Game Of Thrones Season Seven Episode Four: The Daunting Power Of Arya
If you have not been keeping up with Game Of Thrones, this is the perfect time to start. The drama series, which was based off George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series titled A Song of Ice and Fire has been ongoing for a few years, and is currently in its seventh season.
Be warned. Spoilers ahead!
Early in the episode, Lord Baelish (Littlefinger) gives Bran the Valyrian dagger that was used in an attempt to kill him (Bran) in season one.
Arya Stark finally returns to Winterfell and reunites with her siblings. Before long, she mentions her kill list which has the names of bad people and those who have wronged her over the years. They become aware of Arya’s intention to kill pretty much every bad person in Westeros. For a while we hadn’t heard anything about Arya’s kill list, which she once recited out loud before going to bed. Perhaps we were made to think that all the people whose names were on her kill list were dead. Over the course of the preceding series, we watched as her list grew longer, and then shorter after she encountered the many-faced god. However, in this new episode, the list is finally mentioned and another name added to it. Guess whose name it is.
These are the names of everyone on Arya’s list, dead or alive: Cersei Lannister, Ilyn Payne, Melisandre, Beric Dondarrion/Thoros of Myr, The Hound, Polliver, Joffrey Baratheon, Rorge, Tywin Lanister, Meryn Trant, Walder Frey, The Mountain, and a new name.
We have watched as Arya went round the seven kingdoms, slitting throats, cracking skulls and pitting enemies against other enemies over the seasons, and she has grown more powerful as the seasons have gone by, especially after her long encounter with the many-faced god. By the end of this episode, the dagger is in the clutches of Arya, after it is given to her by Bran who has no use for it. Now people believe that coupled with Bran’s knowledge of Baelish’s role in the execution of their father – not to mention how he married Sansa off to House Bolton – that dagger may be the key to his demise at the hands of the now rather powerful Arya Stark. If Arya kills Littlefinger and adopts her faceless skill with her victim – just like she did with Walder Frey at the very start of season seven – she could prove a very dangerous player in the oncoming war for the Iron Throne.
Watch the preview of Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 below: