In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, co-star Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) recalled how Harington told her it was revealed that he would end the Night King and, like everyone at home, expected that it happens.
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“He was expecting it to go that way too, and he even said, ‘It was going to go this way. Someone told me in season three that I was going to kill The Night King, ”Williams said.
“And then he read the script, and it was Arya the whole time,” she added, laughing. “Yeah, I think it would’ve been too obvious. I’m glad it’s Arya, honestly. I think I had the best script of the last season.
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Harington addressed the ending in an interview last year.
“I was kinda screwed, only because I wanted to kill the Night King!” he admitted. “I think I felt like everyone else, in that it had been in place for a long time, and then I couldn’t do it. But I was so happy for Maisie and Arya. I was secretly like, ‘I wanted to do this!’ ”
“But it was a really nice twist, and it tied Maisie’s journey in a really nice way,” he added. “Over the seasons, we’ve seen her develop these skills to become this hardened assassin, and she uses it all to kill our main antagonist.