'Game of Thrones' season 8: Women will be on top

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'Game of Thrones'
A still from the HBO TV series "Game of Thrones" starring Maisie Williams as Arya Stark Facebook/ Game of Thrones

Big things are expected in “Game of Thrones” season 8, and no one seems more excited than the cast members. In a recent interview, Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) talked about the evolution of her character, and how the women on the show will end up on the top by the time the TV series ends.

The next six episodes of the show will end the story for all the current contenders for the Iron Throne. In an interview with Elle, Wiliams spoke about the evolution of her character. She said that season 7 was a turning point for Arya.

“Arya was always killing the baddies, Williams said. “But then we saw her start to use those manipulative powers. It’s not until she had that whole dialogue with her sister Sansa in the last season that you realise what she’s become, that she’s being awful to someone who we love.”

Has Arya truly transformed into a baddie? Williams’ comments doesn’t bode well for the heroes, especially at a time when they are facing their biggest challenge with the invasion of the White Walkers.

No matter how Arya acts in the next season, things will apparently end well for the women on the show. Williams explained that the TV series is set in the medieval period, a time when women didn’t really have a lot of rights. Women on the show have, however, managed to do well as the seasons progressed, and the same can be expected in the final season.

“It just feels great, being on set with all these girls. They’re all ruling, you know, they’re all back on top – it’s pretty impressive,” Williams said.

Williams didn’t tease any spoilers in her interview. At the moment the two big contenders for the Iron Throne are Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and Cersei (Lena Headey). It looks like Jon Snow (Kit Harrington), who should also be in the race, won’t get to rule the Seven Kingdoms!