‘Game of Thrones': Arya’s Fate Raises Fans’ Eyebrows

Some “Game of Thrones” fans were excited to see what happened to Arya, but others feel that her time in Braavos has been a whole bunch of nothing

Last Updated: June 12, 2016 @ 11:51 PM

(Spoiler warning: You should see the latest “Game of Thrones” episode, “No One,” before you read this.)

After a frantic chase through the streets of Braavos, Arya finally came face to face with the woman who has demanded she give up her name, The Waif. In a departure from the usual “Game of Thrones” gore and ugliness, the story cut to black before fast forwarding to the aftermath of the duel in the Hall of Faces.

Jaqen H’ghar looks with surprise…or at least as much surprise as he can show on his face… at the sight of the Waif’s face on one of the pillars. He then turns around, and receives an important message from the girl who once saved his life: “A girl is Arya Stark…and she is going home.”

After getting some brutal stab wounds at the end of last episode, wounds she seemed to repoen while being chased during the events of “No One,” Arya’s triumph was a relief for many.

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But others felt that this week’s episode was a letdown. Some were disappointed that we didn’t get a dramatic final showdown between Arya and the Waif. Others were very skeptical that some soup, bandages, and milk of the poppy could allow Arya to run and fight the way she did after suffering those wounds.