WARNING: Spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 3

Game of Thrones‘ Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and Kit Harington (Jon Snow) opened up about why Arya had to be the one to kill the Night King.

In an interview with EW, Williams and Harington revealed how surprised they were with how the Night King’s death played out. Given Jon Snow’s history with the Night King, as well as his significance to the series, Harington was surprised, saying, “I thought it was gonna be me!” However, he added that he was happy with the outcome, saying, “It gives Arya’s training a purpose to have an end goal. It’s much better how she does it the way she does it.” Williams agreed, referring back to the moment’s various setups in previous seasons, saying:

“When we did the whole bit with Melisandre, I realized the whole scene with [the Red Woman] brings it back to everything I’ve been working for over these past 6 seasons – 4 if you think about it since [Arya] got to the House of Black and White. It all comes down to this one very moment. It’s also unexpected and that’s what this show does. So then I was like, ‘F**k you Jon, I get it.'”

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Harington also mentioned the fact that subverting audience expectations is part of the Game of Thrones DNA. He said that even though it might have made sense for Jon and the Night King to have a climactic battle, given their history, “It’s the right thing for the characters. There’s also something about it not being the person you expect. The young lady sticks it to the man.”

WARNING: Spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 3

In season 8, episode 3, the battle between the living and the dead has finally reached Winterfell. The Night King destroyed the Wall last season, leading an army of White Walkers and wights to rage war on the Seven Kingdoms and beyond. A climactic battle was inevitable. And while the first two episodes of season 8 were the calm before the storm, showcasing the intense preparation leading up to the fight. Episode 3 brought the Great War to an unexpected end. Even among a countless roster of heroes, there was one notable MVP in the episode: Arya Stark (Maisie Williams). In the final moments of the episode, Arya managed to kill the Night King with a single stab, defeating the White Walkers once and for all.

Game of Thrones is in its final season. The series detailed Arya’s tragic journey throughout Westeros ever since she was a child. This made her triumphant moment all the more satisfying.

Here is the official trailer for Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4. You can also watch the ‘making of’ featurette for Episode 3 after the trailer.


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Source: ScreenRant

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