The Game of Thrones season 6 finale had a lot of epic moments, and some of them overshadowed the more important details that we didn’t pay much mind to. Looking back, during the scene in which Jon is declared as King in the North, we see Sansa share an intense and meaningful look with Petyr Baelish, and how much ever we try to avoid it, there was something in that scene that struck our senses. Sansa’s previous conversation with Littlefinger in the Godswood told us that she didn’t trust him anymore, and wasn’t silly enough to let him get into his head, but brilliant as Littlefinger is, he managed to create a conflict in Sansa’s mind. She was obviously bothered about the fact that she was given next to no credit for having saved Jon and his army during the battle in the north, by bringing in the Knights of the Vale, and if not for her, Jon would hardly be standing there alive.
Fans have speculated what Sansa was thinking during that scene, and to make it a little clearer, Sophie Turner and Aiden Gillen, who play Sansa and Littlefinger on the show respectively, talked about the particular moment when Sansa looked at him.
Sophie Turner, when asked by The Hollywood Reporter about what Sansa was feeling after her conversation with Littlefinger in the Godswood when she rejected him, said, “As you say, she rejects him in the beginning, but there’s definitely something in her that’s … it’s kind of a jealousy toward Jon. He’s getting all of the credit for basically Sansa saving his ass. Obviously he played a huge part in the Battle of the Bastards, but Sansa really saved him. There’s a bit of jealousy there. She looks at Littlefinger knowing that he would have put her as Queen in the North, and given her the credit she deserves. I don’t think she’s gunning for the Iron Throne anytime soon, but she realizes that Littlefinger might be a better ally than she thought, a more trustworthy ally than she thought. […] I think she’ll forever be wary of Littlefinger. But I think she realizes now that he’s more loyal to her than she initially thought. He’s tried to prove that. If he truly is loyal to her, then he’s a wonderful, wonderful ally to have. But she’ll forever be skeptical and wary of his motives. She’s not stupid enough to follow him blindly.”
During an interview with Vulture, Aiden Gillen was asked about that look Sansa and Littlefinger exchange, and he said, “We only had a few scenes with Littlefinger in season six. But one thing he was trying to do consistently was sow some kind of seed of disquiet with Sansa in terms of Jon, and how closely related they really are, and how valid he really is as a king, or a leader, or a brother, while at the same time encouraging what might be her own position. There’s a certain amount of, ‘I told you so. Is this what you want? Can you trust him?’ And all of that has been said anyway, in the previous scene. But there’s also a degree of excitement, because the lords are pledging their allegiance to Jon Snow, and we didn’t necessarily know it would go that way.”
The scene was certainly ambiguous and we can’t be sure of what it meant until the next season, but it surely left people with something to think about. Do you think Sansa would trust Littlefinger again? Tell us in the comments.