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With just a matter of weeks to go until the last ever series of Game of Thrones hits our screens, Maisie Williams has offered some friendly advice to those of us who are rushing about trying to get back up to speed.
The actor, who plays Arya Stark, has revealed the key series that you absolutely have to watch in order to be ready for the eighth instalment, due to arrive on 15 April on Sky Atlantic.
Obviously, you'd have to have a decent amount of time on your hands to be able to fit in 67 hours or thereabouts to watch every single episode. If you wanted to do that, you should have started ages ago and broken it up into manageable chunks.
However, according to Williams, you should still go back to the very start.
You see, she told Rolling Stone magazine that she wanted to go back and have a quick refresher course on the show ahead of the dramatic denouement.
With that in mind, she stuck on series one. Back to where it all began.
She said: "After I read [the script for] Season 8, I watched Season 1.
"There's a lot of similarities."
That's sort of true, as well.
If you watch carefully, there are actually quite a few pieces of information available to the second time viewer that might have meant nothing to you the first time around.
There's a lot of foreshadowing surrounding the actual parentage of Jon Snow - spoiler alert: he's a Targaryen and probably going to ride a dragon - as well as a few other interesting snippets.
If you remember watching the first series, it was quite slow and brooding. That's probably because there was a lot of set-up and establishment that needed to go on before they could get to where they're at now.
It's not all violence, incest and drinking.
Actually, wait, that is most of it.
Williams went on to chat to about how far her character has come so far, and what is in store for the final showdown. Apparently, there were tears. Arya - for a long time a cold-blooded killing machine - is starting to become a bit more emotional once more.
She continued: "It was really amazing, perfect timing because Arya's just starting to feel again for the first time.
"So it was actually kind of beautiful, the way it was working. Because usually I'm trying to play Arya with no emotion, whilst feeling everything.
"And this time I was feeling nothing while I was trying to feel something, and it worked... I think."
She added: "I feel very satisfied with the ending of the entire show.
"Every story arc came to a really good close."
Let's hope so. We'll find out soon enough.
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