Game of Thrones “Eastwatch”: What did that letter Arya found say?


If you paused Game of Thrones episode 705, “Eastwatch,” to read that Letter Arya found to see what it said, you’re not alone.

Petyr Baelish AKA Littlefinger has been plotting for too long to get power, and he’s not going to let a little thing like the Stark sisterly bond stand in his way to get it. When Arya returned to Winterfell in episode 704, she immediately let it be known that she didn’t like Littlefinger, and on Game of Thrones episode 705, “Eastwatch,” he put a plan in motion to cause a rift between Sansa and Arya.

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The first part of that plan was to lead Arya through Winterfell — because he knew she was following him — as he met with various important people there. The final person he met, was Maester Wolkan, formerly in service to House Bolton so you know we don’t trust him.

Maester Wolkan gave Littlefinger a note, a note he assures him is the only one at Winterfell. Littlefinger then goes into his room and later comes out again, and that’s when Arya breaks into his room and finds the note.

But what was that note, and why is it the only one at Winterfell?

As it happens, all the way back in season 1, Cersei wrote a letter to Winterfell telling Robb Stark to come to King’s Landing and bend his knee to Joffrey, and she has Sansa sign it. Cersei had recently removed Ned Stark from power as her very recently deceased husband King Robert’s Hand.

Littlefinger was there, of course, so he would know about this letter’s existence, and he knows exactly how to use it. The real question remains: Will yet another Stark be tricked into trusting Littlefinger? It didn’t work out too well for Ned.

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We’ll have to see what happens when Game of Thrones Episode 706 airs next week.