Maisie Williams talks THAT GoT season 7 opening twist

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Warning: This article contains spoilers for Game of Thrones season 7 episode 1 'Dragonstone'.

Game of Thrones has finally returned, and the season seven premiere kicked off with a scene that was deceiving in the best way possible.

David Bradley reprises his role as the late Walder Frey, gathering his men who played a part in the brutal Red Wedding and throwing a feast for them.

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At first glance, it appears to be a flashback.

In reality, it's very much the present day and Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) is wearing Walder's face.

Also? She poisoned the wine.

Walder's wife looks on in utter shock as each of the Frey men falls victim to the poison.

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"When people ask you what happened here, tell them the North remembers," Arya tells her. "Tell them, winter came for House Frey."

Maisie Williams chatted to Entertainment Weekly about that opening scene.

"It's so f**ked up!" she said. "Even Arya is surprised she has so much power.

"In that last moment she's staring out at all those men dying, she's turned into a bit more of a monster than she's ever realised.

"I don't think she's sad about that, but she's got it on her mind."

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That wasn't the only Arya-related surprise in the first episode back. Arya later came across a group of rather friendly Lannister soldiers, one of whom was played by Ed Sheeran.

Game of Thrones airs on HBO in the US and on Sky Atlantic in the UK. Check out a preview clip for episode 2 'Stormborn' right here:

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