The two half-siblings (not really, but whatever) haven’t seen each other since season one, so there’s A LOT (a lot, a lot, a lot) that’s gone down since. For one, half of the Starks are dead…and most of Westeros, for that matter. Plus, the Night King and his army are coming for the rest of the living.
Speaking to TV Guide about season eight, Maisie Williams revealed that the reunion between her character, Arya Stark, and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) won’t be all mushy gushy, since she isn’t the little kid sister he last saw. After her assassin training with the many-faced god, she’s not the spunky little kid Jon last laid eyes on and gifted the sword Needle to.
“She is balancing the woman she’s become with the girl she dreamed of being,” Williams said. “Now that she is [back at Winterfell], she has something to lose.”