Game of Thrones Season 4 Spoilers: What Is Arya and The Hound’s Relationship?
When we last saw Arya (Maisie Williams) on Game of Thrones, she was traveling with a man she once swore to kill — The Hound (Rory McGann). The promos for Season 4 show that Arya is still paired off with Joffrey's former bodyguard when we return to Westeros. What can we expect the dynamic between the show's latest odd couple to be?
Maisie Williams recently dished a bit about her character's relationship to one of Westeros' fiercest warriors.
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At a recent press junket to promote the Season 3 DVD release, Masie dug into the way that Arya and The Hound have reached an "uneasy truce."
"I think they don't want to kill each other anymore," she explained. " I don't think they're friends now either, but they're coming to an uneasy truce where they're not deliberately trying to make it unpleasant for each other. Instead, they're trying to get along and get by."
Maisie mentioned that we already saw this change in Season 3, after Episode 9, when Arya witnessed the horrible slaughter of the Red Wedding. In fact, she thinks that Arya has realized that she can actually learn from the Hound — "As much as she is loyal to the stuff she learned from Syrio and the right way of killing people and effective way of killing people, she is realizing at the end of the day you have to get the job done and that's what [The Hound] is good at."
Maisie recently told us that fans will be seeing a "scarier" side of Arya this year. If she's starting to take lessons from The Hound, that's no surprise!