From Arya to Tyrion - 'Game of Thrones' season 3 primer
Where were Arya, Cersei, Bran, Tyrion and Hodor when Season 2 ended?
Arya Stark (Maisie Williams)
After a brief stint pretending to be a male Night's Watch recruit, Arya and her comrades are captured by Lannister forces and imprisoned at Harrenhal castle. Tywin Lannister takes a shine to her (after immediately seeing through her gender disguise) and makes her his serving girl, with Arya struggling to conceal her true identity, with some help from face-changing assassin Jaqen H'ghar, who owes her three favors for saving the lives of him and two friends. Jaqen ultimately murders Arya's remaining guards, and she and her friends Gendry and Hot Pie escape Harrenhal and begin walking towards Robb's forces in the Riverlands. Arya declines Jaqen's invitation to travel with him to Braavos to train with the Faceless Men, but he gives her a coin that she can use to request aid from any other man from Braavos by reciting the words "Valar Morghulis."