Gendry has often thought about Arya over the last four seasons of “Game of Thrones,” because love is real

If you haven’t seen the most recent episode of Game of Thrones, please row, row, row away because spoilers are coming!

Season 7 of Game of Thrones has been a fast-paced season inciting numerous excited declarations of, “It finally happened!” Keeping with tradition, during “Eastwatch,” it finally happened: Long-lost rower Gendry reemerged at Flea Bottom in King’s Landing. It was a joyous occasion. Gendry reunited with Ser Davos, met Jon Snow, and quickly dove into the plot as he headed north with his new BFF and surrogate dad to take on the army of the dead.

One person Gendry *didn’t* reunite with during “Eastwatch”: Arya Stark.

As Jon and Gendry headed north to Eastwatch-by-the-sea, we couldn’t help but yell at our TVs, “Go to Winterfell and see Arya first!” Unfortunately, they didn’t listen to us and now they’re somewhere beyond The Wall while Arya and Littlefinger are playing a terrifying game of Cat and Mouse. Arya and Gendry were so important to each other during the first three seasons and it was devastating to see them split up after Gendry is sold to Melisandre.

So much has changed since they saw each other last but we’ve been not-so-secretly hoping they’d reunite soon. But since this *is* Game of Thrones and happy endings are not guaranteed, we’re growing nervous that it’ll never happen.

According to Joe Dempsie, who plays Gendry, despite everything that’s happened since Season 3, the young blacksmith hasn’t forgotten about Arya.

"Over the course of the first three seasons, and probably in his life leading up to it, Gendry found himself to be very trusting of people — and sometimes the wrong people," Dempsie told HBO's Making Game of Thrones. "The events of Season 3 have hardened him a little bit; made him a little less naïve. I think with that in mind, he’d love to see Arya again. He senses she’s a good soul. I wouldn’t say he’s pining, because you have to toughen up and accept there are people who are going to drift in and out of your life. I’m sure he thinks of her every now and again and wonders how she’s getting on, and whether she’s crossed more names off that list."

Sometimes true love is real!

Gendry and Arya’s friendship was one of the best parts of the first few seasons, back when there was still some innocence. We desperately need Gendry to survive his death mission north of the The Wall so they can reunite ASAP.

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