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Season 7 of Game of Thrones has been absolutely wild. Every episode leaves the audiences' mouths agape as payoffs, action sequences, and new character interactions continue to deliver. But one plot line that has been puzzling the community is the Winterfell quarreling between Arya and Sansa Stark. The sisters have faced endless atrocities during their time away from home, so it's a bit maddening that they've taken to infighting while Jon is away with Auntie Dany. "Beyond the Wall" took the sibling rivalry to new heights, with Sansa discovering Arya' faces, and Arya whipping out that Valerian steel dagger. But could one of them actually be killed off?
Director Alan Taylor seems to hint that it's possible, and he's been with the series since the beginning. Regarding their infighting, Taylor teased that a death could happen, saying:
I think both characters have been through absolute hell since the death of their father in very different ways, and have turned into absolute lethal individuals. We're very aware of how lethal Arya is, because she's displayed it over and over again. But I love the fact that the tables do turn back and forth between them; it really is a shifting back and forth of power between them in those scenes we had. And when Sophie says she won the Battle of the Bastards, she's right. I love the fact that these two come back, they're both lethal, and I just wanted to give the impression, as much as possible, that one of them is going to die. But you're not sure which one.
Get out your pitchforks, because it looks like Game of Thrones fans are going to riot. The fandom has been waiting for years for the Starks to finally reunite, and if they killed another siblings off, the fans would lose it.
Alan Taylor's comments to Huffington Post surely highlight how willing to kill both of the Stark girls are. Arya is a trained assassin who has spent almost the entirety of the series planning the deaths of her enemies. And while Sansa hasn't taken up a sword herself, she brought the Nights of the Vale down upon House Bolton and watched as Ramsay's dogs viciously devoured her sadistic husband. Now if they can just unite against their common enemies, the Stark women would be invincible. They just need to bury the hatchet (or in this case, dagger) before they end up killing each other.
Of course, it's possible that Sansa and Arya are actually playing Littlefinger. Petyr Baelish has been trying to manipulate them into infighting, but maybe it was all part of their plan? Another possibility is that the sisters will discuss their quarrel with Bran, who will be able to clear things up and reveal Littlefinger's actions during the show's long tenure.
Game of Thrones' Season 7 finale will air this Sunday on HBO. In the meantime, check out our fall premiere list and plan your next binge watch.