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Is An Old Friend Returning On Next Week's 'Game Of Thrones'?

By Tori Preston | TV | July 17, 2017 |

By Tori Preston | TV | July 17, 2017 |

Warning: Spoilers if you haven’t watched the last night’s season premiere of Game of Thrones — or, more specifically, the preview of what’s to come in this Sunday’s new episode.

Remember those halcyon days when the Stark children were innocent little things and each had their very own direwolf pup to call their own? You know, before their father was murdered. And their mother. And Robb. And Rickon. And hell, most of the direwolves. At this point only Jon Snow, the freshly minted King in the North, still has his direwolf Ghost by his side (proving that he at least knows one thing — how to care for direwolves).

However, there is one remaining Stark direwolf that is still unaccounted for: Arya’s pup Nymeria. Way back in Season 1, before all the shit went down, Joffrey and Arya fought and Nymeria leapt in to protect her, biting the little Princeling’s arm in the process. To save Nymeria, Arya drove her off into the wild — an act that led to Sansa’s wolf, Lady, being killed by the royal family instead.

Fans have wondered if and when the lost direwolf would make her return, and based on the preview we saw after Sunday’s premiere, next week may be the week!

Here is the preview:

Did you catch it, around the 00:13 second mark? It sure looks like Arya has come face to face with her lost pup, who doesn’t seem too thrilled to see her. We’ll find out next Sunday if our favorite killer has met her match — but our money is on Arya and Nymeria teaming up to become Westeros’ deadliest BFFs.

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Tori Preston is the managing editor of Pajiba. She tweets here. You can also listen to her weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.