Just when it looks like the Stark family's luck is finally turning around, Arya has to go and get stabbed on Game of Thrones by none other than the Waif, who was already on my evil list longer before this happened. And while it's comforting that the youngest Stark girl did manage to escape her dire situation by jumping into some water, there's still some pretty serious damage that's been done. But will Arya die from her stab wounds, or will someone take some pity on her and get this girl some medical attention pronto?
First of all, let me start by saying that I very much doubt she will die, at least in regards to her latest wounds. If the writers were going to kill her off, I have a feeling they'd do it in a very final-like way, similar to Catelyn and Robb's deaths. So the fact that she's still alive is pretty comforting. That being said, I can't deny that her wounds look very fatal. Not only did she receive a quick cut to the chest (though, clearly it wasn't very deep), but she also took several stabs to her abdominal region. So if she is going to survive, it's not going to be an easy recovery. But if anyone has the sheer will power to get through something like this and be even stronger because of it, it's Arya Stark.
It was a risk betraying Jaqen and going against his orders, so it's not as though this attack came as a big surprise. However, I naively thought she'd be able to get away in time, or be the one who did the stabbing instead. So now that she's roaming around severely injured, that puts her in a very weak position, which might mean she could be receiving help in the near future... perhaps from an old friend whose whereabouts are currently unknown. (*cough* Gendry *cough*)
Bottom line, though: If someone doesn't help her out and soon, we could have another dead Stark on our hands, perhaps as punishment for such a reunion-filled season. And I just don't know if I'm emotionally prepared for such a devastating blow.
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