefinger begged for his life with the most cringeworthy declaration of love for Sansa before Arya ended him with his own dagger.
And thus, we said farewell to the biggest shit-stirrer to ever grace Westeros.
Guys, it was beautiful watching Sansa, Arya, and Bran use their newfound skills to take down their enemies — especially the man who single-handedly orchestrated the destruction of their family. It took seven seasons, but Ned Stark is *finally* getting the justice he deserved. While the scene itself was incredible, it was also such an amazing opportunity to recount exactly all the damage Littlefinger — the biggest “nobody” in Westeros — had inflicted on the continent while staying in the shadows. Unfortunately for him, he finally climbed too high on the ladder of chaos, only to free fall to his doom.
But now that the Lord Protector of Drama Littlefinger is out of the picture, GoT will resume drama-free, right? LOL, never. With Dany and Jon officially a thing, the confirmation that Jon *is* a legitimate Targaryen with a better claim to the Iron Throne, the White Walkers breaching the Wall, and more Lannister infighting than we could ever imagine, drama has a new name and it’s Game of Thrones Season 8.
We don’t have an official premiere date for the final six episodes of GoT but one thing’s certain, we’re going to need to stock up on wine for it.