Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

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

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 given the trajectory of the women on “Game of Thrones” — and the men who tortured them.

This penultimate season found...

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