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Something Emotional Happened On "Game Of Thrones" And People Aren't OK

I'm not crying, it's just raining on my face. Warning: spoilers.

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Arya was strangely unemotional at the reunion.

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Sure, she wasn't SUPER close to Hot Pie, but they were still friends. Her manner around him was rather chilling – I mean, she was warmer to Ed Sheeran and his band of merry Lannister men last week. It was a worrying reminder that Arya is not the girl she used to be. Almost like she really was "no one".

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That is, until she heard about how Jon Snow had retaken Winterfell and become King in the North.

It changed her attitude immediately.

Arya when she heard her family snatched Winterfell back #GameOfThones #ThronesYall

To the relief of many fans, Arya abandoned her plan to head to King's Landing and take revenge on Cersei, and turned towards Winterfell.

ARYA REALLY ENDED UP CHOOSING HER FAMILY OVER REVENGE, I'M SO EMOTIONAL #gots7

It's an interesting twist, when you consider the brutal and relentless path of revenge Arya was set on before this.

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It seems, until this point, she didn't know anything about the whereabouts of her remaining family. There's a good chance she thought they were all dead, and that she had nothing left BUT revenge. Now she knows that she has family members who are not only alive, but also at home in Winterfell, she's returning home herself – and becoming more and more Arya Stark once again.

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FINALLY.

Waiting for Arya to be with Nymeria since season 1 like #GameOfThrones

But, of course, this being Game of Thrones, it wasn't the happily-ever-after reunion we were hoping for.

Us: Nymeria and Arya!!!!! We deserve this!!!!!!! #GoT Showrunners: #GameofThrones

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And so Arya has a moment of recognition of her own. When she says "that's not you", she doesn't mean the wolf isn't Nymeria. She's acknowledging that life in Winterfell – a tamed life – isn't for her. It's a reference to the way Arya told Ned the life of a "lady" wasn't her way back in Season 1.

This specific reference is not only touching, it could also have interesting ramifications for Arya's future. She's finally heading back to Winterfell – but, as with Nymeria, what she finds there might not be the joyous reunion we want. She's been wild for many years herself. It may not be so easy to adjust.

All in all, it was an incredibly powerful, and goddamn emotional scene.

Nymeria and Arya reuniting brought tears to my eyes. That was such an emotional scene. 😭 You did amazing!!!… https://t.co/sgKqPlTe9l

That moment with Arya and Nymeria #GameofThrones

The saddest scene so far is Nymeria leaving Arya . Please return to her before the end #GameofThrones

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I'm really not OK.

Me when Arya and Nymeria were reunited and she walked away: #GameOfThrones

So on the upside, I was really worried Nymeria was about to rip off Arya's face. Just ripped out my heart instead. #GameofThrones7

ESPECIALLY knowing that it's news of Jon that sends Arya home, but now we know Jon has left.

Arya: Goes to Winterfell. Jon: Leaves Winterfell. Me: #GameofThrones #ThronesYall

Yet another missed opportunity for the Starks!

Arya is finally going to Winterfell and my main reunion won't happen cause Jon won't be there!!! #GameofThrones

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since the Jon/Arya reunion is taking so long I am actually expecting a whole fucking E V E N T

IF YALL DONT GIVE ME A JON ARYA REUNION...I WILL FIGHT EVERYONE AT HBO #GameOfThrones