Los Angeles Times

In 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 finale, women now have a road map to power

During the seventh-season finale of HBO's "Game of Thrones," Sansa Stark - once a naive princess with dreams of marrying a handsome prince and becoming his queen - proved herself a ruler in a very different way.

Sansa (Sophie Turner) ordered Lord Baelish (Aidan Gillen), the former brothel owner nicknamed "Littlefinger" and one of the last men with the power to make or break an entire dynasty, to be executed.

In a series where beheadings, impalements and mutilation are as common as goofy sweaters on "The Cosby Show," it was a moment that stood out

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times4 min readPolitics
Leader's Speech Disrupted In Hong Kong
BEIJING - Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam stood at the front of the Legislative Council, lips pursed in disgruntled silence as the sound of screaming protesters clashing with police filled the chamber. Pro-democratic lawmakers were protesting he
Los Angeles Times1 min read
Chiefs Ready To Bounce Back Against Broncos
NFL Thursday ___ KANSAS CITY (4-2) AT DENVER (2-4) TV: 8:15 p.m. EDT, Fox, NFL. Line: Chiefs by 3. Over/under: 48 1/2. Sam Farmer's pick: The Broncos can run the ball on Kansas City's defense, which keeps Patrick Mahomes on the sideline. Still, don't
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Angels Hire Joe Maddon As Manager, Returning Him To Anaheim
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Angels have been to the playoffs one time in the last decade, an anti-climactic three-game stint in 2014 that saw star Mike Trout held to one hit. Despite Trout's unrelenting dominance in the time that has passed since t