A NEW GAME OF THRONES CLIP SHOWS ARYA IN A SURPRISING SWORDFIGHT
WARNING: This story includes a major, almost-positive spoiler for Game of Thrones Season 7. If you don’t want Sunday night’s viewing party to be ruined for you, turn away now.
Next week’s episode of Game of Thrones could be major for Ayra Stark. In the trailer for Season 7 Episode 4, “The Spoils of War,” we saw a glimpse of her approaching home. Now, thanks to a new clip, we know she finally reaches her destination.
In a super-short teaser from Sky Atlantic (the network that broadcasts GoT in the U.K.), the younger Stark daughter is seen in a sword fight with Brienne of Tarth in what looks like the courtyard of Winterfell, where Brienne is currently stationed. The face-off doesn’t seem malicious, however. Considering Brienne has been training Podrick Payne in the yard for the past few episodes, perhaps she’s doing the same with Ayra—or at least testing her skills.
The following shot is the best part: a close-up to Sansa Stark. Does that mean two long-lost sisters finally reunite? It’s highly likely, since Sansa is the head of Winterfell now. She’ll probably be informed of Arya’s arrival in the same way as Bran’s.
Watch the clip below:
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To play devil’s advocate, what if that was just a quick shot to Sansa’s face from another scene, and she and Arya aren’t actually in the same location? The fact that Arya is in the North (as indicated by the snow on the ground) and with Brienne is at least a huge step closer to home for her.
This also wouldn’t mark the first time the two have crossed paths. They previously ran into each other in Season 4, back when Arya was still travel buddies with The Hound. Brienne, who swore an oath of fealty to Catelyn Stark, was on a mission to find and protect her daughters. When she came across Arya, she offered her safety, but Ayra, skeptical that Brienne might be secretly working for the Lannisters, refused. When Brienne and The Hound engaged in a sword fight, Arya ran away.
Let’s hope this time, their meeting ends on a better note.