In the first episode of “Recreation of Thrones” Season 8, Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) will get an intriguing set up that has ramifications for the relaxation of the sequence.
Spoilers forward for the season premiere.
Arya reconnects with Gendry (Joe Dempsie) the blacksmith, her outdated touring companion she final noticed in Season 3. They’d a cute dynamic means again in Season 3 (when he known as her m’woman and he or she scoffed at him) that will get a candy callback second on this episode, when the two repeat that alternate in Winterfell’s forge.
However in Season 3, she was too younger for it to really be flirty. Not so now.
This is a vital alternate for 2 causes. First, it might be pleasant if Arya, the so-called “tomboy” character acquired a love curiosity whereas Sansa (Sophie Turner), the extra historically “female” one didn’t. The sisters have typically stood as opposing examples of what it means to be a lady in the brutal world of Westeros, and tips on how to manipulate femininity, or shirk it, to outlive. As they’ve grown up, each have come to appreciate it’s not so black and white.
However apart from the pleasant shock of its flirty vibe, the Arya and Gendry scene is critical as a result of of what else they talk about.
Arya offers Gendry a drawing of a weapon that she needs him to construct utilizing uncommon substances that may kill the zombie-like White Walkers. It has two elements, so it’ll operate as a form of javelin-crossbow, a weapon with longer vary. Clearly it is a Chekov’s gun that shall be utilized in the future. The query is, how?
Many followers suppose Arya — not Jon — shall be the one to kill the Night King. In any case, since Arya’s storyline has revolved round loss of life, what higher option to finish it than to have Arya kill loss of life itself, the king of the Military of the Useless?
However that’s not all. Earlier on this episode, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) arrives at Winterfell, and so do her dragons. Whereas different northerners panic, Arya appears up with awe. The present intentionally takes time to linger on Arya watching the dragons. Bear in mind, the Night King now has an ice zombie dragon.
Recall additionally that throwing a weapon at a dragon from a distance can kill it. Bronn (Jerome Flynn) nearly did this utilizing a big crossbow in Season 7’s “The Spoils of Warfare,” whereas the Night King felled his now zombie-dragon by throwing a lance in Season 7’s “Past the Wall.”
So possibly, just possibly, Arya will use this mysterious long-range weapon to slay the ice dragon and knock the Night King out of the sky. A lady will kill loss of life and the dragon he rode in on.
Proper earlier than she goes on a date with Gendry. As a result of a lady can do each.
“Recreation of Thrones” closing season airs Sunday nights on HBO at 9 pm.