Lets keep in mind that this is not a full breakdown of everything GOT, but more a primer of what has happened and what you need to know moving forward. (Example, the whole Drago storyline and Viserys? Not really needed since that’s a dead thread and everyone involved is dead.)
There are also a ton of minor players who will get their treatment.
Again, keep in mind, David has read the books, and Earl just read them waiting for Season Seven, and don’t be that asshole that spoils the series for no reason but evil glee. What the hell is wrong with you? So if we miss something IN THE SHOW, by all means let us know.
They call him Littlefinger, and he is the former master of Coin.
He did want the hand of Carelyn Tully, but lost out to Brandon (brother of Ned) Stark for it, and gained a scar from his chin to his belly for it. He pretended to be ok with it, and jumped into running the best Whorehouse in Westeros. He does the first big backstab of the series, betraying Ned Stark to the Lannisters and getting his head cut off. Baelish has a spy network in King’s Landing second to none, and uses it to know everything, but isn’t above killing his employees that he can’t trust. Littlefinger gained Harrenhall for convincing Catelyn Stark to release Jamie Lannister during the War of the Five Kings, and brought House Tyrell into the Lannister side as well. Littlefinger conspired with Olenna Tyrell to kill King Joffery and used his mission to the Eyrie to skip town to allow things to cool down just in case it went wrong. He was able to spirit Sansa away with him to keep her safe, arriving at the Eyrie, he married Lysa Arryn to become Lord Paramount of the Vale, and then threw Lysa out the Moon Door when she caught him with Sansa, and in a jealous rage Lysa attacked Sansa. Heading north, Peter arranges a marriage between Ramsey Bolton (former Ramsey Snow) and Sansa, to cement the Boltons as Lords of Winterfell, home of the Starks and stongest Castle in the North. Returning to Kings Landing, he saves his skin with Cersei by giving her Olyvar to use to get the Tyrell children thrown in jail for Loras’ homosexuality, and a promise to head back north and bring Sansa’s head back to Cersei, but Littlefinger also gives Olenna Tyrell information about Cersei and Lancel Lannister, and that gets Cersei thrown in jail as well.
When Littlefinger hears of Sansa’s treatment and escape from the Boltons, he leaves Kings Landing and takes the Knights of the Vale with him North to help win Winterfell for Jon Snow. He does admit to Sansa that his desire is still to take the Iron Throne and have her sit beside him as Queen, but she again rejects him. He is still there as Snow is declared King of the North, with his Knights.
All this was kicked off by Jon Arryn, Robin Arryn’s father and Hand of the King, being killed after finding out the Lannister secret. Robin’s mother was dropped out the Moon Door by Littlefinger. When we first met Robin he was still being breastfed by his mother. Robin is the Lord of the Eyrie and Defender of the Vale- one of the few places untouched by War and one of the best defensive spots in Westeros. Robin is a bit of a weak character and has been left in the care of Yohn Royce to try and raise into being a man. Robin comes with Littlefinger and the Knights of the Vale to retake Winterfell with his cousin Sansa, but plays little to no role in the matter.
Head of the Knights of the Vale. Does not like or trust Littlefinger, but is still loyal to House Arryn.
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