While we eagerly await the (delayed) seventh season of Game of Throneswhich will be one of the show’s last seasons (cue all of the tears!) — hints about the upcoming trials and tribulations of the Westeros-based characters seem to suggest that this year will be just as intense as we’d expect. In fact, according to star Maisie Williams, nothing will prepare you for what’s coming, because it’s about to get real. Whoa!

Maisie Williams

Maisie’s cast-mate, Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow, still has to catch up on his reading homework, but told The Hollywood Reporter that he thinks things will be getting “very bleak before if there is a happy ending… I think it’s going to get very dark before it gets better… I think with the whole ‘winter is finally here’ business, it means everyone is going to have a really bad time.” Yikes!

Maisie Williams _ Game of Thrones

But it’s Maisie, who plays the kick-butt Arya Stark, that’s really in the know — and what she has to say will give you chills.

NOTHING WILL PREPARE YOU FOR THIS! As if that wasn’t over-the-top exciting in itself, she added…

O…M…G! Can’t wait!

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(h/t MTV; photos via Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty, Game of Thrones)