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SPOILERS: Utah gymnast makes one of the most memorable moments in Game of Thrones history

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This image released by HBO shows Maisie Williams in a scene from "Game of Thrones," that aired Sunday, April 28, 2019. In the Associated Press' weekly "Wealth of Westeros" series, we're following the HBO fantasy show's latest plot twists and analyzing the economic and business forces driving the story. This week, Arya’s triumphant assassination of the king ice zombie has prompted an appreciation among us for the role of skills, in economics as well as medieval Westeros. (Helen Sloan/HBO via AP)

***SPOILER ALERT! IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE MOST RECENT GAME OF THRONES EPISODE (SEASON 8 EPISODE 3) STOP READING. MAJOR SPOILERS FOLLOW***

Okay, now that you've been warned, one of the most memorable moments in Game of Thrones history aired Sunday night; when Arya Stark stabbed and killed the Night King.

University of Utah Red Rock gymnast and current stunt double Kristina Baskett posed as Arya Stark actress Maisie William's stunt double in the series.

In the scene that set Twitter ablaze, the Night King is confronting Bran "The Three-Eyed Raven" Stark when his sister Arya leaps from behind the Night King, is choked by him before stabbing and killing him with her Valyrian steel blade.

But it was actually Baskett who filmed the scene with Maisie Williams' face later added in post-production.

Baskett has also filmed other Game of Thones' scene for Williams, including this scene during a sword fight with Brienne of Tarth:

According to Baskett's iMDB page, she's done stunts for several Game of Thrones episodes as well as "NCIS: Los Angeles," "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.", and "Jason Bourne."

Baskett competed for the Red Rocks from 2006-09.

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