Warning: The following post contains spoilers for Season 8, Episode 2 of Game of Thrones.
Episode 2 of Game of Thrones Season 8, which aired on April 21st, saw the group at Winterfell spending their last night together before the impending battle against the dead. It was an episode filled with reconciliations, recollections, and revelations. But one of the most shocking moments of the episode came when Arya Stark had sex for the first time—with her extremely fit friend from the Kingsroad, Gendry. And it turns out even Maisie Williams had her doubts about the scene when she saw the script for the episode.
Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have infamously given the cast fake scripts in the past, but that wasn’t the case for this scene. However, Weiss and Benioff did let Williams choose how much skin she wanted to show in the scene.
Joe Dempsie, who plays Gendry, admitted to EW that the scene was a little strange for him since he’s known Williams since she was a preteen.
HBO even made sure to clarify Arya’s age in a pre-show tweet—just in case fans had similar reservations.
This season of Game of Thrones has already been full of surprises. Now, fingers crossed both Arya and Gendry manage to survive their battle against the army of the dead.