Game of Thrones Season 8, episode 2 was an action-packed chapter of the saga. And by action-packed, I mean our favourite characters finally got some much deserved ‘action’ in what could be their final moments.
This episode was an important one for Arya. For one she had a somewhat amicable reconciliation with The Hound. But more importantly, it was her coming to terms with her sexuality and the audience coming to terms with her becoming a woman.
Long story short. Arya and Gendry finally hooked up in a beautiful moment of good old GoT fan service.
Fans love her and still see her as the child in season 1, but a lot has changed about her. Not only is she a fierce fighter, she’s also a pragmatic individual looking out for herself. One who would naturally be self-serving and sleep with their childhood crush in their supposed last moments. But not everyone was ready for her to grow up so fast.
Def not ready to watch Arya get down. Legit like watching ur little sister get her shit off.— VanLathan (@VanLathan) April 22, 2019
my brain calculating the seasons to figure out around how old Arya is this season pic.twitter.com/m8HqQoUIFs— SJ (@getvindictive) April 22, 2019
However, this moment is huge for Arya and Gendry shippers and an unlikely almost happy ending for two characters who we’ve known from the very beginning.
They came together when they were much younger only to be broken apart and see the worst of times. And now, circumstances have brought them together again, with destiny screaming in the background that these two were meant to be together.
While this moment is one of the best closures the show could’ve handed its fans, this might’ve been planned all along.
In the first episode of season 1, then king, Robert Baratheon tells his best friend and ally, Ned Stark that they must join their houses in a matrimonial alliance. While everyone assumes this means Sansa and Joffrey, this could’ve been a prophetic statement that foreshadowed the coming together of Arya and Gendry.
Whatever this may mean in the larger scheme of things, what this basically means for us fans is that we are heading towards a conclusive end. An end to something we've known and loved and grown up with, just as Arya Stark has and has now become a deadly assassin and a full grown adult woman who has taken her sexuality in her own hands. And we must accept Arya's womanhood and the show coming to an end soon all at once.
It is truly a great day for Arya and Gendry shippers, finally!
Our dear Arya Stark is now a WOMAN...— Olashile Abayomi-Wealth (@FireOFola) April 21, 2019
Arya got some bagged wine in her and immediately hit Gendry with the “u up?” Like this is a college party and not impending doom— theon greyjoy apologist (@sickboyvs) April 22, 2019