One GAME OF THRONES star is speaking out after the devastating finale on Sunday night.
Last night’s GAME OF THRONES finale was a total shocker, leaving fans more than a little riled up. Now, the actor involved in one of the show’s biggest upsets– one so troublesome that many fans are threatening to stop watching the show or even cancel their HBO subscriptions altogether– is speaking out about the story line.
WARNING: THE REST OF THIS POST CONTAINS MASSIVE SPOILERS FOR THE GAME OF THRONES SEASON FINALE, “MOTHER’S MERCY”. DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED!
Actor Kit Harington said that Jon Snow’s surprising death in the finale was in fault his own fault and very reminiscent of his father in that both forgot themselves in the midst of their missions:
There’s a huge amount of fault. He hasn’t paid attention to the people around him. He’s only looked at the big picture this season. His major fault is a bit like Ned’s in that when trying to do the right thing he wasn’t observing the people around him. He had blinders on.
While fans found Jon’s death extremely upsetting, Harington says it offers up a more honest take than most fantasies:
THRONES treats drama as real life. And people die and don’t accomplish what we think they’re meant to in real life. And I think that’s one of the powerful things about THRONES. The major loss with Jon’s through-line is he never finds out who his mother is and that’s the heartbreaking thing for me.
As for the theories that Jon Snow will return, perhaps after a little ressurection? Kit doesn’t think that will be the case as he’s already given his formal goodbyes:
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.” … 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.