Maisie Williams thought 'Game of Thrones' viewers would "hate" the surprise twist from this week's episode.
The 22-year-old actress admitted that even her boyfriend thought Jon Snow (Kit Harington) should be the one to kill the Night King, not her own alter ego Arya Stark, though it was "unbelievably exciting" for her to have such a key role in 'The Battle of Winterfell'.
She said: "It was so unbelievably exciting. But 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.' You gotta make it cool.
"And then I told my boyfriend and he was like, 'Mmm, should be Jon though really, shouldn't it?' "