1. What's Arya's plan?
We so wonderfully know that Arya Stark was last seen at the Twins in the Riverlands, slitting the throat of Lord Walder Frey, wouldn't you believe it. Finally! But let's take a detour here. In Season 6, people in the Riverlands were talking about how there was a wolf pack coming through and killing livestock. Now, I'm betting that the wolf pack is something we should know and remember, especially because the leader may be a long lost friend. Arya said goodbye to her direwolf, Nymeria, in Season 1 on the King's Road after she bit Joffrey's arm (thank heavens too, he called Arya a cunt and tried to kill her). However, is there a chance that the wolf pack the town folk were taking about is actually Nymeria and her pack of wolves/direwolves? I think this could be a strong chance.
If Arya does find Nymeria, will she be able to ride her? I'm not thinking outside the box here, guys. There's actually been evidence to allude this theory. In Season 2, episode 5, Arya and Tywin Lannister have a face off at Harrenhal while discussing Robb Stark. She claims that people in the North say, "he rides on the back of a giant direwolf." Now we know that Robb Stark was a fully grown adult when he was 'riding into battle' and his direwolf, Grey Wind was known to be quite lean and the quickest runner in the group (Lady being the smallest, Summer known to be strong, but not large, Shaggydog known to be fearful and raged, and Ghost was the runt). We also know that the rumer is not true from the shots we see of Robb on the horses and running into battle.
HOWEVER, this show is nothing, if not subtle. That line wouldn't be in the series unless it meant something. Arya is the smallest of the Starks, and of course her line in Season 2 to Tywin, "I eat a lot, I just don't grow," but we haven't seen Nymeria since Season 1. There is a huge possibility that from the years we haven't seen our direwolf, she could be huge. That would easily mean that Arya could in fact be able to ride Nymeria into battle. I mean c'mon, we need something cool with the direwolves as we only have two left: Nymeria and Ghost.
I guess we'll have to see what becomes of Arya's journey, but we're going to talk about Arya again later.
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