Mild spoilers ahead for Game Of Thrones Season 7. If a reader prefers to go in blind, he should quit this article and continue with his business of stealing faces and murdering traitors.
As if a man needed any more reasons not to fuck with Arya Stark, the girl who left Winterfell an innocent wolfling and will return a hardened assassin with a major thirst for blood, the latest gossip from the set of Game Of Thrones Season 7 suggests the younger of Ned's daughters will be reuniting with a ferociously loyal ally when she completes her journey back to the north.
According to a since-deleted tweet by @stockwizardinc and the #GameOfThrones fansite Watchers On The Wall, Maisie Williams has been shooting in Calgary, Canada this month. That's the location where the show shoots wolves on a green-screen before working some post-production VFX magic to turn them into direwolves — and there's one particular direwolf we haven't seen in a while.
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Putting the pieces together, it seems like a long-overdue reunion is on the cards for Arya and Nymeria. Whether the white and grey wolf will recognize this thoroughly merciless evolution of Arya any more than Sansa and Jon Snow will remains to be seen, but with the threat of the white walkers lurking not too far north of Winterfell, having a four-legged protector can only be a good thing for the younger Stark.
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Game Of Thrones has been too busy being the best thing on television to waste time checking in with stray direwolves, but in A Dance With Dragons, Ghost witnesses Nymeria leading a hundred-strong pack of wolves. That's probably not gonna happen in the show, but it's possible that Arya could warg into Nymeria in order to locate Ghost and find her way back to Jon.
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