Every week there is a new Game of Thrones episode, and every week, there emerge new theories. The bonding is inevitable- there’s so much that is shrouded in mystery, that it is inevitable that wild theories emerge about GOT characters. There’s a direct correlation: the stranger the character, the wilder the theory. This week, our lenses were turned on Arya, and the possibility of her death.
Loyalists believe that there is no way that Arya would recklessly parade the streets after deciding to sail for Westeros. The moment we saw the old lady, we saw that the God of Death had come for Arya, and there is just no way that Arya could have spent so much time with the Faceless God and not recognized that she was in danger. A girl had to have known that the threads of her decisions would come unravelling, and she needed to keep Needle on herself. Plus, where did a girl (pun intended) who was on the streets a few episodes ago, acquire enough silver to return home?
What we do know from experience that she is intelligent, and has a brutal survival instinct. We also know from avidly watching Game of Thrones that nothing in the show is incidental. So here’s a new theory: we saw Arya befriending the actress last week, who could have possibly provided her with the money to escape. Along with the money, she gave Arya something only actors can have: sacs of fake or animal blood. So the reason why Arya manages to stand upright, despite the intensity of her attack is because it isn’t her blood seeping out from her stomach. Arya’s falling into the water was a well-orchestrated act, to shrug the Faceless Men away and carry out her ultimate aim: Cersei, Tywin, the Red Woman, Ilyn Payne, Joffrey, the Hound (?).