War and death may be engulfing all of Westeros, but there are some sparks of romance in the embattled kingdom as well. Although Arya has been largely off on her own, honing her skills as an assassin throughout the run of Game of Thrones, fans think that the youngest Stark may get a happy, non-bloody end after all. After watching the Season 8 premiere, fans are wondering if Gendry and Arya end up together. They could become more than just friendly acquaintances before the series ends.
Spoiler alert: This post contains spoilers from the Season 8 premiere episode of Game of Thrones. The long-awaited season premiere episode began with a nostalgic nod to how the entire series began. In the very first episode, Robert Baratheon marched into Winterfell in a lavish procession, but of course, a lot has changed since then. In the Season 8 premiere, it was Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen who were at the center of a big procession into Winterfell, leading the large group that we saw battling the White Walkers north of the Wall in the Season 7 finale. That also includes Tyrion Lannister and Gendry. Noticeably, Arya perked up and actually smiled when she saw Gendry riding back into town alive and well.
As fans know, Arya and Gendry have been through a lot together, and have developed a particularly sweet friendship. But now Arya has grown up to be a young woman, and fans think her friendship with Gendry may develop into something more during the final season.
Arya and Gendry's chemistry was on full display once again during a scene later in the premiere episode. As the Hound hurls insults at Gendry's blacksmithing skills, Arya steps in to tell the Hound to leave him alone. Then, she catches up with Gendry, and the bond between the two is very apparent. They joke around about titles, and Gendry even makes a jokey little remark about Arya being a rich girl, which Arya is able to expertly fling back at him.
At the end of the sparkling conversation, Arya reveals that she need Gendry to make her a new weapon, and it becomes clear that the two are a match made in heaven for so many more reasons than just romantic ones. Along with having some adorable chemistry, Gendry also makes the perfect partner for Arya professionally. He is a master blacksmith, after all, and Arya's new assassin lifestyle requires a bunch of different weapons that are best for stealthily taking down her victims. I am already imagining the perfect romantic comedy where an assassin falls in love with her weapon-maker — c'mon, Game of Thrones, we deserve this love story!
Unfortunately, the Season 8 premiere episode did not give fans any confirmation that Arya and Gendry might make their relationship romantic yet, but it still seems totally possible as something that could develop in the next few episodes. There are only five episodes of Game of Thrones remaining, though, so they better figure out their feelings for one another quickly!