'Game of Thrones' season 8: Maisie Williams was alone for last scene

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Maisie Williams
Cast member Maisie Williams attends the premiere for the sixth season of HBO's "Game of Thrones" in Los Angeles. Reuters/Phil McCarten

Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) may live a lot longer than many of the other characters in “Game of Thrones” season 8. In a recent interview, Williams spoke about the filming of her very last scene for the show, and her words hint at the possibility of her character out-living some of the others, if not all.

In an interview with TheGuardian, Williams described the last scene she filmed as “beautiful.” “I ended on the perfect scene. I was alone – shocker! Arya’s always bloody alone,” she said.

The fact that Williams’ character is alone in her last scene isn’t much of a spoiler in itself, but then the actress shared some interesting details. Williams had already seen some of the other actors wrap their side of the filming by the time she got to her last day. The experience prepared her, after seeing the last day speeches and tears on the set. However, does it also mean that her character will live a lot longer than the others?

Readers should note that the directors don’t film all the scenes in sequence. However, it is generally a practice to film two or more episodes together, in blocks.

Since Williams filmed her scene after some of the others filmed theirs, it is possible that her character will live a lot longer on the show. However, the fact that the actress was alone in her final scene does seem ominous for her character, as it suggests that Arya may not make it out alive by the end of the show.

The real hints about what to expect in “Game of Thrones” season 8 will only come from the trailers. Filming has wrapped and the show is currently in the postproduction phase of development. The final season is set to premiere sometime in 2019. The producers are yet to announce an exact release date.