(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you haven’t watched Sunday’s “Game of Thrones”)
Arya and Sansa Stark had a tension-filled interaction on Sunday night’s episode of “Game of Thrones,” when it became clear that both sisters are extremely lethal. The director of the episode since warned that there’s a “violent” fate to come for the Stark girls.
“I think both characters have been through absolute hell since the death of their father in very different ways, and have turned into absolute lethal individuals,” Alan Taylor, who directed “Beyond the Wall,”Alan Taylor told Huffington Post. “We’re very aware of how lethal Arya is, because she’s displayed it over and over again. But I love the fact that the tables do turn back and forth between them; it really is a shifting back and forth of power between them in those scenes we had. And when Sophie (Turner, who plays Sansa) says she won the Battle of the Bastards, she’s right.
“I just wanted to give the impression, as much as possible, that one of them is going to die. But you’re not sure which one,” Taylor added.
Hold on: One of them is going to die?
“Arya is certainly lethal and sort of threatening, but when Sansa sends Brienne away, who is Arya’s natural protector, something is coming very soon between them, and it will be violent but surprising,” the director continued.
Sunday’s episode saw Arya (Maisie Williams) confronting Sansa in Arya’s room after she’d discovered Arya’s satchel of faces. Arya them made Sansa play
Arya told Sansa that with the faces, she can become someone else. Grabbing the dagger she got from Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright), Arya moved toward Sansa, saying she could even find out what it would be like to be her sister if she took her face. But while Arya was threatening her older sister, she flipped the dagger around and gave it to Sansa before leaving the room.
Things sure are escalating quickly between those Stark kids …
The final episode of “Game of Thrones” Season 7 will air on Sunday, Aug. 27.
Read Taylor’s Q&A with HuffPo here.