Recently, Entertainment Weekly made Game of Thrones fans and especially the supporters of House Stark extremely happy by bringing together all the Stark kids for a nice and wonderful family shoot. It was just a casual photoshoot and no content from the upcoming season was revealed in the photos. That’s what we though initially but it now appears that these casual photos of the Stark kids might reveal a big plot twist!
Let’s first take a look at some of the photos that were clicked during the photoshoot:
Especially those involving Arya Stark (Maisie Williams).
Now look closely at the dagger that Arya Stark is holding in her hand.
Here’s a closeup of the dagger.
The dagger might seem familiar to many fans and that’s because we have seen it few times in the series. The dagger was first seen in the 2nd episode of Game of Thrones season 1, when an assassin tried to kill Bran Stark. Catelyn Stark risked her life to save Bran but her hand got injured during the struggle.
Catelyn then realized that Bran must’ve seen something important, because of which someone had tried to murder him. She then shared her suspicion with Robb Stark and others and that’s when we first came to know that the blade of the dagger made out of Valyrian Steel.
She then continued her investigation and reached King’s Landing to get some answers and that’s when Petyr Baelish revealed that the dagger belonged to him, but he had lost it to Tyrion Lannister.
This resulted in Catelyn Stark taking Tyrion Lannister as a prisoner and as we know, this was the incident that sparked the conflict between House Stark and Lannister. The last time we saw the dagger was when Littlefinger betrayed Ned Stark at the end of season 1.
So we know that the dagger is with Littlefinger but in the photoshoot, we are seeing the dagger with Arya Stark. So this raises one question. “How did Arya get the dagger?”
We know that Littlefinger is in Winterfell and we also know that Arya plans to go back to Winterfell. So this means that once Arya is in Winterfell, she either kills Littlefinger and takes the dagger from him or steals it. Arya has already avenged the Red Wedding by killing Walder Frey and it seems possible that she might take revenge by killing Littlefinger with the same dagger.
What do you think about this? Let us know.