**Spoilers and speculation ahead **
As many of our readers know, Maisie Williams (Arya) and Sophie Turner (Sansa) recently played a game of Two Truths and a Lie with Robert Chan of Yahoo. In case you are hearing about this for the first time, two truths and a lie is a game where you have to reveal two truths and one lie without telling which is which.
Here’s what Williams said:
“Arya goes to Westeros, back over the sea.”
“Arya is in the trailer more times than people have realized, because they don’t realize it’s her.”
“Arya doesn’t cross any more names off her list.”
We can assume the first one to be true now as it doesn’t look like she will be staying in Braavos any longer. This brings us to the second statement. Check out this shot from season 6 trailer:
We haven’t seen this on screen yet so it should be from season 6 finale and it is possible that one of the attendees of the Frey-Lannister victory party is Arya. We just don’t realize that it’s her. And this could very well mean goodbye for Walder Frey.
There is also a possibility for third statement to be true. She may head back to Winterfell or fails to kill her target. But after seeing her stuck in Braavos for nearly two seasons, it will be a shame if we don’t see her crossing a name off her list in the upcoming finale.
And now let’s look at Turner’s statements:
“Lady Stoneheart returns.”
“Arya checks three people off her list.”
Ramsay is dead (The rumour that Jon will let him live turned out to be false). So either Lady Stoneheart will appear or Arya will check 3 names of her list. Let’s review the third statement. Arya is yet to come to Westeros and her targets (Melisandre, Walder Frey, Beric & Thoros) are too spread out. Cersei Lannister, The Mountain and Ilyn Payne are in King’s Landing but it is unlikely that Arya will come here first. Also, Lena Headey’s contract has been renewed for Season 7 so we can assume that she will survive season 6 finale. So it seems unlikely that she will be able to kill three people herself. Unless she kills only one and two of her six remaining targets find other reasons to die. Turner only says ‘checks three people of her list’. Doesn’t mean Arya has to kill them herself.
However, if the third statement turns out to be a lie, we may finally see Lady Stoneheart (resurrected Catelyn Stark) make her much-awaited appearance. Fans are wondering what Beric and Thoros are doing in season 6 if showrunners have really omitted Lady Stoneheart storyline from Game of Thrones. In the books, Beric gives his life to bring Catelyn back from death and she then goes on to lead the Brotherhood without Banners. The thing that goes against this theory is the time that has passed since the Red Wedding (Season 3 Episode 9). We can all agree that it will be kind of foolish to see her getting resurrected now.
There is another fan theory which suggests Arya will become Lady Stoneheart. Assuming she does travel to the Twins to kill Walder Frey, what if things don’t go according to the plan? And she jumps/or gets dumped into the Green Fork river, is pulled out by her direwolf Nymeria and then gets resurrected by Beric? This is exactly what happened with Catelyn in the books. There are also rumors about a scene in season 6 which will involve a pack of Wolves. Nymeria leads a fearsome pack of wolves in the books and we may finally see Arya’s direwolf making a return to the show.
Irrespective of what happens, we must commend the Stark sisters for such cleverly thought out statements. Even after episode 9, we can only speculate as to what might happen. What do you think? Will Lady Stoneheart make an appearance? Do let us know in comments.