Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams has left fans questioning whether she has spoiled how the show ends ahead of its much-anticipated eighth and final season.
Williams, who plays Arya Stark in George RR Martin’s beloved fantasy series, posted a photo of blood-stained shoes to her Instagram along with a handful of eye-catching hashtags.
“goodbye belfast. goodbye arya. goodbye game of thrones. what a joy I’ve had. Here’s to the adventures to come [sic],” she wrote.
“#lastwomanstanding #barely #immasleepforthenextfouryears #justkiddingidontsleep.”
While the post was mainly about her wrapping up filming of a show she’s been a part of since its conception back in 2011, it also featured some curious hashtags. The one with the most interest to fans of the show was “#lastwomanstanding”, as a bloodbath is very much expected as the series wraps up, with the main characters simultaneously battling it out for the Iron Throne and fending off White Walkers.
— Hakaishin Parasect (@SpiritPowerBomb) July 7, 2018
— Joshua Payne (@oshuaa95) July 7, 2018
I can’t believe they really spoiled the ending of Game Of Thrones. This has to be a work!!! There has to be more to the story.
— The Extraordinary Xilla (@BlogXilla) July 7, 2018
In addition to the post, fellow Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey, who plays Cersei, commented on it with one word: “Queen.” That’s sent the rumour mill into overdrive as fans attempt to decipher whether Headey was just being complimentary, or if Arya is genuinely destined to become Queen of Westeros.
Neither Williams nor Headey have removed their comments, despite the speculation about their meaning.