Littlefinger Confirms Arya Theory From 'Game Of Thrones' Season 2


One of the biggest reunions fans are expecting to see in Game of Thrones Season 7 is all the living Stark children arriving back home in Winterfell for the first time since Season 1.

But so many of the Starks have changed over the years, specifically Bran, who got hit with the puberty stick pretty hard, and Arya, who has been to Essos and back.

Will anyone even know it's them?

Well, one person in Winterfell might know Arya, as he's seen her more recently than her brothers and sisters. Littlefinger, who you might remember, stopped by Harrenhal in Season 2 for some wheeling and dealing with Tywin Lannister.

At the time Arya was working as Tywin's cupbearer. Tywin knew she was a northerner and high-born to boot. But he didn't know she was that northerner or that highborn, or he would never have let her escape. But then again, he hadn't been in King's Landing the season prior to actually know her as Ned Stark's daughter.

Littlefinger, on the other hand, had not only just been in King's Landing and seen her regularly, he also knew Arya had gone missing the day Ned was killed. Arya certainly recognized the man who got her father arrested. But did he recognize her?

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Aidan Gillen (who plays Littlefinger) says at the time they filmed that scene, he was acting as though Littlefinger knew exactly who she was.... and said nothing because he realized Tywin did not. And there's nothing Littlefinger loves more than knowing something his opponents do not.

He revealed,

How will that affect things in Season 7? Gillen isn't saying.

Will Littlefinger draw Arya into his game? Will he try and turn the sisters against each other? Will have to wait to find out on July 16, when Game of Thrones returns to HBO.