Season 5 of “Game of Thrones” is still a full year away from premiering however there are already some concerns regarding the forthcoming season. The HBO series which is notably based off of the George R.R. Martin “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series has already caught up with the currently released book storyline. “Game of Thrones” still has about two books with the series to draw plot lines from, “A Feast for Crows” and “A Dance with Dragons,” however multiple main characters are all caught up on material, meaning that their storylines will be drawn from the sixth and still unreleased book “The Winds of Winter.”

 This is the case for the storyline involving Lord Petyr Baelish, aka Littlefinger, Sansa Stark, and Robin Arryn, who are all currently in the Vale at the end of Season 4. Aiden Gillen, who portrays Littlefinger in the TV series, recently revealed that he has read all of Martin’s released novels and like many readers has concerns about the show spoiling “The Winds of Winter,” which is still unreleased and does not have a confirmed release date.

 In an interview with News.com.au, Gillen admitted that Season 5 will bring a new type of challenge for HBO show runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. “It’s an adventure everyone is on — the audience, the cast. Not knowing where it’s going, that’s good,” he said. “People playing end games could work … but if you don’t know what the end game is, maybe you won’t play the obvious thing.”

Although Littlefinger’s story is not as prominent in “A Feast for Crows” which introduces new locations and new characters into the epic tale “Game of Thrones,” it seems like his character will still play a prominent role in Season 5. While the book series is well known for its numerous point of view characters, the TV series already boasts the largest ensemble cast on television meaning it will have maintain some sort of focus on pre-established character such as his.

As for Gillen’s comment regarding the end game for characters, nobody knows how it’s going to end, or who will ultimately win the game of thrones. But one thing is for sure, Littlefinger has successfully wormed his way through four seasons, always gaining more power, prestige and pride along the way. So could he be hitting at the possibility of Littlefinger growing even more powerful?

As the Lord Protector of the Vale, Littlefinger boasts an impressive title, and now that he currently caring for both Sansa Stark, heir of Winterfell and Robin Arryn, Lord of the Eyrie and Warden of the East, it seems that Littlefinger has set himself up to be in “right place at the right time” and there is clearly a lot of profitable land ripe for the taking.