Exactly How Old Are the Characters on Game of Thrones?

Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams

Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams

The final season of Game of Thrones continues next Sunday on HBO. So, in order to help you tide over, we made a decision to give you this.

Arya finally got some, so to speak, during the second episode, as she hooked up with Gendry in a slightly cringy scene.

So, where does this all leave Arya and Gendry going forward?

In Season 8 Episode 2: "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" - Jon Snow tells Daenerys Targaryen about his true heritage, Jamie Lannister settles into Winterfell, Brienne of Tarth becomes a Knight, Sansa Stark proves she's an icon, and Arya Stark and Gendry consummate their relationship. From the beginning, Arya has bucked stereotypical gender norms, which are even more rigid in the medieval setting of Westeros. It's a inspirational journey from girlhood to womanhood that's worth looking back at.

You weren't the only one surprised by that scene between Arya Stark and Gendry on Game of Thrones.

If you've not seen the second episode yet, there are spoilers ahead, so read at your own risk.

Brienne of Tarth was finally knighted, Tyrion was able to pour his cohorts some wine, Jon got the snowballs to tell Daenerys about his true parentage (though she didn't have time to properly react; more on that next week), and Podrick basically won Winterfell's Got Talent by singing that hauntingly handsome song. "At the same time, I don't want to be patronizing toward Maisie - she's a 20-year-old woman".

A girl like's what she sees. Also, in King's Landing (on the continent of Westeros), Arya meets Jaqen, who offers to take her to Braavos to join the Faceless Men assassin guild. Although she declines, he gives her an iron coin that will allow her to obtain passage to Braavos.

After some heavy flirtation on Season 8's first episode with Gendry, Arya Stark - staring down death - decided she wanted to experience sex for the first time. with Gendry.

Moments before, Arya sits with her old travel companion The Hound in a moment of quiet rapprochement. More specifically, Gendry. Sure, we've seen her kill countless people over the course of the seven-plus seasons, but given how we've seen her grow up from a young kid, it was quite the shock to many viewers, who apparently went online in droves to see how old the actress truly was (for the record, she's 22).

In Season 6, when in the eighth episode, we all nearly believe that Arya Stark is dead, the ninth episode is nothing but happiness as she kills Waif and it's not the other way round. She then removes Waif's face and adds it to the Hall of Faces.

Clearly, no pranks were on the table in this case, and Maisie Williams said it was during the table read for the episode that she came to terms with what filming that moment meant.