“Game of Thrones” doesn’t only seem to delight in killing off your favorite characters, it also seems that they relish in destroying your favorite fan theories. No Cleganebowl (get hype? forget it) and No Lady Stoneheart!
“Game of Thrones” Season 6 Episode 8 was not well received not just for some of its underwhelming scenes but also for killing several popular and long-standing fan theories.
According to the Huffington Post, HBO decided to give fans a good dose of reality that their best efforts to speculate and spoil the last 2 episodes of the season 6 will never be at par with their prowess at storytelling.
“No One” apparently killed off 3 popular fan theories, disappointing many viewers.
First off, it was Arya Stark who was stabbed in the gut, not some poor Braavosi girl unlucky enough to be a decoy. Lady Crane found her hiding in the dressing and proceeded to treat her wounds in her home.
Too bad for those wanting to see her utilize her Faceless Men and give the Waif a good whooping. Speaking of The Waif, why did Jaqen H’ghar take her death so calmly? Was he really testing Arya Stark and training her, even if he knows that she would eventually leave?
Second “Game of Thrones” theory to be dismantled is CleganeBowl. Not only that King Tommen Baratheon outlawed trial by combat, the Hound is also being chided by the Brotherhood without Banners into heading north.
If trial by combat is not an option why would the Faith need a champion? And if Sandor Clegane is way up north, he and The Mountain are unlikely to meet face to face even by accident.
Unless The Mountain assists in the battle against the White Walkers, there is no chance that the two will ever meet to do CleganeBowl in the near future.
Lastly, there is the Lady Stoneheart theory, where Catelyn Stark returns to take revenge on the Lannisters and Freys. Sadly, that theory died with the Blackfish because now, Riverrun is once again back in Frey hands and the Tully army is now disbanded.
With the Brotherhood without Banners heading north, Beric and Throros, the ones responsible for her resurrection, are unlikely to find her corpse. As much as fans wish to see Michelle Fairley again, it seems Lady Stoneheart will have to stay dead for the rest of the series.
‘Game of Thrones’ has pulled the plug on these theories but with two more episodes to go who knows what could happen.