Game of Thrones showrunner David Benioff reflects on Walder Frey’s murder by Arya Stark in season 6 finale:
“Arya is someone whose path has been very dark and yet I think we can all see where she’s coming from. She’s seen the Stark family endure so many atrocities and she wants vengeance. In some ways, it’s the cleanest narrative of them all. This is the scene we’ve been looking forward to for quite some time. Her return to Westeros and revenge upon Walder Frey.”
“It’s a worrisome narrative for Arya because you know she started as this little girl who is always tough and plucky but she’s become a murderer and a highly skilled murderer and even if the murders are justifiable, we still witnessed the descent of this girl into someone who’s capable of slitting a man’s throat and then kind of smiling as she watches him bleed out. I don’t think anyone’s gonna be crying over the fate of Walder Frey but still, if you love Arya, you have to be a little worried about where she goes from here.”
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