(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.
Just hold on we're going home (goin' home)
It's hard to do these things alone (things alone)
Ho oh (goin' home)#GameofThrones
— Cersei the VIOLENT (@NiceQueenCersei) June 13, 2016
All. Your. Arya. Theories. Were. Wrong. #AlmostAll
— R+L=Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) June 13, 2016
"The girl is Arya Stark, from Winterfell" pic.twitter.com/RZkqrRL5dP
— Game of Enquetes (@enquetesGoT) June 13, 2016
A GIRL'S NAME IS ARYA STARK AND I'M GOING HOME. pic.twitter.com/w8GNVNYQSr
— María A. Blanchard (@MaAle21) June 13, 2016
I want Arya Stark's band-aids. Those things must be magical. #GameofThrones
— J Shaner (@shaner_english) June 13, 2016
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.
Arya doing parkour like she wasn't stabbed in the gut last episode? Her whole story arc for basically 2 seasons feels like a waste of time.
— jon townend (@jontownend1) June 13, 2016
If Arya survived a cut like that then Robb Stark should still be alive. #GameofThrones
— Lady Stoneheart (@StoneheartLady) June 13, 2016
— HEY×MACARENA (@rubii_leal) June 13, 2016
Arya doesn't need to get resurrected after getting stabbed. Arya Stark > Jon Snow
— Timmayyy Bee (@OMGitzTIMMAY) June 13, 2016
A girl would have REALLY wanted to see a balls to the wall fight seen between Arya Stark and the Waif…nbd I guess… #gameofthrones
— Alie (@aliebonis) June 13, 2016
Arya got stabbed 20 times, blade twisted, swam across the ocean, hobbled across town bleeding but a bowl of soup cured it all. Oh ok.
— Ashley Nicole (@geeksandcleats) June 13, 2016