Game Of Thrones Season 6: 10 Ups and 2 Downs From 'The Door'
8. Sansa's Meeting With Littlefinger
It's not exactly clear how much time has passed since last week's episode, but either it's a good while or Littlefinger has been back in his teleporting machine. After leaving the Vale in Book of the Stranger, he pops up in Mole Town here, hoping to offer some support to Sansa Stark.
She, however, wants nothing to do with him. The show handled Sansa's rape pretty terribly last year, but at least now they're ensuring that it does indeed have a long-term impact. Sansa tells Baelish not just of how much she suffered, but how much she's still suffering, and it's yet more powerful work from Sophie Turner. Baelish, meanwhile, can only squirm and offer stumbled apologies, a departure from his usual confident, all-knowing manner.
Aside from being a strong scene in its own right, it all gives us the reveal that the Blackfish has regained Riverrun, which sets up the next couple of episodes, and as the Season 6 trailer suggested will be getting some unused book material there.
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A mix of wise-old man in a young man's body with a child-like wonder about him and a great otherworldly sensibility.