Game of Thrones fans might want to hold off on getting too excited over a potential Sansa and Arya reunion in season 7.
Yesterday, we told you about how two moments in a new Game of Thrones featurette could very well confirm that our favorite Stark sisters will be reuniting in the upcoming season. However, thanks to one astute commenter, we’re looking at the scenes in a much sadder light.
The clip, which shows Arya (Maisie Williams) on horseback in the woods, with her sword Needle tucked at her side, also gives us a look at Sansa (Sophie Turner) visiting the infamous Stark crypt. As one eagle-eyed Reddit user pointed out, there’s a woman just behind Sansa who clearly seems to be clutching Arya’s trusty sword. If you look closely, you can just make out its defining hilt.
While we were hoping that seeing Needle in Winterfell meant Sansa, Arya, and Jon (Kit Harington) would be reunited at last, another fan in the comments section of Buzzfeed‘s story about the theory points out that the reunion might not be as joyful as we initially thought.
Given that Sansa’s in the crypt, Arya is nowhere to be seen, and there’s someone other than Arya holding Needle, there’s also a huge possibility that this means Arya won’t survive season 7. What if the person right behind Sansa is holding Needle because they’re in the crypt to say goodbye to Arya?
The idea is enough to have us reaching for the tissues already! It looks like we’ll have to wait for Game of Thrones to premiere to find out for sure but either way, we’re definitely starting to worry for Arya’s safety!
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