How a Throwback Game of Thrones Detail May Hint at Who Will Claim the Iron Throne

By Megan McCluskey

Warning: This post contains spoilers for the Game of Thrones season 8 premiere.

Arya and Gendry were reunited at long last in the Game of Thrones season 8 premiere after being separated following their stint with the Brotherhood Without Banners in season 3.

And thanks to the apparent dual meaning of Gendry’s rejection of Arya’s plea for him to join her family when they last saw each other — “You wouldn’t be my family, you’d be my lady” — some fans sensed that sparks were flying between the pair as soon as Arya stepped foot in the Winterfell forges.

But while their banter in Sunday’s episode seemed like it could have been flirtatious, a throwback detail from season 1 may signal that their potential romance could play a pivotal role in Game of Thrones‘ endgame.

As pointed out by Reddit user daenerystubborn, when Robert Baratheon Robert came to Winterfell to convince Ned to become Hand of the King, he pleaded with Ned to join their two houses by marrying their kids. “You helped me win the Iron Throne, now help me keep the f—cking thing. We were meant to rule together. If your …read more