Game of Thrones (Spoilers Main) My issue with the Season 7 Winterfell storyline By plugeldadmin Posted on September 15, 2017 5 min read 6 0 20 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr One of the things that I found weirdest about the Winterfell scene in the last episode was the weird Kangaroo Court nature of Littlefinger’s trial. The show had established that the Starks needed his support, that he was a powerful enemy and that there hold was still tenuous enough that they couldn’t afford to randomly kill supposed allies. I liked the idea of Sansa knowing she couldn’t trust him but also knowing she couldn’t get away with having him killed- at the start of the season I thought that was going to be a really interesting narrative. (Also, it was obvious to me from the start that she wasn’t going to kill Arya with Bran there.) Instead of the contrived and unconvincing this-fight-could-be-solved-if-either-of-you-spoke-for-five-minutes scenes (one of my least favourite dramatic devices and I don’t think I’m alone in this) why didn’t they create *real* tension between Sansa and Arya. After Lord Royce says his piece in episode 4 or 5, whichever it is, why not have Arya spy on Sansa as well as Littlefinger- show her buttering up the Lords of the Vale, really make it look like her and Littlefinger might be attempting a coup in the North. Then the big dramatic reveal could be that she was ensuring she had enough support to get away with killing Littlefinger. I don’t know for sure how TV shows are written but I’m pretty sure that usually ideas are thrown around and altered before anyone even starts writing scripts which are then discussed and edited. I think a lot of the things I found annoying this season feel unedited- like less care had been put into them, or maybe they’d been so successful they were less cautious with their editing. It’s a problem I’ve been noticing for a while and have found in other successful movie/TV/book series. I’m not saying my idea is perfect- or would even work- I’m sure people on here could find problems with it- but something I thought about on the bus makes more sense to me than the arc we got from Season 7. Which I find extremely frustrating.