Did you want something to be made of Jon Snow's Targaryen heritage, the mystery that animated fans for decades? Too bad! Did you want some explanation of how Bran's warging powers work, and therefore finish the series confident that he would be a benevolent king and didn't manipulate the affairs of the past eight seasons to get the results he wanted, making him complicit in thousands of deaths? Sorry! Did you want to see Arya confront the top of her kill list? So did Maisie Williams.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Williams revealed where she thought her character's story was headed.
"I just wanted to be on set with Lena again, she’s good fun," Williams explained. "And I wanted Arya to kill Cersei even if it means [Arya] dies too. Even up to the point when Cersei’s with Jaime I thought [while reading the script], ‘He’s going to whip off his face [and reveal its Arya]’ and they’re both going to die. I thought that’s what Arya’s drive has been."