HBO secretly clarified Arya Stark's age before 'Game of Thrones' season 8's sex scene
There was a pretty teenage romance moment in episode 2 that aired this Sunday and the arc left a lot of fans confused and creeped out because of the age factor.
This article contains spoilers for season 8 episode 2
'Game of Thrones' has had a lot of unconventional sexual relationships on the show but it appears that all it took was Arya Stark and Gendry's hookup to creep fans out. The two hook up in a pretty teenage romance moment in episode 2 that aired this Sunday and the arc left a lot of fans confused and creeped out. Arya's age seemed to be bothering them. But HBO being the old gods who created the show, knew this curveball was coming. So to all those wondering if she is 18, she is indeed.
HBO shared the never been revealed before tidbit in true 'GoT' fashion stating the requirements for being an adult in Westeros ahead of the episode, titled “Knight of the Seven Kingdoms". Unsurprisingly it doesn't include a job or paying rent. "By age 18 in Westeros, you should have," the tweet began with, before stating all the things that only Arya could have possibly done in the whole world. Read the tweet below:
By age 18 in Westeros you should have:— HBO (@HBO_UK) April 21, 2019
- Had a pet.
- Moved out on your own.
- Travelled extensively.
- Had a kill list.
- Pretended to be the opposite sex to evade capture.
- Been blind for a while.
- Ticked at least three people off of your kill list.
Arya Stark, played by Maisie Williams lost her V card to longtime friend/flame Gendry in this week's episode in a moment of calculated strategy. Because everyone was dead, dying or going to die, she decided that she should definitely try out pleasures of the flesh and see " what it feels like". Gendry, totally feeling it, agrees and the two do the deed. This was Arya's first ever sex scene on the show and it made fans wonder, what was so unsettling about the whole thing. " Personally, I thought the Arya Stark sex scene was a little weird #GameOfThrones #GOTS8 ," one user wrote while another said, " What’s the age of consent in the 7 kingdoms?". A third one said, "That Arya x Gendry scene tonight had me like "HOLD UP, I NEED TO PROCESS THIS" *Pulls up Google; types in Arya Stark Age and sees 18, sigh of relief, continues show. Y'all can't be doing this to me"