Littlefinger's death on the season 7 finale of Game of Thrones was hands-down one of the most unexpected yet gratifying twists of the entire series. Though we'll miss Aidan Gillen's incredible acting talent and the menacing, ruthless spirit he brought to his nefarious character, Littlefinger needed to go, and he does not deserve any sympathy.
Sure, the show would be boring as hell without his constant plotting, scheming, and lurking; he did, after all, fuel feuds between the most powerful houses throughout the Seven Kingdoms. But now it's time to let the woman he hurt the most, Sansa Stark, take control.
Of course, not everyone shares my lack of empathy for Lord Petyr Baelish. Some believe that his death was rushed or unfair. Take, for example, the claim from one Twitter user, who Time points out stated that Littlefinger simply wanted to prove he was worthy to those who disparaged him.
"He wanted justice on the society for his humiliation, they looked down on him out of his poor background. He never hurt Sansa," she tweeted on August 29, just days after the finale.
Little did she know that Sophie Turner, who plays the newly badass Sansa Stark, would read her tweet and put her in her place.
"Nah.. Just willingly sold her to the Boltons.... who killed her family... who ended up torturing her.... but ur right.. no harm done," Turner fired back.
You might think that after that delivering that burn, Turner would be done, but you'd be wrong. Loren also tweeted: "Petyr Belish gave back Winterfell to the Starks. He killed Joffrey. He saved Sansa and Jon. He won the Battle of the Bastards."
This, too, did not go over well with Turner, who responded: "Because Sansa asked him to (and agreed because he loves her).... Because he owed her.... for selling her to the Boltons.... need I say more?
Looks like Sansa's not the only one sick of letting people walk all over her. Get it, Turner!
As Time notes, the actress' feelings towards Littlefinger don't apply to Gillen, whom she later tweeted was "the best" and would be missed.