Spoilers ahead! But you knew that, surely.
On Sunday’s premiere of HBO‘s Game of Thrones season eight, titled Winterfell, Arya Stark put in an order for a new custom weapon.
The blacksmith? None other than Gendry, of course. He’s now manning the forge at Winterfell, reworking dragonglass into couture weapons. We saw him give Sandor “The Hound” Clegane a newly crafted dragonglass axe, and then Arya came through with a request of her own.
“What do you need something like this for?” Gendry asked Arya (whom he doesn’t realize is now a super-skilled assassin).
Here’s a closer look at the drawing she handed him:
“Dragonglass” is written on the paper, right by what looks like a spear tip. Then there’s a little arrow pointing from the dragonglass tip to a handle, as if Arya wants the weapon’s blade to be interchangeable.
The drawing itself leaves us with questions. What is on the other side? Why does the tip need to be removed? How big will this actually be? Thankfully, answers will soon be here. In an interview with Vanity Fair‘s Joanna Robinson, the Game of Thrones weapons creator Tommy Dunne said he made a new piece for season eight “that is absolutely phenomenal.”
“It’ll be a showstopper,” Dunne said on the Still Watching podcast. “That was great to finish. It was great to make, great to design it.”
Dunne also mentioned that this mystery weapon was designed to be “reverse-engineered and made into two different items.” This seems to be a reference to the new blade Arya has asked Gendry to make. What if it’s a spear that can be broken into two separate daggers?
In both the Game of Thrones season eight trailer and the preview for next week’s episode, we’ve been shown Arya holding a dragonglass blade up as she talks about her encounters with the various faces of Death.
This blade is likely one end of the weapon she asked Gendry to forge for her, which means we only have to wait until next week to see the new piece up close. In the meantime, we’ll rewatch this forge scene just to bask in the sweet glow of Arya and Gendry flirting.Image: HBO