The question on everyone’s mind after watching today’s episode ‘Eastwatch’ is that what did Arya Stark find in the letter in Littlefinger’s room.
Littlefinger Is Playing The Stark Sisters
Littlefinger AKA Petyr Baelish doesn’t want the sisterly bond between Arya and Sansa to become tighter. He has conspired all these years to get the Iron Throne. Baelish is not gonna let this relationship between Sansa and Arya to come in the way of his plans. He saw an opportunity on Sansa’s side of the relationship during the duel between Arya and Brienne in the previous episode. Sansa disapproves of Arya of being not a Lady like her. She senses that Arya can be dangerous. When she sees Arya’s swordswomanship she is a bit stunned. Littlefinger has strategically decided to take advantage of it.
He wants to give Arya a reason to unleash her anger at Sansa. He lures Arya to spy on him and sets everything up, including talking to an orderly girl in Winterfell, having a discussion with Maester Wolkon and one of the Stark bannerman, and when the Maester comes to deliver the letter in question he says, “Lady Stark thanks you for your service“. Arya breaks into Littlefinger’s room and finds that letter which has Sansa’s signature on it. He knows that when Sansa sees the dangerous and angry side of Arya she is gonna turn towards Littlefinger for comfort. Sansa knows that Jon Snow will also support Arya because of a strong bond between them. So who is gonna support Sansa? Of course, Littlefinger AKA Baelish.
What Did Arya Stark Find In The Letter
This is the same letter that Cersei made Sansa write to Robb Stark in Season 1. Cersei had just captured Ned Stark and she tries to manipulate Sansa to ask her brother, Robb Stark, to come to King’s Landing and swear his fealty to Joffrey Baratheon. Sansa, begrudgingly and out of fear for her life, agrees to write that letter.
Littlefinger knows about the letter as he was right there when this happened. In fact, he advocates on behalf of Sansa and advises Cersei to give Sansa a chance to prove her loyalty. Cersei, upon Littlefinger’s advice, asks Sansa to pen that letter and send a raven to Robb Stark. That answers our question, “What did Arya Stark find in the letter in Littlefinger’s room?”
Littlefinger knows that Maester Luwin kept a copy of all the letters that came in. We hear Arya’s voice in the preview of the next episode, “You’re scared, aren’t you? What are you scared of?“. We would have to wait to see what happens in the next episode. Does Arya take Littlefinger’s bait and decide that Sansa is the enemy? That Sansa Stark actually asked Robb to bend the knee to Joffrey, the murderer of Ned Stark? We would have to wait for that until next week.