A Pleasing Theory Why Arya Silently Gave Sansa The Catspaw Dagger In 'GoT'

And it could spell deep trouble for Littlefinger

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Avoiding spoilers are you? You might want to look away, now.

In the latest Game Of Thrones episode 'Beyond The Wall' the Stark sisters are still at odds. Tension mounts as Arya recites the letter Sansa wrote whilst in King's Landing, calling her brother Rob a traitor and claiming she was being cared for by the Lannisters.

Despite Sansa claiming it was written under duress, Arya doesn't buy the excuse she was 'just a girl' when she wrote it, pointing out Lyanna Mormont, who is younger now than Sansa was then, probably wouldn't be very impressed.

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Later Arya discovers Sansa going through her bag of faces and confronts her with a game, asking goading questions about who she really wants to be the King in the North and threateningly saying "I can even become you. I wonder what it would feel like to wear those dresses."

Though the tense scene seems to be reaching a bloodthirsty climax when she pulls out the Catspaw Dagger, Arya then silently hands it over to Sansa. A move that is at odds with the rest of the scene.

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But why, you ask?

Well, Reddit has a few theories about why Arya's resolve seems to so instantly soften, and many believe she is playing Little Finger at his own creepy games.

Another thread picked up on a similar theme of Arya testing her sister and when she fails, giving her the dagger to protect her.

User CTN_23 wrote:

"All she did was testing Sansa. She lied straight to her face. How she remembers her just staying next to Ned when he got executed. How she'd never serve a Lannister. She was playing the game of faces with her. Sansa could not spot a liar. Arya gives her the dagger because she cares for her sister and wants to protect her from Littlefinger. Petyr bites the dust soon."

But is that answer too simple? Whilst this user suggested that Arya is trying to trick Littlefinger into believing his plan is working, they aren't certain he's being fooled.

Is this a case of fans going into theory overdrive? With only one episode to go, there's a lot of plot unravelling to do.