This piece is darkish and filled with spoilers, clearly.
Williams, who performs arguably probably the most badass “Game of Thrones” persona, spoke to Entertainment Weekly about Sunday’s episode, “The Lengthy Evening,” and that unexpected finishing that left audiences chanting “Arya” in all places. In a bombshell flip of occasions, Jon Snow, the watcher at the wall who’s been preventing the undead since Season 1, does no longer kill the Evening King ― his little sister, Arya, does.
When Williams learn the surprising scene earlier than filming, she anxious enthusiasts could be disillusioned.
“I in an instant concept that everyone would hate it; that Arya doesn’t deserve it,” she instructed Leisure Weekly.
“The toughest factor is in any collection is while you increase a villain that’s so not possible to defeat and you then defeat them,” Williams endured. “It needs to be intelligently accomplished as a result of another way persons are like, ‘Smartly, [the villain] couldn’t were that unhealthy when some 100-pound woman is available in and stabs him.’ You gotta make it cool.”
As soon as she discovered Arya’s entire adventure has been resulting in this second, Williams stated she used to be more than pleased it wasn’t Jon who dealt the general blow to the chief of the undead.
“All of it comes all the way down to this one very second,” she stated. “It’s additionally sudden and that’s what this display does. So then I used to be like, ‘F—okay you Jon, I am getting it.’”
Showrunner David Benioff stated in extras after the episode that they didn’t wish to have Jon kill the Evening King as a result of that’s what audiences had been resulted in consider would occur.
“We was hoping to more or less keep away from the anticipated and Jon Snow has all the time been the hero, the one that’s been the savior,” he stated. “But it surely simply didn’t appear proper to us for this second.”
Even Package Harington, who performs dutiful Jon, concept he’d be the only to slay the Evening King.
“I used to be stunned, I believed it used to be gonna be me!” Harington instructed Leisure Weekly. “However I love it. It offers Arya’s coaching a goal to have an finish function.”