“When they ask you what happened here, tell them that the North remembers…” Arya Stark came for and killed her enemies in the Game of Thrones Season 7 premiere — and we’re still not over it, tbh.
Maisie Williams, who plays the youngest Stark daughter, kicked off the episode by returning to House Frey to avenge the deaths of her loved ones. In what is sure to be remembered as one of the best scenes of the series, Arya (disguised as Walder Frey) gave a speech congratulating the men who slaughtered her family at the Red Wedding. All was happy and merry until her speech began to take a turn.
“Yes, yes… cheer. Brave men, all of you,” Walder (aka Arya) snarled at the guests. “Butchered a woman, pregnant with a baby. Cut the throat of a mother-of-five. Slaughtered your guests after inviting them into your home.”
And just like that, the party turned into a massacre as men began to fall to the ground after being poisoned by wine. That’s when the crowd realized that Arya was wearing Walder’s face (gross!) in order to murder his House.
The Internet (understandably) lost their minds on Twitter because this is a huge victory for House Stark. And honestly, who doesn’t want to see the North come out on top?
#GameOfThrones It would be so cool to end the whole series with someone on the throne then they take off the face and it’s Arya Stark.
— nyjae johnson (@JayNyjae) July 17, 2017
I know everybody’s all about Dany and her dragons, but for my money Arya Stark is the baddest of them all. #GameOfThrones
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) July 17, 2017
— Kayla Marie (@KP_KaylaMarie) July 17, 2017
There were a lot of memorable moments during the GoT premiere, but this one definitely took the (pigeon?) cake. Later in the episode, she ran into members of the Lannister army (aka Ed Sheeran LOL) and when asked where she was headed, she answered, “To kill the queen.” All the men burst out laughing, but we have a feeling that Arya’s going to get the last laugh when this is all over.
She did warn us: “Leave one wolf alive and the sheep are never safe.”