Arya’s Shocking Scene With Gendry On ‘Game Of Thrones’ Had Viewers Freaking Out


After eight long seasons of Game of Thrones, Arya Stark’s schoolgirl crush on Gendry finally paid off. While those hunkered down at Winterfell contemplated their last night on earth ahead of a showdown with the Night King’s army, Arya decided that she didn’t want to die a virgin. And with Robert Baratheon’s bastard just happening to be on the premises, Arya took charge — and damn, home-girl really made sure that she didn’t die a virgin.

Actress Maisie Williams, now 22, later told EW that she thought it was a prank when her co-star Sophie Turner got to that part in the script before her, which wouldn’t be the first time David Benioff and Dan Weiss have pulled one over on their stars. “I was like, ‘Yo, good one.’ And [the showrunners were] like, ‘No, we haven’t done that this year.’ Oh f—k!”

But ultimately, Williams was happy to see Arya have a rare human connection, as it was “an emotion we’ve never really seen her engage with.”

It was that moment where she says, ‘We’re probably going to die tomorrow, I want to know what this feels like before that happens.’ It’s interesting to see Arya be a bit more human, speak more normally about things people are scared of.”

But Williams wasn’t the only one cheering on her character, as evidenced by the reactions online during and after the episode. Although some fans were torn between being happy for Arya and horrified to see the little girl we’ve all watched grow up release her inner woman.

Arya writing down the names of the 3 other girls Gendry has been with before banging him #GameofThrones

— Isaura (@IsauraMora1) April 22, 2019

think of what could've been, Arya

— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) April 22, 2019

At the end, Arya looked like she was about to add Gendry to her list.

I’m just sayin. #GameOfThrones

— Imani Gandy (@AngryBlackLady) April 22, 2019

Arya is like, my little baby. yeah she grewed up, but dang.

although i don’t blame her cuz Gendry is a goddamn snack.

— Resha (@ChefResha) April 22, 2019

Arya: “take your own bloody pants off”


— Katie Nolan (@katienolan) April 22, 2019

Literally!! When I saw Arya’s scene #GameOfThrones

— Lizzy Sampaio (@Lizzy03910404) April 22, 2019

I’ve been waiting 8 years for Arya and Gendry to get together this is it #Gendrya

— evan (@evan72678179) April 22, 2019

#Gendry: Sooo…can I call you sometime?#Arya: A girl has no number.

— Jeevan Vittal (@JvittalTV) April 22, 2019

@Maisie_Williams been wanting Gendry for Arya since day 1 😝 A girl had said it #GameofThrones

— ジャ (@jahgarciaa) April 22, 2019

I like the idea that Arya was only asking Gendry how many women he’s been with so she didn’t waste her virginity on some virgin.

— Allie Goertz (@AllieGoertz) April 22, 2019

How I felt it should’ve gone down with Arya and Gendry. #GameOfThornes

— Dean Rizzo (@DeanRizzo) April 22, 2019

Arya and Gendry deserve an award for that slow burn. #GameofThrones

— Benonwine (@benonwine) April 22, 2019

me before season 8: imagine if arya and gendry make eye contact
me now:

— amy✨ (got spoilers) (@aryagendry) April 22, 2019

With any luck, these two of them make it out of next week’s big bloody episode alive so fans can continue shipping them.

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