Spoiler alert: Do not read on if you have not seen Game of Thrones season six, episode seven.
In episode seven of Game of Thrones, Jon Snow, Davos Seaworth and Sansa Stark visited the northern houses that were once pledged to House Stark. From many they got a poor response, but Hornwoods and Mazins were among those who did grudgingly agree to join their army of wildlings and retake Winterfell from the clutches of the dastardly Ramsay Bolton. Then there was House Mormont, with the already legendary 11-year-old Lady Lyanna Mormont granting them her 62 remaining men.
But once the trio had arrived at Stannis’ former encampment near Winterfell, Sansa Stark and Jon Snow were at odds, with Sansa complaining that their army was still not large enough. She went to write a letter, but we were not shown the addressee. Which leads to the question:
Who was Sansa writing to?
Thankfully a dedicated fan, Redditor /u/CreepyPancakes has deciphered the answer. Some thought the letter was for her Tully relatives she knows are at Riverrun, but she previously dispatched Brienne there with the same message, so that would be unlikely.
Other viewers suspected that it could be the man she told to leave and never to return again: Littlefinger, aka Petyr Baelish. This would appear to be correct. He is currently in control of the Vale’s forces with his puppet Robin Arryn, and he offered to help Sansa before. As you can see from the below post, it appears that she mentions the Knights of the Vale in the letter. The words aren’t totally clear, but thanks to CreepyPancakes’ image enhancement you can definitely make out the words “fulfil”, “…of the Vale” and “Ride… for Winterfell”.
The fact that she’s not telling her brother Jon about it – for whatever reason – is another clue that she’s speaking to Baelish, whose connection to her she has downplayed in front of Jon in the past. The thing is, Littlefinger is a slippery customer and is almost guaranteed to screw the Starks over somehow.
What do you think? Is writing to Littlefinger a good idea?