Game of Thrones Star Sean Bean Thinks Arya Is the Only Stark Who Will Survive the Finale
Although Sean Bean's Game of Thrones character Ned Stark met his death in season one, that doesn't mean he isn't predicting how the series will end right along with the rest of us. While we're not sure if he has any actual insight from the cast and crew, he does have a convincing theory for which Stark sibling will survive the finale.
At the start of the final season, the only Stark siblings alive will be Sansa, Arya, Bran, and Jon Snow, however we now know that Jon is not Ned's biological son. Technicalities aside, Bean is pretty confident in his answer.
When asked by Mashable which Stark would survive, Bean stated, "Jon Snow is left, isn't he? But Arya would have to be it. Yeah Arya will last—maybe she'll be on the throne."
Bean's not the only one to have that thought. Although Jon and Daenerys Targaryen will be pretty powerful now that they've joined forces, and Cersei Lannister will always be a major threat, Arya is a trained assassin. She works best alone and can cause some serious damage. Plus, Arya actress Maisie Williams has made a strong case for this as well.
In July, Williams posted a photo to Instagram announcing she was officially finished filming, adding the hashtag "#lastwomanstanding."
Obviously, this sparked many to believe she had revealed she was the only character to survive the finale. But then again, would she be so obvious if that really is to be the case? There's really only one way to find out, and that's by watching the final season when it returns in the first half of 2019.