Okay, I’m starting to get irritated….
Sophie seems like a nice girl, and I get her wanting her character to be all badass, etc. She is only 18 and many of her fans are young, so I get the appeal of “GO GIRL POWER”.
Can we NOT fuck up Baelish for the sake of doing that? Playing the tired and predictable apprentice bests the master trope? No, no, no. Done to death and back.
Everyone been shitting bricks over her talking about Sansa using her sexuality to manipulate Littlefinger in Season 5. It was bound to happen so I don’t know why it’s such a bloody surprise.
Yeah, they’re moving faster than the books it appears.
My major peeve is I don’t want to see Petyr’s character taken out or turned OOC. Yeah, Sansa has learned from being in KL and from Littlefinger….but to have her suddenly outwit him? That the only way she can do that is solely on sexual manipulation? Please, don’t tell me he’s that stupid.
He would be playing against everything he’s ever been. Petyr has a knack for reading people and knowing how to play them and he’s been playing the game for YEARS. You don’t think for a moment that he can see right through Sansa’s game? He’s had other women try to manipulate him before, he’s not stupid. I can’t believe he is now suddenly so blinded that he’ll destroy himself all for lust. He even told her ‘Once you know what a man wants, you know who he is and how to move him’. He wouldn’t tell her that, if he was stupid to do it himself. I honestly don’t think Sansa knows what he wants and who he truly is.
Petyr has a contingency plan for his contingency plans. He always has that knowing smile and you can tell the wheels are turning.
Notably, he asks Sansa what she wants and she’s told him a great deal. Her goals haven’t changed really. She needs him more than she realises. But he still hasn’t told her or anyone what he really wants. He’s so vague. “Everything”. Sansa may be a part of that, but she is not the only reason. I still think she’s a means to an end.
I think part of tutoring her, is also observing how smart she is and if she can spar with him ….and if that may make her a threat later on. Speaking about Joffery “Who can trust a friend like that?” “I don’t want friends like me”. He wants predictable ‘friends’ he can manipulate. If can see through everyone else, I’m having a hard time believing he’s completely blind to Sansa using him.
I’m hoping he’s giving her some leverage to play and maybe let her believe she has power over him. He may lust after her, but if that’s all it is, he would have taken her by now. He is patient, experienced, and weighs every option to be in control. I don’t know if he’s letting her see what she wants to see. He may have dropped his guard in the garden kiss, but after questioning her in her chamber…. I still see him holding the cards.
Why did you save me?
(Oh I doubt you’re concerned about me being executed. I’m not that stupid. Let’s try again)
(Ah, you need me to be your ally…and you reluctantly trust me more than strangers to get you where you need to be)
So you think you know me?
(You KNOW what I want? Really? Interesting… let’s find out)
(no answer, eh? Oh, I see ….you think I lust/love you. I may…but you don’t need to know more than you do. And you certainly don’t know my end game. So let’s see where this little sparring takes us. Now, I’ll need to be more wary of how I handle you….because you seem to think you can beat me sooner or later)
His actions in the books after this exchange do not show a man that is an idiot. He is still carefully observing Sansa, teaching her, and controlling the game. He may have her kiss him, etc….but he’s not forcing himself on her. She still isn’t showing that she can play this game without him. He is still the one making the plans, setting up the pieces and knows a helluva lot more or the world and what’s happening in it than she ever will. Does he have a plan for when Dany arrives in Westeros? The white walkers? Tyrion isn’t dead….so he needs to plan for that. Varys is still a threat he needs to watch.
The Petyr Baelish I’ve been reading/watching this whole time doesn’t strike me as a man that could be manipulated so easily by a young girl….even by someone he cares about or just wants. He is always thinking. He doesn’t reveal very much and plays a carefully crafted game. Sansa even mentions how well he plays this game. She is no where near the manipulator he is.
I know this was long winded….but I would really hate to see my favourite character ruined.
There is so much more potential for great storytelling with him in it to win it.
I completely agree with you. While I wouldn’t mind seeing Petyr in a few romantic or sexual situations I think the idea that a 14 year old girl suddenly out of nowhere outwits him by simply using sex is just ridiculous. He has been so clever thus far how could he not see this coming??? I am hoping the writers are smarter than she is and realize a man with a brain like Petyr’s could not be so easily manipulated. I pray he is just letting her think she has the upper hand.
Oh, don’t get me wrong. I’m all for some Petyr sexy times. And I’m all in for ANYTHING that let’s Aidan be his sexy self.
I’m just hoping that Sophie is naive here and this is not foreshadowing of Petyr going down in flames. Don’t waste a great character or a great actor. PLEASE.
Sophie is a dear, but honestly her character wasn’t all that interesting until Petyr took over. Her character growth is mostly due to him.
I for one am a big fan of Alicia Florrick’s character development
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