Game Of Thrones Star Aidan Gillen Says Littlefinger Sees Sansa Stark As A “Partner In Crime”

Our favorite spring pastime this year isn’t hanging out in the sun, but speculating on what’s going to happen on Game of Thrones next. VH1 News sat down with Irish actor Aidan Gillen, who plays Petyr Baelish, aka Littlefinger, on the HBO fantasy epic and we got him to open up about why Littlefinger is sweet on Sansa Stark and why King Joffrey “needed to be stopped.” Warning: SPOILERS from last night’s episode are ahead.

In the Game of Thrones, you win or you die, and no one seems to be playing the game as well as Lord Petyr Baelish. Actor Aidan Gillen is no stranger to playing shifty characters. After all, he was also Mayor Carcetti on The Wire, but Littlefinger is in a class by himself.

Gillen told our own Ellie Lee that Littlefinger’s soft spot for Sansa stems from his love of her mother, Catelyn Stark, but that it goes deeper. “I think he’s beginning to see a bit of kindred spirit there,” Gillen divulged. “Someone he could mentor…maybe a partner in crime.”

Last night Littlefinger was not only reunited with Sansa, but he also revealed his role in the death of King Joffrey. “Hopefully, it will come as some surprise that I had a hand in what happened to that poor boy, but it won’t be unbelievable,” said Gillen. “But he needed to be stopped, you know?”