Game of Thrones
Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) and The Waif (Faye Marsay) in "Game of Thrones" Season 6. Facebook/HBO/Macall B. Polay

“Game of Thrones” Season 6, episode 8, “No One,” had Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) at the centre of all things. Viewers were glued to their seats to watch Arya escape from The Waif (Faye Marsay). Jaqen H'ghar (Tom Wlaschiha) had ordered The Waif to kill Arya for not following orders.

Some even thought the episode could end badly for the Stark girl as GoT has never shied away from killing off its favourite characters. Although Arya did get revenge on her tormentor, fans expected a bit or a lot of bloodshed and a graphic fight. However, that was not the case.

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[Spoiler Alert] The showrunners had to keep in mind that The Waif was a much better fighter than Arya in light. However, in darkness, Arya may have had a bit of an advantage as most her training happened when she was blind. Thus, Arya was used to darkness, which The Waif was not.

Even if that is a worthy reason, some fans were thoroughly disappointed when the much-anticipated fight ended without even a glimpse of fight. The episode picked up on speed as The Waif kept chasing Arya on the streets of Braavos. The master’s touch came when it was revealed that all the while, it was Arya who was deliberately leading her chaser into a trap so that she could fight her in darkness.

It all began with Lady Crane (Essie Davis) finding Arya in a pool of blood inside the green room. She nursed her and gave her Milk of the Poppy to soothe her nerves. Just when Arya woke up, she found Crane dead on the floor. The horrific death could only be The Waif’s doing. That’s when Arya noticed her wicked trainer inside her room.

Arya jumped out the window, ran the streets and showed some great moves. However, during the sequence, she injured herself yet again by crashing on stone steps from a height. Viewers watched in utter shock as Arya’s end seemed inevitable. The Stark girl even left blood marks behind, raising speculations that it was only a matter of time that she would meet her end.

However, Arya chose to fight the waif more with her IQ than her skills. She led The Waif into an underground room with only a candle burning. That’s when she brought out her Needle and sliced the candle to half. It flickered and there was complete darkness. This was emotionally frustrating for fans.

Arya then paid a visit to House of Black and White's Jaqen H'ghar, who does not show even a hint of surprise to see The Waif’s bloody face on the wall. In fact, he seemed proud to see Arya accomplish the unbelievable. He honoured Arya saying that she is finally “no one.”

That is when the second twist came. Arya, instead of blushing at the honour, held Needle to the Faceless Man’s chest and said the showstopper line – “A girl is Arya Stark of Winterfell — and I’m going home.” This puts a wry smile on Jaqen H'ghar’s face.

All in all, it was the most exciting chase with the least exciting kill. But The Waif was not even on Arya’s kill list. Thus, we can expect a lot of graphic stuff when Arya ticks off the names from her kill list one by one.