Morgana Lannister Posted June 7, 2016 Share Posted June 7, 2016 On 6/6/2016 at 8:06 AM, Phill P said: Arya isn't that stupid and for all that some people think the show runners are incapable of subtlety or misdirection I don't think that's true either. The Waif is already dead. The Waif got played. Arya knows she cannot hide so she sets a trap. She staged the whole thing. She lets it be known she wants to leave. Throwing money around, being nice and loud, making sure lots of people hear it. Then she finds a spot where she can escape if attacked and stands there waiting, apparently without a care in the world. This bait is too much for the Waif to resist and she catches and stabs Arya. But the Waif is a sadist who gets off on humiliation. She could have slashed Arya's throat straight away but she chose a belly slash because it takes longer to die from. She wants Arya to suffer. She stops to make a point of showing Arya her face. Arya escapes but that's fine too. It appeals to her to let Arya bleed out with time to think about it. It also leaves a small window for Arya to get healed. Arya allows herself to be stabbed, pushes the Waif away and throws herself over the bridge. She makes a big play of being mortally wounded with plenty of witnesses as she staggers through the streets dripping blood, knowing this information will get back to the assassins. Then she hides and heals herself with stuff she has prepared and stashed already. Last week we saw her in the dark with Needle and I thought she was waiting for the Waif. Now I think she was preparing a place to rest and heal. The Waif walks away with that annoying smirk she has, then starts feeling dizzy, then realises when Arya pushed her away she gave her a tiny scratch... Or Ayra will just get better then hunt down the Waif and run her through with Needle. Whichever. Although at first sight this could appear rather crackpot I think you could be absolutely right. Well, at least it would make sense. The way in which the attack happened seemed odd, Arya certainly would have expect the FM to come after her and yes, the payment was done in a very flamboyant and public manner. We know for a fact that the FM have potions to blind people and restore their sight so not hard to imagine something that can instantly heal wounds... My money is definitely on yes, Arya knew what she was facing hence the synopsis "Arya makes a plan" (or something to that effect can't recall the exact wording). Also that would explain how she is fit and well in the next episode. Whether you are right or wrong I have to admit that this theory has merit. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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