The Starks may have taken back Winterfell, but with the North fractured beyond repair and their resources practically depleted, House Stark is in dire need of assistance. Not to mention that Jon and Sansa also have to worry about far-reaching threats from the Lannisters and the Freys. So, what do you do when your neighbors can’t stand you and you have enemies at every turn? Make strong alliances. Littlefinger pulled through for Sansa once, showing up on the battlefield with the Knights of the Vail at just the right time — but will he do it again?
2. WHAT DOES LITTLEFINGER WANT FROM SANSA?
The obvious answer is marriage. House Stark may have fallen from grace, but its still a noble house. As Lady of Winterfell, Sansa Stark still holds power in the North. And if there’s one thing that Littlefinger loves, it’s proximity to power. If Littlefinger proposes marriage, not only would the union unite House Stark with House Arryn, but it would also guarantee Peter Baelish the title he’s been lusting after for seasons. Then again, this is Sansa Stark 2.0. She just fed her rapist to the dogs — literally. So whatever deal she makes with Littlefinger will be on her terms.
3. WHY DID RICKON RUN IN A STRAIGHT LINE?
To be fair, Rickon was never the smart one. However, he could have at least tried to throw Ramsay off his mark. I know he was practically a baby when he and Bran had to flee, but damn, did Rodrik Cassel teach him nothing?! Then again, Rickon would have been kind of useless to the Starks at this point in the game. If anything, Winterfell is better off in Sansa’s capable hands.