This Sansa Photo From 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7, Episode 4 May Tease The Biggest Reunion Yet
Doesn't the latest photo of Sansa Stark look like she's seen a ghost? Perhaps, it's because she has. Photos from Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 4 include one of Sansa looking a bit confused or startled or taken back altogether. Knowing that she's already been reunited with her brother Bran, who is acting a bit weird now that he's the Three-Eyed Raven, could Sansa's furrowed brow mean the last surviving Stark has made her way to Winterfell? Certainly it would be a surprise for Sansa who lost all hope of seeing her family again. But if you believe those recent rumored HBO leaks, then yes, you would believe that Arya is finally coming home.
Potential spoilers ahead. Over the weekend, HBO was reportedly hacked, which resulted in the alleged description for the next episode "Spoils of War" being leaked. According to The Independent, Sansa is reunited with her younger sister, but the two don't embrace. To be fair, Sansa may still be trying to understand what Bran is talking about. After all, it's a little creepy that he knows about her horrific wedding night with Ramsay Bolton despite not being there. (HBO has not confirmed what data was taken during the hack, according to USA Today. This means the description may not actually be true.)
However, it's not farfetched to imagine that Arya and Sansa's reunion wouldn't be so happy.
After all, the last time the sisters were together was before their father Ned Stark was beheaded by King Joffrey, and they also weren't on the best of terms. Sansa was dreaming of marrying Joffrey and Arya was interested in learning how to fight. While the two have changed a lot since Season 1, neither knows what the other has been through. They're no longer kids, but can you blame them from falling into those antagonistic roles they played as kids? For that reason alone, it's understandable why they wouldn't be able to bury the hatchet on first meeting.
This possible discourse between the sisters could explain why Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish seems a little unsure in his photo from Episode 4. He's always been one to take advantage of confusing situations. He's spent his time at Winterfell trying to get in Sansa's ear, could the return of Arya make that easier? Knowing this guy, it's also possible that he'll side with Arya in hopes of angering the leader of the North until Jon Snow gets back.
Littlefinger's facial expression in this shot is hard to read, but it's clear that he's focused on something or someone. The leaked description of this episode teases that Littlefinger is going to have his own weird encounter with Bran. According to The Independent, Bran is sharing some of Littlefinger's choice quotes back to him including, "Chaos is a ladder." (Again, these leaked episode descriptions are not verified.)
This is something Littlefinger said back in Season 3 to Varys to describe his plan to achieve power. Often, he does this in the midst of chaos. Where others fall apart, he thrives and right now, it seems he's looking to profit off of the chaos on Winterfell.
But the Three-Eyed Raven knowing his plan may put a hitch in it. If Bran's able to tell the Starks all that Littlefinger's done, including being the reason their father died, it certainly could put a stop to his slow climb to the top.
Of course, until Season 7 Episode 4 airs, it's unclear what any of these photos means. Though, it's a safe bet that Bran will continue to creep people out for the rest of the season.