As any fan of Game of Thrones knows, no character is safe. Main characters can die at a moment’s notice, no matter how popular they are amongst fans. So, should we be worried about the fate of Lord Petyr Baelish, better known as Littlefinger, in Season 4? The A Song of Ice and Fire book series provides the likely answer.
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When we last saw Littlefinger, he was being sent to the Vale by Lord Tywin in order to seduce Lysa Arryn so the Vale would side with the Lannisters in their war with the North. Littlefinger gladly went... Or did he? Littlefinger is the craftiest character in all of Westeros, and is probably harder to kill than a cockroach, but will his scheming ways finally catch up with him in Season 4?
Next season we’ll learn that Littlefinger didn’t really go to the Vale, at least not yet. He’s been laying low off the coast of King’s Landing, scheming from behind the scenes. “Scheming what?” you may ask. He’s plotting the murder of Joffrey, and the escape of Sansa. Simultaneously. Surely, that’s going to make more than a few people upset!
Here’s the thing though: No one’s going to know that he’s behind Joffrey’s murder or Sansa’s escape. He’s too smart for that. He’s going to dye Sansa’s hair and pass her off as his bastard daughter, then he’s going to go to the Vale and marry Lysa Arryn, and no one’s going to be the wiser. Except Littlefinger, he’s going to be the wisest. Except for one minor slip up: He’s going to try to make out with Sansa, and crazy Lysa’s going to see it. Will this be the end of Littlefinger?
More like the end of Lysa. Littlefinger is going to murder Lysa Arryn, leaving him and him alone in charge of the Vale. This is going to seriously upset some of the other lords of the Vale, but they can’t prove Littlefinger’s guilt. As Jesse Pinkman would say, “He can’t keep getting away with it!” But he does, and Littlefinger’s going to continue climbing the ladder of chaos well into Season 5.
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