"Game of Thrones" may have just hinted at the endgame for both Sansa and Arya
There are spoilers ahead for the Season 7 finale of Game of Thrones, “The Dragon and the Wolf.” If you haven’t watched it yet, you probably should. But then again, considering that Game of Thrones might not return until 2019, you’ve got plenty of time to catch up.
As we gear up to head into the final season of the HBO series, we know that plot lines for the major characters are by no means resolved, but it’s clear that the final pieces are starting to fall into place. The season finale showed us the end of Littlefinger (which means Season 8 will be like, 110% drama free), and Westeros has finally entered a new era — the era of Sansa Stark.
With Jon Snow away in the South (but don’t worry, he’ll be home shortly!), Sansa has been left in charge. She was ruling everything perfectly fine with some misguided assistance from Littlefinger. And then Arya showed back up and threw a wrench in Littlefinger’s plan, and even though he tried to pit the sisters against one another, he failed. Littlefinger, for the first — and last — time ever failed so hard.
Now, it’s clear that the sisters are well on their way to making those much-needed amends, and they’re going to do it together. They also just might end up as the Lady and Lady of Winterfell.
It’ll be a while before we know for certain what’s going to happen to these two, but it appears as if Game of Thrones just threw a big hint our way.
First, think back to the season finale of Season 6, “The Winds of Winter.” Ramsay Bolton was dead, and the Starks had reclaimed their rightful home. There was a moment when Jon and Sansa stood atop the wall at Winterfell, perfectly framed within the stone blocks. It was clear designation of power, and we could easily tell who was the Lord of Winterfell (Jon), and who was the Lady (Sansa).
During “The Dragon and the Wolf,” this scene was recreated — except with Sansa and Arya. And this time, Sansa stood in Jon’s spot, and Arya in Sansa’s.
Without a doubt, Sansa is in charge of Winterfell, the once and future Lady of it. With Littlefinger gone, and Jon probably leaving for a different kind of throne, Sansa’s going to need someone by her side to help her out — and who better than her sister? This simple recreation, and swapping spots, just might hint at what’s to come for these two. Sansa will take her new, rightful place as ruler and Arya will take a stable, less-murderous job as her right-hand Lady. And that sounds like a happy ending for these two.