This post contains spoilers about the first two episodes of Game of Thrones season 7. Read ahead at your own risk!
With everything that happened in the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere, we almost missed this detail from the preview of next week's episode.
Faithful viewers have long speculated that the fan favorite character would make a triumphant return this year. On a Game of Thrones set visit, Time 's Daniel D'Addario saw a pack of wolves on the HBO set, leading fans to believe Nymeria would be back.
Aside from D'Addario's set visit, fans also believed the direwolf would return thanks to some sneaky clues on Instagram. Williams geotagged several Instagram photos in Calgary, Canada, which is home to Instinct Animals for Film, Game of Thrones ' contractor for its wolves. It's hard to believe that was a coincidence — and based on the preview, it looks like the fans were right.
Naturally, Twitter users were thrilled to see Nymeria in the preview for next week.
Oh there is a reunion of Arya ang her direwolf on the 2nd episode of #GoTS7 😓😬😃— Manylyn L. Baylon刘阿爱 (@manienyle) July 17, 2017
That is totally Nymeria (Arya's direwolf) in the next week's #GameOfThrones preview. Can't fucking wait!— Bill John (@beeeeyol) July 17, 2017
also in the preview for the next episode, Arya's direwolf is coming back AAAAA— Seamf (@friskyako) July 17, 2017
Arya's Direwolf tho 👀— Aaron Judge Fan Acc (@NOTDamianGWAMZ) July 17, 2017
I also need Arya to be runited with Nymeria. That's important. #Direwolf— Dela (@Dela_Y) July 17, 2017
But some fans are worried that the direwolf will return only to die shortly thereafter. Most of the Stark family direwolves have died along the way, after all.
I'm kinda worried that after Arya is reunited with Nymeria, the direwolf will die soon. I really hope that's not the case.— Soul (@SoulxSilence) July 17, 2017
Or, maybe the Iron Throne will have a new occupant soon?
im rooting for arya's direwolf nymeria on the iron throne @GameOfThrones— 2zeey (@kingtulzz) July 17, 2017
And for the fans who didn't love seeing Ed Sheeran on screen during the premiere, maybe Nymeria's return could be the answer.
Arya's direwolf returning and eating Ed Sheeran is all I care about now.— Michael D. Fuller (@michaeldfuller) July 17, 2017
Read These Stories Next:
Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?