'Game of Thrones' Cut Pivotal Scene That Explains That Littlefinger Twist



Isaac Hempstead-Wright reveals he filmed a scene where Sansa has a conversation with his character Bran that clears her suspicions about their sister Arya before they punish Littlefinger.
Littlefinger's (Aidan Gillen) death was one of the most-talked about scenes on "Game of Thrones" season 7 finale besides that Jon (Kit Harington) and Dany (Emilia Clarke) sex scene. While fans are pleased that Littlefinger met the fate that he deserved for being a cunning man who used Sansa (Sophie Turner) to climb his way to the Iron Throne, there was something off with Sansa suddenly turning the table on him.

In an interview with Variety, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, who plays Bran Stark a.k.a. the Three-Eyed Raven, reveals that the show cut a scene that would explain how Sansa learned of Littlefinger's dirty schemes. The actor says he and Turner filmed a scene where Sansa got a conversation with Bran that cleared her suspicions about their sister Arya.

"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," Hempstead-Wright shares. "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. So she goes to Bran, and Bran tells her everything she needs to know, and she's like, 'Oh, s**t.' "

Bran was the first one who knows about Jon's true parentage and he has shared that information with Samwell Tarly (John Bradley). Asked why he had kept that information to himself until he met Sam, Hempstead-Wright explains, "To be honest I think until this time Bran has been so focused on the White Walkers that that hasn't really mattered. Jon was what Bran thought was Rhaegar's illegitimate child. That doesn't have that much impact in the face of the swirling chaos that is about to descend on Westeros. Then Sam comes to Bran and it becomes clear that this is actually really important. That is why Bran gets a bit more animated in that scene."

As to whether Bran will be the one who breaks the news to Jon, Hempstead-Wright says, "I don't know. I don't know that Bran has quite got the charisma anymore. I think that would be a bit of a disappointing reveal for Bran to go, 'Hi, Jon. You're the heir to the Iron Throne and I'm back in Winterfell and I know everything.' I think it would be a bit better if Sam did it. Bran can do the finding out and Sam can do the talking."

Hempstead-Wright also shares his opinion on how this will impact Jon's relationship with the other Stark kids, "In terms of their bond together, I think it will have absolutely no impact. The big question now is how it will go between Jon and Daenerys. I can't imagine she'll be pleased."


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