Credit: Oliver Upton/HBO ©2011 Home Box Office Photo: Ygritte on Game of Thrones

We're less than a week away from the sixth Game of Thrones episode, "The Old Gods and the New," where Rose Leslie, who played determined housemaid Gwen Dawson on Downton Abbeyfinally (finally!) makes her debut as wildling warrior woman Ygrette.

Ygrette comes into the picture when Jon Snow (Kit Harington) meets her beyond The Wall — and there will definitely be some sparks between the fiery redhead and the bastard. Of their relationship, E! reports, "Let's just say that she and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) aren't the best of friends...now." Ooh, we can't wait to see these two tango! Things are bound to get interesting, and as you might recall: Jon Snow is a virgin. Dun-dun-DUN.

 

For those keeping count, Rose marks the second Downton face to feature on the series — the first being Iain Glen, who plays Jorah Mormont on GoT and Sir Richard Carlisle on Downton. Wonder if we'll see anymore Downton-ers stopping by Westeros in the near future?

 

Source: E! Online

 

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