Arya Stark had a secret behind her plan to kill the Night King

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Game of Thrones’ final few seasons all came down to one huge moment - the death of the Night King (played by Vladimir Furdik).

Many speculated Jon Snow (Kit Harington) would be the one to land the final blow, however viewers were delighted when his sister Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) killed the necromancer.

While it was an incredible moment for fans of the franchise, the scene itself did prompt some viewers to question where Arya came from in the Godswood after not being on screen for some time.

Thankfully, the editor of The Long Night, Tim Porter, has explained how the bosses surprised viewers with Arya's attack.

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He revealed: “It was important that this wasn’t simply a fast-paced battle episode, as ‘battle fatigue’ can set in very quickly.”

Tim explained the episode was divided up into three portions, the build up, the action-packed battle sequence, and the final act which saw the fall of the Night King.

He added he was told to focus on the other characters like Jon and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) to make viewers forget Arya.

“We wanted to lose her,” he explained. “To take the focus off where she was, and what she was doing, until we see her entrance into the Godswood to save the day.”

Fans will remember Arya seemingly disappeared from the action after leaving Melisandre (Carice Van Houten) and the Hound (Rory McCann) to fend off wights.

It was clear she wanted to kill the Night King but as the focus shifted, it wouldn't be surprising if viewers forgot about Arya's instructions.

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