Kit Harington thought Jon Snow was going to lead the army to victory in the Battle of Winterfell (Picture: HBO)**Warning, contains Game Of Thrones spoilers, so watch out!**
Game Of Thrones season eight aired its third episode last night, which saw the Night King’s army defeated in the Battle of Winterfell.
Arya Stark (played by Maisie Williams) murdered the leader of the White Walkers with help from Melisandre (Clarice Van Houten) much to the amazement of Kit Harington, thought his character Jon Snow would be the one to lead the clan to victory.
‘I was surprised, I thought it was gonna be me!’ Kit gasped to Entertainment Weekly shortly after the installment The Long Night had aired.
The 32-year-old star continued: ‘But I like it. 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.
Arya Stark killed the Night King (Picture: HBO)‘I think it will frustrate some in the audience that Jon’s hunting the Night King and you’re expecting this epic fight and it never happens – that’s kind of Thrones.
‘But 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.’
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Maisie herself had doubts over the storyline, adding to the publication: ‘I immediately thought that everybody would hate it; that Arya doesn’t deserve it.
‘The hardest thing is in any series is when you build up a villain that’s so impossible to defeat and then you defeat them. It has to be intelligently done because otherwise people are like, “Well, [the villain] couldn’t have been that bad when some 100-pound girl comes in and stabs him.”
We have a lot of questions that need answering after watching the latest Game Of Thrones episode, but namely whether or not Arya has what it takes to go all the way.
Game Of Thrones continues Sunday on HBO and Sky Atlantic and series one to seven are available to watch on NOW TV.
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