Game Of Thrones stars discuss big reunion

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Arya was also gifted the Valyrian dagger that was used in an attempt to kill Bran back in season 1 by her brother, but he again looked subdued and unusual when interacting with his sister. At the end of the episode, the two exchange a unusual look that can either be interpreted as Sansa conspiring with Littlefinger or fearing and despising him.

Game of Thrones airs Sundays on HBO. She even refused to kill him when she had the chance in the fourth season. After the characters have spent so many seasons scattered and driven apart, it's a sign of how far along the show has progressed.

Armed with the new knowledge that Littlefinger is to blame for her family's misfortunes, Arya will return to Winterfell and find him there, probably still putting the moves on her older sister.

Of course, given the show's history, sometimes the bad guys win - and if Sansa and Littlefinger are indeed conspiring against Jon in some way, this scenario could end badly for either Arya or Sansa, depending on who has the upper hand. After giving him the dagger that was used in an attempt on his life back in the first season, Bran hints that he can see Littlefinger for what he is. The fact that Bran heard that line means that he's gone back and looked through Mr. Baelish's timeline.

While it would be fitting for Lady Stoneheart to join the fray now that so many of her children have been reunited, it seems most probable that the woman walking by was simply an extra. "I don't anticipate us ever seeing Bran charging on horseback toward a dragon like Jaime Lannister".

Arya's acquisition of this illustrious weapon has major implications. Many who try to climb it fail, and never get to try again. He was sort of inspired by Dr. Manhattan in The Watchmen series - being in all these places at once, in all these time zones at once.

Before this season started, Wright and the show's creators talked about how Brandon would be played, now that he's mostly been taken over by the Three-Eyed Raven persona. It was a fine balance.

Bran may be "most useful" in the battle against the White Walkers, as Wright said, but there's also the question of how long he'll be useful for. And maybe crack a smile once in a while, but we can't expect miracles.