Everyone is reeling over this footage of Maisie Williams training for Arya’s duel with Brienne

When Arya Stark and Brienne of Tarth finally went head-to-head in a duel, Game of Thrones fans were probably gleefully jumping up and down on their couches. The face-off had been a long time coming, and everyone was eager to see how these two formidable women would size each other up.

While the scene itself is memorable, the actual choreography behind the fight is so impressive and intricate that you may have missed it during your initial viewing of the episode.

A recent behind-the-scenes featurette explored the amount of work and training that went into that infamous fight scene between Arya and Brienne — and it’s safe to say that Maisie Williams and Gwendoline Christie definitely earned their paychecks, considering the hours of practice they endured in preparation for shooting.

While the whole sequence is impressive, there was one particular jaw-dropping dagger trick that caught Twitter’s eye.

People were utterly mesmerized by the staggering dagger toss.

Too bad the full impressiveness of this fight sequence was lost on many of us watching the episode at home.

So, yes, in case you had any reservations about whether or not Arya is as badass in real life as she is on TV, then I think it’s safe to say those doubts have officially been put to rest.

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