In Game of Thrones Season 4, Episode 7 (“Mockingbird:), Brienne encountered a new clue in her quest for the Stark girls: she found out from Hot Pie that Arya could still be alive.
So, will Brienne track down Arya? Read on to find out!
Warning! This article contains spoilers from the A Song of Ice and Fire book series, click away now if you don’t want to know!
Here’s the thing: the scene where Hot Pie meets Brienne? Great scene, right? But it’s not in the books. So unless the show diverges wildly from its source material, Brienne isn’t going to run into Arya anytime soon. In the books, she does hear that the Hound is running around with a young girl, but she assumes it to be Sansa, not Arya. So does Brienne find Sansa?
Nope. Sansa stays safely in the Vale, while Brienne ends up being captured by the Brotherhood Without Banners and their new leader, Lady Stoneheart, AKA undead Cat Stark. Lady Stoneheart wants to execute Brienne for what she considers to be treasonous activity, AKA cavorting with Jaime Lannister, but lets her live, presumably so she can bring Cat Jaime to execute instead. So if Brienne doesn’t find Arya, what happens to her?
Based on the books, the wound that the Hound received in Episode 7 festers, and Arya leaves him for dead. Then she gets on a ship bound for Braavos (using her Valar Morghulis coin as fare) and eventually enters the House of Black and White, where she begins training to become a Faceless Man. And just when you thought the characters couldn’t get anymore separated!
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Catch the next episode of Game of Thrones Season 4 on June 1, 2014 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.