Will Game of Thrones' season 8 episode 4 see the death of Arya Stark?
First the reunion, then the prophecy, and now Drake giving her a personal shoutout; something doesn't seem right about Arya's fate!
This contains spoilers for 'Game of Thrones' season 8, episode 3.
If there is one thing 'Game of Thrones' is known notoriously for, it is for killing off characters right after they have achieved something wholesome or reached a pivotal milestone in their character arc. And with the last and eighth season, watching our favorite characters accomplish their goals as their character arcs come full circle has been not only a pure experience but also quite concerning. While last week, before episode 3 aired, we were worried sick about the fate of Brienne of Tarth since she got knighted in the previous episode 2, this time, with Arya Stark having successfully vanquished the Night King in episode 3, we are quite scared about her fate in the upcoming episode 4!
Episode 3, titled 'The Long Night' saw the 80-minute-long Battle of Winterfell where the Night King and his army of the dead marched against the North and was defeated at the hands of the youngest Stark, Arya (Maisie Williams.) But that wasn't before Carice Van Houten's savior of the day character Melissandre was able to remind Arya of the prophecy she had made for the little girl the last time they had met each other, which was basically over five years ago.
In that said prophecy, Melissandre had told Arya that she will shut eyes forever and mentioned the colors brown, green, and blue with respect to the color of the eyes she will kill. In the past, we have seen Arya kill Walder Fray - a man with brown eyes, and also Petyr Baelish, who had green eyes. Until the previous episode, Arya only had blue eyes to add to her list to complete the prophecy, and Melissandre was just in time to remind her of the prophecy, following which Arya managed to kill the Night King, thus vanquishing the army of the dead at one go.
All of this momentous achievement had fans beyond thrilled and excited for the big leap in Arya's character arc and that is exactly why we are worried about her because it almost looks like her plot arc has come full circle. Arya is a trained assassin, reunited with her family - whatever's left of it - and also fulfilled the last element of her prophecy. Sure, her kill list might not be completed, but we got glimpses of Arya not reciting it to sleep in episode 2. And while some of us would like to believe that Arya still has another pair of green eyes to shut forever - that is Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) as fulfilling as that would feel, there's no denying that Arya - having lost her virginity too in the hustle of the war - doesn't have much to do following this vital peak in her arc.
Let's also not forget that Drake was too keen on giving Arya Stark a shoutout not so long ago at the Billboards and the rapper is known to jinx the luck of sports teams he supports, so fans have also gotten worried about Arya's fate in the coming episode. Let's just keep our fingers crossed and hope Arya's luck takes the turn that Ser Brienne's (Gwendoline Christie) did after her big episode!
'Game of Thrones' returns with episode 4 on Sunday, May 5, at 9pm, only on HBO.
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