On the last episode of "Game of Thrones" season 7, the reunion between Arya Stark and her long-lost direwolf Nymeria finally happened. It was a moving scene, but many fans were confused by Arya's parting words. Thankfully, after the episode, "GOT" creators Benioff and Weiss explained the line to the fandom.

A quick recap

In the second episode of "Game of Thrones" Season 7, Arya talks with Hot Pie, who is still working at the Inn in which we saw him last time. Hot Pie tells Arya about the Great Sept of Baelor's massacre and - most importantly - he tells her that the Boltons are defeated and his brother Jon Snow is King in the North now.

Shortly after, Arya leaves the Inn and rides towards the north.

During Arya's travels back home, she is surrounded by a large pack of wolves led by Nymeria, the direwolf she was forced to leave back in season 1. Nymeria is a monstrous-sized wolf now. When Arya tells her that she’s going back home and asks Nymeria to come with her, the wolf leaves. A few seconds after, the Young Stark says "That's not you" to her direwolf.

Benioff and Weiss explain Arya's line

In a behind-the-scenes interview that aired after the "Stormborn" episode, "Game of Thrones" creators explained that Arya's line is a callback to the first season of the show when Eddard Stark tells Arya that one day she will be a lady and marry a lord.

"That's not me", Arya answers Ned in that scene.

"Arya is not domesticated," D.B. Weiss said during the interview, and so it would make sense that Nymeria wouldn’t be either. The reason why Arya tells "That's not you" to Nymeria is that she realizes that she cannot ask the dreadful direwolf to act like a domesticated animal. That's not what Nymeria is! All things considered, the line shows that Arya still understands her beloved direwolf!

In our opinion, the line also indicates that Nymeria could appear again in the next episodes of the show.

Jon's direwolf was supposed to be in the episode as well

As "Stormborn" writer and producer Bryan Cogman recently wrote on Twitter, the second episode of this season was supposed to include a scene with Ghost and Jon Snow. Sadly, "Game of Thrones" removed the scene featuring the albino direwolf.

The last time we saw Ghost was early on in season 6 when he was near Jon's corpse. It was a long time ago and the fandom is not pleased by his long absence. We can only hope to see Ghost again before this season comes to an end!

The next episode of the show airs on July 30, on HBO.

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