Winter is coming, but two characters were firing up the forges at Winterfell in more ways than one.
WARNING: This post contains spoilers for Game Of Thrones’ Season 8 Episode 2
Sunday’s (April 21) episode was all about the human connection – and emphasized the characters’ complex relationships with one another (we’re looking at you Jon Snow and Daenerys!). But there was one particular connection that fans couldn’t stop talking about.
Arya (played by Maisie Williams) has been low-key crushing on Gendry (played by Joe Dempsie) for the longest time. And, in the final season’s second episode, she finally did something about it.
Yup, they totally got it on what could probably be the last night of their lives – and the scene was pretty raunchy.
Well, that scene had fans buzzing on social media. And after the episode aired, Sophie Turner, who plays Arya’s sister Sansa and who also happens to be Maisie’s real-life bestie, went on Instagram with a short video message:
“In honor of Easter, I guess Game of Thrones wanted the storyline to have a little Easter bunny hop hop hoppin’ into that —— .. And that’s the tea,” Sophie said in the clip.
Then, on Tuesday (April 23), Maisie also got candid on Twitter about her reaction to the scene.
“If u feel uncomfortable just know that my mother and my step dad and my 2 sisters and my 4 brothers have all probably watched this too ahahakillmeehehe,” she tweeted.
O-M-G. Can you imagine?
Apparently, it was Sophie who gave Maisie the heads up that THAT scene was going to go down this season.
“I called Maisie and was like: ‘Have you read it yet?’” Sophie shared in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “And she’s like, ‘I’m midway through episode one.’ And I’m like: This scene, this page, read it! This is awesome! She was very happy.”
Maisie also confirmed it during her own interview with EW: “Sophie said, ‘Whatever you do, you have to skip to this episode, this scene first. So I just read that and it was practically all I knew about the entire season.”
What happens next on the show is anybody’s guess. Two down, four episodes to go.
Game Of Thrones airs Sunday nights 9PM on HBO.