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Maisie Williams Talks THAT Arya/Gendry Scene From Episode 2

Spoilers for episode 2 of Game of ThronesGet out now if you haven’t seen it! You good? Okay then.

Episode 2 was a comparatively slower paced episode, allowing us to explore the characters and their relationships perhaps for the last time before the White Walker invasion. It featured great individual moments, like Podrick’s surprisingly great singing skills, Sansa and Theon’s reunion, Bran forgiving Jamie for crippling him, and Brienne being finally made a knight of the seven kingdoms. But the best moment and the one that probably shocked fans the most was Arya and Gendry finally consummating their long-standing crush.

 

Arya Stark and Gendry Baratheon kissing at last

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Yep, Arya finally got laid. The scene began innocently enough, with Gendry finding Arya and giving her the weapon she had request of him in episode 1. Until, that is, the scene took on a more erotically charged flair when Arya began questioning Gendry on how many girls he had before Melisandre and began pointedly removing her gloves. Then as she kissed Gendry and from there, the two got busy. It reminded viewers that Arya was no longer a child and was using that to find some happiness in the night before the battle.

Maisie Williams herself commented on the scene according to Vanity Fair, noting it was Arya’s decision to have sex that made her human again. Noting that human emotions are something Arya has been cutting herself off from, Maisie Williams commented that it was a very ‘human’ decision that grounded her again after so much time away from her family, training to be an assassin and a warrior in isolated parts of the earth. The show runners also noted they gave Williams full control over the scene, with Maisie Williams choosing to have the nudity occur mostly offscreen, noting it was important to focus in on the emotions of the moment and not the sex itself.

The scene itself was quite powerful, showcasing a young woman taking control over her sexuality and engaging in a healthy relationship, especially considering how badly women have been treated in the past throughout Game of Thrones’s history. And since it may be Arya’s last night on earth, this only made the moment more impactful. Hopefully, neither she or Gendry will meet their end next week, considering the army of the dead has now reached Winterfell’s doorstep.

What are your thoughts on the scene? Tell us in the comments!

 

 

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‘Game of Thrones’ Releases Exclusive Single-Malt Whiskies!

Are you starved for Game of Thrones content? Parched, perhaps? Well, until the final season comes out, you can quench your thirst on some new, Game of Thrones themed whiskies! According to Men’s Journal, HBO has teamed up with Johnnie Walker brand Diego to create eight bottles of special-edition whiskey. The first seven correspond to the notable Houses of Game of Thrones, while the last one is an all black version representing the Night’s Watch. HBO has previously teamed up with breweries to make drinks such as ‘Queen of the Seven Kingdoms’ and ‘King of the North’. They even produced a White Walker themed drink, which no doubt has quite the kick to it.

The eight whiskies from Game of Thrones winery

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The different whiskies were brewed at different Scottish distilleries, each corresponding to the countries of the GOT’s universe. The aim was to brew the drinks to be as close to the fictional lands they hail from as possible, with the added flair of Scottish character into the mix. The bottles are available now and while we wait for the upcoming new season, you can binge the first seven seasons, with one of these cups in hand. Which bottle would you choose? House Stark? House Targaryen? Let us know in the comments!

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