Game of Thrones deleted scene explains season finale twist

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A major character was killed in a shocking twist on the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale, but apparently there was a cut scene which explains everything.

Wow… now it’s all perfectly clear! Before I move on to what I’m talking about, let me forewarn that this is concerning the Season 7 finale of Game of Thrones. This is about a huge plot twist that occurs in the episode, so before I begin, let me first toss this out…


Anyway, if you saw the Season 7 finale, you know that Sansa and Arya found a way to repair their relationship — at the cost of someone else. Our old pal Littlefinger thought he had perfectly manipulated both Stark sisters into hating each other. His hope was clearly to have Sansa execute Arya to get her out of the picture. And for all intents and purposes it seemed like the plan was working.

The twist, of course, saw Sansa calling out Littlefinger for his treachery instead. Accused with a plethora of various crimes, Arya slashes Petyr’s throat as she has so many others by this point. Many could argue that this death was certainly well deserved… but why the sudden change of heart from Sansa? How did she suddenly become so aware of everything the guy had ever done?

In an interview with Variety, star Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran Stark) reveals that a cut scene explains it perfectly:

"“We actually did a scene that clearly got cut, a short scene with Sansa where she knocks on Bran’s door and says, ‘I need your help,’ or something along those lines.So basically, as far as I know, the story was that it suddenly occurred to Sansa that she had a huge CCTV department at her discretion and it might be a good idea to check with him first before she guts her own sister.”"

Oh, uh, that does make sense actually. But I can see why the scene was cut, as it would have totally spoiled the twist. Still, it sounds interesting, so we can only hope it finds its way into the special features of the blu-ray release!

Game of Thrones is not set to return until possibly 2019.