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Last night, during Game of Thrones‘ “Home” episode, the world’s biggest lie that no one actually believed came to an end: Jon Snow is back from the dead, despite all of Kit Harington’s prior claims to the contrary. Entertainment Weekly spoke with the English actor, who just really wants you to know he’s sorry he lied about being a corpse.
“Sorry! I’d like to say sorry for lying to everyone. I’m glad that people were upset that he died. I think my biggest fear was that people were not going to care. Or it would just be, ‘Fine, Jon Snow’s dead.’ But it seems like people had a, similar to the Red Wedding episode, kind of grief about it. Which means something I’m doing — or the show is doing — is right.”
As you may have heard, season 5 of HBO’s fantasy hit ended with members of the Night’s Watch assassinating their 998th Lord Commander for becoming, in their eyes, a “traitor.” Not two episodes into season six, though, the red witch Melisandre worked some R’hllor voodoo and viewers were left with this:
In the lead-up to season six, Mr. Harington was insistent Jon Snow was totally, totally, not-even-kidding dead, and any flights the actor happened to take to Belfast were for a quick corpse job. These statements, in hindsight, were straight up lies which whatever, it’s FINE, we’re not bitter, Kit. It’s just, like, this is the kind of shit that got you assassinated in the first place.
But no, it’s nice to live in a world where we can all finally move on from Kit Watch 2016. Congrats on your freedom, Kit Harington. And congrats Jon Snow, for coming back to life in a show where it’s definitely better to be dead.