As Game of Thrones tragically draws to an end, it seems that the world cannot stop talking about it. But one scene, in particular, has really got the internet talking - including stars of the show themselves!
In Sunday's episode, we saw fan-favorite, Arya Stark, in ... let's just say, a compromising position. For a character that we're more used to seeing as a terrifying assassin, watching her reveal a softer side was, in equal parts, cute and disconcerting. The internet was pretty divided, with some totally digging the character's development, and others thinking that the whole sequence was nothing short of wildly inappropriate.
But now, someone else has weighed in on that Arya moment - someone with more authority on the subject than most. Sophie Turner, who plays Arya's big sister, Sansa Stark, posted her commentary on the scene on her Instagram stories - and her response is as unexpected as it is hilarious! Scroll down to see for yourself. Careful, there are spoilers ahead!
Game of Thrones is currently in the midst of its final season.It's really become more than just a hit television show. In fact, it's something akin to a genuine cultural phenomenon.
It chronicles the struggles for power in a fictional land.And although the setting is fantastical, the bulk of the stories are inherently and incredibly human, which is a major reason for the show's success.
Alongside political struggles, there are slightly more obvious threats to the land of Westeros.For example, fire breathing dragons and a huge zombie army who are currently trying to invade Westeros.
One of the most popular families on the show are the Starks.The northernmost residing of the noble families, the Starks are known for being inherently honorable and incredibly tough.
Which is not to say that they've had an easy ride.The various Stark children have all faced their own personal Hells during the course of the show, although they seem to be in slightly better stead now.
Arya Stark is the youngest of the two daughters.From her first appearance, it was clear that she wasn't your average young lady. She's always had a propensity for fighting and truly marched to the beat of her own drum.
Her relationship with elder sister, Sansa, hasn't always been rosy.The Stark siblings often clashed as Sansa had a more traditional set of values than her rebellious younger sister.
But in real life, this couldn't be further from the truth.Actresses, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner are real-life BFFs and have a hilarious (and incredibly cute) friendship.
This interview is an absolute must-watch!If you want to quickly and efficiently understand Turner's and Williams' dynamic, look no further.
The pair are clearly very close.
via: Getty ImagesIn fact, some credit their social media friendship as one of the reasons for the humongous growth of the television franchise.
During the course of filming, the pair have truly bonded.They often have sleepovers during filming, and broadcast their antics on social media for everyone to enjoy.
This week's Game of Thrones episode included a pretty shocking scene.In it, Arya Stark's friendship with blacksmith and illegitimate Baratheon, Gendry, was taken to the next level.
The couple had long been close.But as Arya prepared herself for battle, she decided to take a leap and ask Gendry to take their friendship to the next level.
We'll leave the rest up to your imagination.But let's just say, it was most certainly a divisive move on the part of the Game of Thrones writers.
There was one major reason for the controversy.We've known Arya Stark since she was a little girl, so seeing her behave in such a grown-up way made some feel a little icky.
People had mixed feelings.
Me shipping Arya and Gendry vs. me when they actually get together #GameofThrones https://t.co/zc1vdf2Pdi— Darian (@Darian)1555960552.0
Especially as it was so unexpected.If you'd told us this spoiler earlier in the series, we're pretty sure we would have laughed.
Which is kind of silly, considering.
Arya has slit throats, gouged eyes out, witnessed the beheading of her father, baked men INTO A PIE, poisoned an en… https://t.co/rgXWQpOHkS— Cabrel (@Cabrel)1555987893.0
This was probably the main issue.
#GameOfThrones Arya: ...... Gendry: ...... Arya:...... 👖➡️ Everyone: https://t.co/tbYEnOz8gY— Ash❄️ (@Ash❄️)1555962089.0
But the couple have undeniable chemistry.
find yourself a partner who looks at you the way arya and gendry look at each other throwing big ole fuckin knives… https://t.co/tdeNtRpzDN— emma lord (@emma lord)1555895542.0
For some, it was a long time coming.
Arya and Gendry deserve an award for that slow burn. #GameofThrones https://t.co/NeIlglcDUv— Benonwine (@Benonwine)1555932197.0
And, after all, it did seem like the right time.
Gendry and Arya out here VIBIN https://t.co/CI2zwaVOir— Kate Halliwell (@Kate Halliwell)1555895526.0
Overall, the internet seemed happy with the scene.
when arya ditched the hound to go spend her potential last hours banging gendry https://t.co/IpjNKCNI3Q— Veronica McCann (@Veronica McCann)1555899423.0
This weekend was also Easter.The second episode of the eighth season of Game of Thrones came out on Easter Sunday.
A fact not lost on Sophie Turner.
Sophie Turner was off that wine talking about Arya and Gendry last night on #GameofThrones 😂🍷 https://t.co/aeYnLEMTgb— Game of Thrones Facts (@Game of Thrones Facts)1555957677.0
People could not believe what they were seeing.Sophie seems a little bit buzzed in the impromptu video, but we have to respect her amazing comedic timing.
People suspected that she may have been a little tipsy.
@thronesfacts That Red Wine hit different sometimes— Gjvenchygodblessme (@Gjvenchygodblessme)1555962534.0
Some hoped that the video would start a trend.
@thronesfacts I need @SophieT reaction videos to every episode pls— Lady Stark 🇲🇽 (@Lady Stark 🇲🇽)1555987551.0
As one Twitter-user pointed out...
game of thrones is giving us what we want with brienne/jaime, sansa/theon, arya/gendry and missandei/greyworm just… https://t.co/HS2A1gInOh— charlotte (@charlotte)1555926558.0