UPDATE 08/28/17: Now that the Game of Thrones finale has aired, I thought I’d take a look back at my predictions and see how accurate they were/how much I missed the mark. Let’s take a look!
9. Arya Will Take Littlefinger’s Face
If there’s one storyline that simply hasn’t worked this season, it’s the sibling feud between Sansa and Arya. I get that Stark sisters have always had their differences and fought a lot as children, but we went from a warm reunion to Arya threatening to cut off her sister’s face in the span of just a couple of episodes and this sudden hostility feels totally unbelievable with what we know of these two characters. While the show seems to be setting up the idea that one sister is going to kill the other in the finale, I have to believe that there’s a more nuanced game being played here and that is why I’m predicting that it will be Littlefinger who ends up suffering the Stark sisters’ ire.
After all, Littlefinger is the one who has been setting Sansa and Arya up to be at each others’ throats, planting Sansa’s note so that Arya would find it and confront her sister. I find it hard to believe that Arya with all of her assassin training would be unable to detect a snake like Littlefinger and while it doesn’t look like she’s playing some kind of long con with him right now (unless he’s hiding in the walls, it’s not like he can overhear Arya and Sansa’s private conversations) but all it will take is one slip up on Lord Baelish’s part to meet a most violent end.
Verdict: 0.75 Points
I was right about Sansa and Arya pulling a fast one on Littlefinger and that Arya would be the one to kill the supposed “master manipulator” of the Seven Kingdoms. As for the whole taking the face thing, while we don’t actually see Arya take Lord Baelish’s face, it’s still possible that she added it to her collection off-screen, although I’m not really sure what use it would be at this point since she carried out his execution in front of all the Northern lords and the lords of the Vale. Still, I’m glad I was mostly right about with this prediction as I don’t think I could have handled seeing Sansa or Arya die here.