Warning: This post is dark and full of spoilers for all of “Game of Thrones” Season 6!
Arya serious, HBO?
After a week of crazy theories and speculation, “Game of Thrones” decided to give us a reality check in its latest episode, “No One.” There may have never been an episode that killed so much hype, but the Many-Faced God’s demands must be met. Here are the theories that were added to the wall:
R.I.P. “It Wasn’t Arya.”
Perhaps the most popular theory floating around this week was that the girl who got stabbed in the previous Sunday’s episode, “The Broken Man,” wasn’t Arya. It made a lot of sense, too. Arya was basically broadcasting her plans to sail to Westeros to the world. She strolled about the city without her sword, Needle, she made a show of booking passage to Westeros, and she didn’t seem to care much that a guild of face-changing assassins was out to get her.
(New face. Who dis?)
Well, it turns out that that was Arya after all. A girl was acting super dumb, and Lady Crane ended up dying after helping her with her tummy boo-boo, but in the end she killed the Waif and will soon be on her way back to Westeros.
After we were informed of the Hound’s miraculous recovery and glorious comeback to the show, the Septon that saved him said he had survived for a reason. The hype said “Cleganebowl” — fans thought perhaps the Hound would fight against his brother, the Mountain, in Cersei’s trial-by-combat. Tommen thought differently.
The king declared there would be no more Cleganebowl trial-by-combats, and, just in case you still hoped for one, the Hound is now apparently going to head north to fight White Walkers, so, yeah, that’s basically done, too.
R.I.P. Lady Stoneheart.
We’ve been holding out hope that Lady Stoneheart might make an appearance in Season 6, but the return of Beric Dondarrion this week seems to have finally ended that.
In the books, Dondarrion gives his life to bring back Catelyn Stark, who basically becomes a zombie out for revenge for the Red Wedding. Meh. That doesn’t look like it’s going to happen.
But don’t get too down, people. Some theories did survive the purge. As for our favorite …
Still holding out hope: Arya and the Waif were the same person.
This theory states Arya and the Waif had some sort of “Fight Club” connection going on, and, technically, it hasn’t been disproven. At the end of “Fight Club,” Edward Norton’s character kills Brad Pitt’s, thereby ending his split personality problems.
Arya may have done the same exact thing. Yeah, it seems a little far-fetched, but how else would you explain a girl’s extremely bizarre behavior?
There is only one thing we say to the death of this theory …
“Game of Thrones” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.
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