Last Sunday one of the most anticipated TV events of the year finally took place – HBO aired the series 7 final of the cult show Game of Thrones. There are lots of events in that finale for the fans to take in and discuss, the death of Lord Petyr Baelish, a.k.a. Littlefinger, being among them.
Some fans had a feeling his death was near, others didn’t see it coming at all. One thing is for sure: the most notorious death of the season didn’t leave anyone indifferent. See how fans from all over the world reacted to Littlefinger’s death!
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1. Who is Littlefinger?
It’s safe to say that Petyr Baelish was one of the most polarizing Games of Thrones character. You could either love him or, more likely, hate him – there is no other option. But what exactly made him such a controversial figure?
During the seven seasons of GoT run, Littlefinger proved to be manipulative, cunning, and ruthless. He has wronged many characters and used beloved Game of Thrones personalities for his own gain. Plus, unlike some of the antagonists in the story, he never felt remorse for his actions.
Petyr Baelish came from a very humble background and managed to climb nearly to the very top before meeting his ultimate demise. Most fans couldn’t help but cheer on the death of Lord Baelish, who was sentenced and ultimately killed by the Stark sisters.
2. Fans react to Littlefinger’s death
Check out the funniest, most honest, and unexpected ways fans reacted to the news of Petyr Baelish passing.
The overall feeling among fans can be easily described by one tweet:
Viewers gave lots of love to Arya:
When Little Finger gets accused of murder and Arya says “My lady asked you a question” #GameOfThrones https://t.co/ZKEbnr8r6i
But the rest of Stark siblings were not forgotten either:
When Sansa, Arya and Bran begin to blame Littlefinger for all his crimes: #GameOfThrones #GoTS7 https://t.co/B9JaapzrOo
Even the horrifying violence of the whole scene couldn’t keep fans from celebrating:
Arya slits throat of little finger* Me: #GameOfThrones #GoTS7Finale https://t.co/QlVjAFhU6v
Another happy tweet from an ecstatic fan:
Lord Baelish! Go Stark Girls! #GameOfThronesFinale https://t.co/2LdZu9teeU
Some fans made the connection between the long-awaited Lord Baelish’s death and the second most discussed news of the week – Taylor Swift’s new era:
Arya was clearly the MVP of the finale:
But, most importantly, the Stark sisters were finally reunited and became stronger than ever:
WHEN SANSA AND ARYA MADE MY DREAMS COME TRUE #GameOfThrones #DemThrones https://t.co/JA9eytSG0M
3. What’s next for Game of Thrones?
Right now, after that explosive finale, fans have probably just one question left: when can we expect the Game of Thrones new season? Currently, there are very few updates on the final season of GoT, but here is what you should know:
- Season 8 will be GoT’s shortest season ever with just 6 episodes since there isn’t much of a story left to tell.
- The filming of the final season will begin in October 2017.
- The earliest we can expect the new season to be released is late 2018, although early 2019 is more likely.
- Despite a shorter season, the production value is believed to grow significantly due to new set pieces and expensive location filming.
- Season 8 will be based on two novels from G.R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, called The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring. The novels have not been published yet.
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