Premiere Of HBO's 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7 - ArrivalsEverything is intentional on "Game of Thrones."

Season 7, Episode 5 had so many big developments that it was easy to miss the significance of a comment from Bran Stark. (Spoilers ahead if you haven't watched the episode!) When asked about some words fans may have already forgotten, Isaac Hempstead Wright confirmed to Time magazine that his character was trying to set Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish (Aidan Gillen) on edge.

The words weren't as flashy as the swordsmanship of Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) or as fiery as the battle won by Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and her dragon, but the comment was important nonetheless. During the conversation, Bran flexed a little all-knowing, Three-Eyed Raven muscle, telling Littlefinger, "Chaos is a ladder." The worlds alluded to a discussion Littlefinger had with Lord Varys (Conleth Hill) in Season 3.

"The fact that Bran heard that line means that he's gone back and looked through Mr. Baelish's timeline," Hempstead Wright told Time. "His intention is to slightly rattle Littlefinger, to say, in just a subtle, really creepy way, 'I know what you're up to.'"

His tactic appeared to work. Littlefinger seemed taken aback, unsure of what message -- if any -- the boy was trying to send. With how much scheming the older man has done over the years, it was nice to see him shaken.

It's about time someone had Littlefinger's number.

[via: Time]

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HBOTVMAApril 17, 2011
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