You guys, Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on ‘Game Of Thrones,’ TOTALLY understood how we were feeling after Jon Snow’s shocking death in the Season 5 finale. Check out her reaction!
Maisie William’s, 18, character, Arya Stark, had a pretty rough fate in the June 14 episode of Game Of Thrones, but her blindness was nothing compared to losing Jon Snow! Even the actress herself had a major freak out moment when she learned how the episode as going to end.
While participating in a Twitter Q&A during the GOT Season 5 finale, Maisie truthfully revealed how she felt about the episode — and she could barely type she was so fired up over it! “I DNT CARE ABUT UR SILLY FEKIN NIGHTS WATCH OMG STAHP STABBIN JON SNOOOO,” she responded to a fan’s question.
Jon Snow was shockingly killed at the end of the episode, when he was brutally stabbed by Allister “for the Watch.” Eventually, all of the men of the Night’s Watch began stabbing Snow over and over again, and he was left to die. Yep, the death was even confirmed by the episode’s director, as well as Kit Harington, the actor who plays Jon Snow.
However, let’s not take everything at face value here. Keep in mind that, in this episode, the show finally caught up to the books, and author George R.R. Martin has previously revealed that Jon’s fate is actually ambiguous. “Oh, you think he’s dead, do you?” he told Entertainment Weekly in 2011. “My readers should know better than to take anything as gospel.”
Hmm…so could Jon Snow come back at some point in the future?! It wouldn’t necessarily mean Kit and the show’s director are lying, just that they simply don’t actually know the character’s fate yet — it hasn’t been written! George has also said, “If there’s one thing we know in A Song Of Ice and Fire is that death is not necessarily permanent.” So perhaps this is just a one season thing!
As for Maisie’s character, Arya, she did some killing of her own, stabbing Meryn Trant all over, including his eyes, and then slitting his throat. But, as Jaqen told her, ‘That man’s life wasn’t yours to take,’ and she was subsequently punished for the deed — with blindness!
— Alyssa Norwin