Game Of Thrones: 10 Things We Learned From "Mockingbird"
9. Arya Adds Another Name To Her Kill List
Arya and The Hound come across a ransacked hut and its inhabitant close to death. They ask him who did this, but he says he stopped asking a long time ago who was responsible for these atrocities. Sandor looks at the mans wound and tells him its not going to get better. The man knows that hell soon be dead, but hes afraid to take his own life. After chatting with him for several minutes, Sandor stabs the man in the heart to put him out of his misery. After cleaning his blade, Sandor stands up and is promptly bitten on the neck by some random guy (welcome back, Biter). After snapping the attacker's neck, he turns around to see the mans partner. The partner reveals that theres a price on The Hounds head for killing Lannister soldiers, and hes here to collect. Arya recognises the man and his deceased partner as two of Yorens prisoners back in season 2, with the living party having told Arya back then that hed screw her with a stick (paraphrasing that last part). After learning his name is Rorge, Arya draws Needle and stabs him in the heart. Arya has stepped away from her religious upbringing and developed an nihilistic attitude towards death. As she told the man, nothing is neither good or bad, its simply nothing. Her purpose in this world revolves around two things now: survival and revenge. Regarding the latter, shes becoming a more effective killer with each episode, thanks in no small part to The Hounds teachings. It was also interesting to see her criterion for killing those whove wronged her. She wont take revenge until she knows the persons name. Rorge was screwed the minute he approached The Hound, but he would have been better off saying he was nobody (an inside joke for the book readers out there).
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