Maisie Williams Had the Best Possible Reaction to You-Know-Who's Death on 'Game of Thrones'

Her words speak for all of us.

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Unless you live on a desert island, you know that something truly terrible happened on the season finale of Game of Thrones, because Twitter exploded in an unmitigated torrent of outrage and despair (and because you read our awesome recap (opens in new tab), obvs). But just to cover our butts, SPOILER ALERT, stop reading if you haven't somehow haven't seen it yet, etc. etc.

Okay, moving on.


Jon Snow, hunk extraordinaire, was stabbed to death. (Meaning our haircut-based prediction (opens in new tab) was right!) (opens in new tab)

People were very upset. (opens in new tab)

So when Maisie Williams, AKA Arya Stark, did a Twitter Q&A on Monday, the inevitable question of how she dealt with this blow came up. (opens in new tab)

After all, Snow and Stark had a special, half-sibling bond. Remember when he gave her Needle? *SOB*. (opens in new tab)

But, it's all going to be okay, because if there's one thing we know about Jon Snow, it's that he always comes through. (opens in new tab)

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