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Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 7 highlights: everyone's new favourite character has arrived

Trinaa Prasad | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

Warning: Spoilers ahoy. But you knew that already. That's why you're here. For the record, Game of Thrones Season 6, episode 7 is called The Broken Man and not No One as was previously reported.


The latest episode from Game of Thrones, of House HBO, the current ruler of television gave us an episode that was underwhelming to say the least. The only thing broken in The Broken Man was it's super slow storyline.

Only four bits stood out for not being downright boring.

The Hound is Back and Has an Axe

First off, the Hound is back because nobody dies anymore in Westeros. For those who've forgotten, after a fight with the real queen of the world, Brienne of Tarth, the mighty Hound had fallen and left to die in the wilderness by Arya.

But first things first: how insanely good is Ian McShane? Too bad HBO and GRR Martin are basically against good people, so the man now lies dead at the hands of the Brotherhood Without Banners.

For quite a while now, fans of GoT have been rooting for a Clegane Bowl - the Mountain and the Hound dueling to death. Will this finally come to pass? Maybe. Maybe not. With Game of Thrones the only thing that's certain nothing truly is certain.

Faith > Crown. But It's Not Over Yet


In Season 2, Tyrion Lannister once told a white-lie addict Sansa Stark that she might just survive them all. If he met Queen Margaery now, he'd say the same thing. Has she turned over a new leaf? No to that. Is she planning a majestic revenge? Probably.

Perhaps the hardest bit to watch in the scene where the High Sparrow and Margaery Minus 2.0 spout religious wisdom, is when the former informs the lady from High Garden that her husband has been tattling about her behind her back. The priest informs (warns?) her that it is her duty to the realm to make babies. That pleasure isn't a woman's lot, it is patience. Okay, bro. Really hope the Many-Faced God is coming for you soon.

Also read: Game of Thrones S06E06: The return of a 'dead' man, a dragon and several fan theories

Lyanna Mormont for President Please


With the death of her mother at the Red Wedding, Lady Lyanna Mormont who is approximately the same age as Rickon (in the series, not the books) now heads the Bear Islands. And what a ruler she makes. The brilliant scene with her proves once again that Jon Snow wields the sword better than he talks, and that Ser Davos Seaworth is well and truly spectacular. #62Men

Also read: Game of Thrones S06E05: We need to talk about Hodor, and 'that' scene with Bran

Arya, You Know Nothing


Almost everyone saw that old woman coming, except for Arya Stark despite living in the same house as assassins. She's been semi-trained and yet she STILL knows nothing. If you're on the run from the world's finest killers who can face-swap - literally not with Snapchat - but you thought it would be a good idea to stroll down Braavos? A girl has no sense.

Now to get to the fan theory that's currently blowing everyone's mind:

According to redditor 'catNamedStupidity', Arya Stark = angsty Waif . Like The Fight Club. Or the Black Swan without the ballet. The theory says that Arya is suffering from a split personality and the Waif is.. her.

The Redditor claims that she's only seen by either Jaqen H'ghar or Arya, her background story is very similar to Arya's 'internship' as Mercy or Cat of the Canals and that she knows everything about Arya.

The water that Arya was made to drink when she came to The House of Black and White caused this 'split'. The Waif's only mission seems to be to kill Arya - or else Arya can never become a Faceless Man.

'This is why Jaqen H'ghar always wants the Waif to leave the room before he begins talking to Arya. He essentially wants Arya to stop behaving in a dual personality manner. He just wants to talk to Arya. So the Waif leaves. Just when Arya is alone, she appears again,' he writes.

So if Arya really is the Waif, what happens now that she's stabbed?

Only three more episodes left for this season to end and we're nowhere close to getting any plot-line sorted. A girl must wait till next week then.

--Edited by Abha Srivastava

First published: 6 June 2016, 1:05 IST