“Our stories aren’t over yet, are they?” – Arya Stark
Arriving at the Winterfell gates, Arya has trouble convincing two young guards of her identity. They escort her into the courtyard, arguing which one will tell Lady Stark about the strange girl. Arya slips away unnoticed.
Sansa, sitting in Jon’s office, is unhappy her guards lost a stranger on the grounds. However, when she hears the girl asked for Ser Rodrik and Maester Luwin she realizes it is Arya, and knows exactly where to look.
Arya studies the statue of her father in the Winterfell crypt. Without turning, she acknowledges Sansa’s presence: “Do I have to call you ‘Lady Stark’ now?” The young women hold for a beat, before embracing. Arya downplays her new skills, and instead comments how unlike their father his statue looks. Inquiring whether Sansa murdered Joffrey, Arya reveals he was on her list of people to kill. Sansa laughs, not realizing the list is real. The sisters know they have long stories to share, and hug once again. Sansa pulls back to reveal another surprise: Bran is home, too. Arya lights up, but gathers from her sister’s face something is wrong.
Arya rushes to her little brother in the godswood and is mystified when he says he saw her at the crossroads. Sansa explains Bran has visions. Bran confirms the reality of Arya’s list when he says he thought she would be pursuing Cersei in King's Landing. Arya’s attention moves to the Valyrian steel blade on Bran’s lap. Once Sansa puts together what the dagger is, she wonders what Littlefinger expected in return from Bran. Remarking he has no interest in it anyway, Bran gives the blade to Arya.
The three surviving Stark children pass through the Winterfell courtyard. Looking on, Podrick tells Brienne she should be proud: She kept her vow. Littlefinger watches from above.
Arya comes upon Brienne training Podrick, and asks to be trained as well. Brienne offers to find the Master-at-Arms, but Arya insists she wants the person who beat the Hound. She points out Brienne’s oath applies to both of Catelyn’s daughters. Sansa, overhearing from the balcony, cannot conceal her expression from Littlefinger. Arya takes up Needle, while Brienne uses Oathkeeper, and the two women go at it. Arya's skill level surprises Brienne. The fight ends in a stalemate, both visibly pleased by the interaction. “Who taught you to do that?” Brienne asks. “No One,” Arya responds with a smile before staring after the departing Littlefinger.