"This was a scene [Jon in the Crypts] that was not in the original outline. Usually the staff, David and Dan, and Dave and myself–we map out every scene and we outline it in great detail. Then we script the episodes from the outlines–generally it adheres pretty close to it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But when I was writing the episode it occurred to me that Littlefiner and Jon had never really spoken. There was obviously a lot of tension there. Littlefinger has been allowed to stay in the castle because Littlefinger essentially saved their lives, ‘The Battle of the Bastards, but Jon’s well aware of Littlefingers role in putting Sansa in the horrible position she was put in, in season 5.
So, I dreamed up this scene and I’m really happy that the guys didn’t do what they sometimes do when I dream up a new scene and go, “What the hell is this?” and throw it out. But they liked this one.
And of corse it was meant to have a lot of visual echoes to the Littlefinger/Ned relationship of season 1; right down to the chokehold that he’s about to do. Which is directly inspired by a similar moment in episode 3, season 1, where Ned throws Littlefinger up against a wall–BAM." ~ Bryan Cogman at the 7x02 commentary ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀