Game of Thrones 8 Episode 2 featured the first sex scene of the season between Arya Stark and Gendry. Jon Snow’s allies including Samwell Tarly, Tormund Giantsbane among others arrived with a message that the White Walkers will arrive at Winterfell by next morning.
The army is preparing itself for the massive battle to save humankind from the dead. Bran Stark has a plan in place how he will lure the Night King to come forward so that Jon Snow’s army can attack him with dragonglass weapons. Jon Snow reveals his true identity to Daenerys Targaryen that he is Aegon, the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. Meanwhile, Arya Stark decides to experience it all on her last night before the Battle of Winterfell.
Arya who left Winterfell as a kid has had her experiences growing up. She had her training under the Faceless Men, and made it back with a long journey Winterfell. She’s killed those who wronged her and she even tricked Littlefinger in season 7 along with sister Sansa. Interestingly, Gendry has a connection to the Starks. He is the bastard son of Robert Baratheon, as revealed to him by Melisandre when she harvested his blood for a spell to kill Robb Stark during season 7. He’s the one making dragonglass weapons to fight the White Walkers. He even made a deadly looking spear for Arya
Speaking about the scene to Entertainment Weekly, actress Maisie Williams, recalled how she felt it was a joke when she read the script. “At first, I thought it was a prank. I was like, ‘Yo, good one.’ And [the showrunners were] like, ‘No, we haven’t done that this year.’ Oh f—k! It was that moment where she says, ‘We’re probably going to die tomorrow, I want to know what this feels like before that happens.’ It’s interesting to see Arya be a bit more human, speak more normally about things people are scared of,” she was quoted saying.