Game of Thrones S07E02: The real meaning behind that Arya scene

Game of Thrones season 7 episode 2

Back on a scene we all expected between Arya and SPOILER in episode 2 of season 7 of Game of Thrones. In a ideal world, Arya and Sansa would reunite in Winterfell and there would be no tension, then Bran would show up from the Wall, and then Jon's beautifully haired head would pop up last, thus completing all of my hopes and dreams for a Stark family reunion. Not only are the reunions between Arya and her wolf not at all expected. However, the wolf had a new life as a leader of the pack, and Arya understood completely as she walked away from her and back into the shadows of the woods. This always seemed sort of inevitable, but some Westerosi sleuths think they've found evidence that the show's been dropping clues about Arya's journey to the North for a while. Arya looked anxious at first but quickly recognized Nymeria, and Arya asked her to return to Winterfell with her.

We haven't seen the beast since season one, when Arya chased her off to save her from being murdered by Lannisters.

While a second Game of Thrones fan posted on Twitter: "Nymeria was HUGEEEEEE". She originally was heading to King's Landing to cross Cersei off of her kill list after having served the Frey family her own Red Wedding revenge cocktail, but Arya later changed her mind and declared that she was returning home to Winterfell. Since we last had Arya in the Riverlands she's had all these insane adventures. The youngest Stark daughter was on her way back to Winterfell after learning from Hot Pie that her family had taken her home back from the Bolton family when she ran into a pack of wild wolves.

It's even nicer that they don't live happily ever after.

In a scene Arya shared with her father Ned, he tells her she'll end up getting married to a lord and living a life of luxury as the lady of a castle.

According to Maisie Williams, who plays Arya, fans ask her about what happened to Nymeria more than any other single thing on the show, even after all this time.

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