Warning: This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones season eight.
The return of Game of Thrones brought joy to millions last night. And while it was great to see Arya Stark back together with what’s left of her family, an even more intriguing plot line emerged around a mysterious new weapon she commissioned.
Here’s what happened in the episode: Arya goes to visit Gendry, where they engage in some mildly flirtatious banter, and then she asks him if he can forge her the weapon she desires.”Here’s my wish,” she says while handing Gendry a sketch. “Can you make it?” Gendry is confused as to why she needs this new tool, considering she already has her sword and a recently-acquired dagger made of Valyrian steel.
From the looks of the drawing, the weapon seems to come in two parts—both with pointy ends. Vanity Fair‘s Joanna Robinson points out that this new design was perhaps what GoT weapons master Tommy Dunne was referring to on their “Still Watching” podcast. “There is one creation in season eight that is absolutely phenomenal,” he said. “It’ll be a showstopper. That was great to finish. It was great to make, [so] great to design it that it was about to be reverse-engineered and made into two different items.”
Robinson also notes that we may have seen Arya using this spear-like creation in the trailer for season eight. The sketch shows there is dragonglass on the weapon, one of the things that can actually kill a White Walker—so it will possibly come in handy as the Night King’s troops are fast approaching. Some surmise the other end might actually be Valyrian steel.
Fans on social media were excited by this development.
Will this new commission be the turning point in the battle against the dead? Possibly the thing that actually takes out the Night King himself? We shall see.