Game of Thrones fans will put up with a lot: Losing beloved characters in giant bloodbaths, waiting for almost two years between seasons, and fewer episodes as each season comes. But will we be okay if the finale isn’t what we expected?
Maisie Williams, who has played Arya Stark since the show began, told Sky News she’s not totally sure. “I don’t think anyone is going to be satisfied [when it ends]. I don’t think anyone wants it to end, but I’m really proud of this final season,” she said. Williams, now 21 years old, has had the show in her life for a long time, and said: “It’s going to be really weird when it’s done, and every day it’s a step closer to it not being a part of my life anymore.”
But she’s not going to farewell it with much ceremony, claiming she’d probably hang out with her flatmate: “He’s going to say ‘Well done,’ and I’m going to go ‘Thanks, bedtime.'”
The Game of Thrones cast and crew have remained tight-lipped about the finale—with fake scenes, encryption of scripts, and many other measures put in place by the show’s leaders—apart from Williams’ BFF Sophie Turner, who admitted that she’s told a few of her friends what happens at the end of the cult HBO series. “I’m so bad at keeping secrets,” She told W Magazine.“ I don’t think people tell me things anymore because they know that I can’t keep them. I’ve already told the ending of Game of Thrones to a few people.”
Those who aren’t lucky enough to have Turner at their ear will just have to wait for more information; the eighth season premieres on April 14, and the ultimate fate of Westeros won’t be revealed until six weeks later when the finale airs.