Jon Snow’s death has shaken up the world, from all the Game of Thrones viewers to poor player Kit Harington as he Hugh-Grants his way through interviews. But in a new interview, Maisie Williams indicates that news of his death could profoundly impact Arya. Williams told Variety the following about her TV sibling’s death:
[It will] definitely break her and send her down a path that is not good for her … she’d forget everything Ned ever taught her; she would go off the rails…Although she loves Bran and misses Bran to pieces and loves Sansa and misses Sansa to pieces, if someone’s your family, but you don’t see them for years, they’re still your family, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you have that bond anymore, and I think that’s how it would be with Bran and Sansa. It’s like, ‘I don’t know you anymore, and I don’t really want to.’ With Jon, there was a connection there, and they would always want to see each other again and thats whats been keeping her [going]. So discovering that news would send her down a bad path.
In other words, not only will the internet rage if Season 6 doesn’t see Jon Snow’s return in some form, but Arya Stark will go in full Hulk mode.
Jon was, after all, the first one to ever teach Arya to stick them with the pointy end.