“Game of Thrones” episode 7 will air in less than a day and it will definitely show the consequences of Arya Stark’s actions in “Blood of my Blood.”
Her decision to abandon her training with the Faceless Men was considered by many to be a total waste of plot and killed any opportunity for her character to become more interesting, but is that really all there is?
Jaqen H’ghar was pretty clear regarding her mission, she has been given a second chance, and she will not be given a third. When she failed her first mission, she was punished by having her vision taken. Who knows what will happen to her should she fail again?
Arya Stark endured being a beggar in the streets and countless beatings from The Waif, she risked being poisoned, and when the deciding moment came she let her conscience take over, why?
It all boils down to her being a Stark — her family upholds honor and justice above all else, which could be the reason why she refused to kill an innocent woman because someone was just jealous of her.
If she ever did join the organization, she would be as good as dead considering her identity would be discarded. She would just be another Faceless Man like Jaqen H’ghar wandering the world killing random people while chaos engulfs Westeros and that will not be good story-wise for “Game of Thrones.”
Abandoning the Faceless Men was already something that should be obvious from the moment she hid Needle instead of throwing it away. Given that she can leave Braavos alive, returning to Westeros will open up huge opportunities to develop her character. She can go back to checking people off her list and put the entire state of affairs into disarray.
As much as we like Jaqen H’ghar, we will probably never see him again but thanks to him, Arya Stark can now be a player in the “Game of Thrones” instead of constantly running away.
Find out what happens to her in episode 7 ‘The Broken Man’ only on HBO.