We are just a few days removed from the season four premiere of Game of Thrones, and people are still discussing how Arya Stark and The Hound stole the show with Arya’s dark turn that has been teased in the past.
Now that the season premiere is in the books, Maisie Williams, who plays Arya on the show, discussed the exciting turn for her character with Entertainment Weekly.
“It’s kind of frightening. She hasn’t done much that’s really that effective. In this moment after she’s killed Polliver, she’s realized her own power as well. It was about being in the right pace at the right time,” Williams said.
“I think she’s also trying to show The Hound too — I got this list and I can do this if I want to. She’s definitely kind of changing and putting on a more brutal approach to things. It’s a lot more risky, as well, she’s not afraid of death.”
Fans were a bit surprised by the way that Polliver’s character was killed since it was different from the book series, and it doesn’t look like that will be the only change we see on the screen this season.
“This year there’s a few key plot twists and the way [the show's] writers go about it is different than the books. I think fans of the books will be a little confused … which I think is fantastic because it keeps it interesting for everyone,” Williams added.
Game of Thrones season four is off to a hot start and the show premiered to record ratings on Sunday, so if the series continues to keep fans interested and provide viewers with the twists and turns that leave everyone surprised we could see the ratings continue to be impressive throughout the entire season.