Warning: Major spoilers ahead! If you haven’t seen Game of Throne‘s season 5 finale episode, then turn away now.
Are we good now?
Game of Thrones just killed of its biggest character yet and fans everywhere are still reeling from the loss of Jon Snow (Kit Harrington)
The HBO series is known for its many twists and turns and surprising deaths, but this one, in particular, may hit the show the hardest.
For the past five seasons, Jon Snow has been an integral part of the series’ overall plot, but in the last moments of season 5, he was murdered in cold blood at the hands of the Night’s Watch who branded him a traitor to their cause.
Harrington spoke with Entertainment Weekly about his departure from the show and was quoted as saying, “I’m not coming back.”
On learning about his character’s fate:
“Like every season, you read something in the script and go, “Oh f–k.” I kind of knew it was coming. I didn’t read [George R.R. Martin’s novel] A Dance with Dragons. But I read the other books and I had heard this is what happens. So I had an inkling it should be this season. I didn’t realize it would be final shot of the season and that made it extra special. It’s always kind of nice really when you’re the last thing that happens in that episode. I dunno, I loved it. I loved how they brought Olly in to be the person who kills me. I love how the storyline with Thorne was wrapped up. I think it was really well crafted by [showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss]. It felt like the right way for it to happen.”
But, is Jon Snow really dead?
“This is my understanding of it. I had a sit-down with Dan and David, we did the Tony Soprano walk [letting an actor know they’re being whacked]. And they said, “Look, you’re gone, it’s done.” And as far as the salary thing goes, that angered me when that story came out. I don’t know where it came from, but it was inaccurate in many ways. It’s going to put questions into your head and into fans’ heads that things are not what they are. Quite honestly, I have never been told the future of things in this show, but this is the one time I have. They sat me down and said, “This is how it is.” If anything in the future is not like that, then I don’t know about it – it’s only in David and Dan and George’s heads. But I’ve been told I’m dead. I’m dead. I’m not coming back next season. So that’s all I can tell you, really.”
This is a sad day for Game of Thrones fans who will miss Jon Snow’s slightly brooding exterior, his rugged features, and his undying devotion to doing what’s right.
Bye, Jon Snow.
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