Game of Thrones fever is ramping up to a fever pitch as the show's final season premiere on April 14 draws ever nearer.
A mere two weeks from the finish line, the entire cast and crew of the show are making every effort to keep even the most minuscule plot point under lock and key for fear of slipping on a spoiler.
On The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, however, it certainly seemed like Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, gave away a HUGE plot twist.
There was only one catch: the episode aired on April 1.
Maisie Williams Accidentally Drops a Major Spoiler in Game of Thrones' Final Seasonyoutu.be
In the clip, Williams casually lists several moments that have been crucial to Arya's journey as a character.
Then, when Jimmy begs for some details from the upcoming season, she seems to let out a little more than she intended:
"During shooting, like, the final days were really like emotional, saying goodbye to all the cast. Because, when I found out that Arya died in like the second episode I was like..."
At this point, Williams seems to realize what she's done and covers her mouth in fear, asking if her flub can be edited out.
Jimmy attempts to comfort her, saying it will all be edited out and they can continue with the interview as if nothing happened.
Maisie Williams April Fools prank on #FallonTonight is what all April Fools pranks are suppose to be! 😂🤣👏 None of… https://t.co/rZMHr87zWn— Ronnie🐼Vuki🐻 (@Ronnie🐼Vuki🐻) 1554183161.0
Unfortunately, Williams really does seem overcome by her mistake, and walks off the set without any explanation. Jimmy, concerned, follows her to the curtain, which he pulls back to reveal...APRIL FOOLS!
No spoilers had been revealed after all.
.@Maisie_Williams REALLY had me freaking out for a sec on #FallonTonight tonight!!! Her acting definitely sold that April Fools joke.— Ben Eslinger (@Ben Eslinger) 1554183435.0
Fans couldn't believe they fell for the prank!
AHHHHHHHHH.... I BELIEVED YOU ALL SOOO MUCH!!! 😳😲😳😲😳😲😳😲😳😲😳 @jimmyfallon @Maisie_Williams 😶April Fools, but oh my… https://t.co/KaiPd9DcCi— CGK (@CGK) 1554179149.0
That Maisie Williams talk show spoiler April fools got me good 😩— Jack R (@Jack R) 1554211089.0
...and the best actress award goes to... Maisie Williams for her April Fools prank in Jimmy Fallon's Show *the crowd goes wild*— gus bus (@gus bus) 1554212274.0
Maisie's acting is what truly sold the joke!
Yesterday was April fools day and someone sent me the video of Maisie Williams at Jimmy Fallon's show I'm still rec… https://t.co/I6Nmyi0QI5— Tumsifu (@Tumsifu) 1554206160.0
Even if this is fake (lol april fools), Maisie Williams is a capital-T, Thespian. https://t.co/MeZBiZKBzt— Josh Hill (@Josh Hill) 1554212907.0
that Maisie Williams april fools was so good... like she was shaking... 10/10— ❄️ cold weather lover 🥶 (@❄️ cold weather lover 🥶) 1554209400.0
In the age of internet hoaxes, April Fools has become a little less fun than it used to be... until now.
I only fell for one April Fools prank this year. Well done @FallonTonight and @Maisie_Williams— 𝑫𝑨𝑽𝑬 (@𝑫𝑨𝑽𝑬) 1554178404.0
This is easily one of the best April Fools I’ve ever seen. That reaction 😂😭 .@Maisie_Williams showing her talents r… https://t.co/AQmyVgiu8K— Dani McCabe (@Dani McCabe) 1554209761.0
Low key believed this for maybe .5 seconds cause I forgot it was April fools, then I remembered that… https://t.co/hKsdS3fH1m— Hailey Beaupre (@Hailey Beaupre) 1554211956.0
People were amazed that they were still able to be surprised by April Fools jokes...
Ok the best April Fools joke that got me was the Maisie Williams one on Fallon It was too much of an act still— Edward Gutierrez (@Edward Gutierrez) 1554189009.0
Okay okay @Maisie_Williams I knew you were a pretty decent actress. And I knew it was April fools. Yet her acting… https://t.co/qrRSLDD8zX— Chris (@Chris) 1554184608.0
Possibly the best April Fools prank this year... https://t.co/vIC0QDxkZR— Points of Difference Travel & Events (@Points of Difference Travel & Events) 1554182904.0
Maisie Williams #AprilFools day prank was one for the books. I swear i believed her!— free spirit👻🇰🇪 (@free spirit👻🇰🇪) 1554215422.0
The prank was all the more emotionally affecting so close to the show's upcoming premiere...
Game of Thrones | Season 8 | Official Promo: Survival (HBO)www.youtube.com
Thanks, Maisie, for making us all the more excited for April 14! It's going to be a big one.
Lol happy april fools' https://t.co/8V0ISkST9P— Lably (@Lably) 1554214515.0