This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7, episode 4, "The Spoils of War."
This week's episode of Game of Thrones, "The Spoils of War," saw the return of yet another Stark to Winterfell. That's right, people, Arya is finally home.
After reuniting with her sister and brother (and dealing with some guards who didn't believe she even was Arya Stark), she decided to dive back into training—with the best best swordsman in the North. Or should we say swordswoman? Because obviously the best of the best is Brienne of Tarth.
Arya might have declined Bri's offer to serve and protect her when they met back in Season 4, but she was impressed by someone who could beat The Hound and needed to spar with her personally.
And it. Was. Awesome.
Arya impressively held her own against Brienne, in spite of Bri's size and experience. When asked who taught her to fight, Arya slyly replied, "No one."
Season 7 has been Game of Thrones' most feminist yet (not that that's necessarily a high bar to clear) and this fight scene proves that's not changing any time soon.
Kayleigh Roberts is the weekend editor at Marie Claire, covering celebrity and entertainment news, from actual royals like Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle to Hollywood royalty, like Katie Holmes and Chrissy Teigen. She’s a Ravenclaw who would do great things in Slytherin. To learn more about her, google “Leslie Knope eating salad GIF.
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