[Hey, this post is about big, spoiler-y events that happened on last night’s episode of Game Of Thrones. Proceed with the level of caution that feels right to you. -Ed.]
Well, Snow Bunnies, it’s finally over. All those sleepless nights we spent clutching our Jon Snow body pillows and quietly murmuring the oath of the Night’s Watch between sloppy, ugly tears can end, and we can sleep once more. Jon Snow’s fate has been revealed, and—
Actually, you know what, fuck it. We all totally knew Jon Snow was coming back, especially those of us who read A Dance With Dragons and/or follow Irish tabloid media. Now he’s back, officially, and Kit Harington has offered up an official apology for telling a lie that no one really believed anyway. He did so to Entertainment Weekly, whose cover features Harington this week and should thus piss off at least one subscriber who hasn’t had time to watch episode two yet. Here’s what Harington had to say in a video interview:
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.
It’s cool, Kit. We had a lot of fun playing along.
One mystery still remains, though. As The A.V. Club’s own Erik Adams pointed out in our Game Of Thrones Facebook Live chat earlier this morning—you really should tune in on our Facebook page next Monday morning at 11 a.m. CT—sure, Jon Snow is back, but we’re not sure in what state. He could have the same personality as he did before, or he could have turned evil in the reanimation process. Or dumb, like a zombie. Or he could be possessed by the soul of his direwolf, Ghost, and now possess a thirst for blood that sends him into the woods surrounding Castle Black at night, stalking and killing wild game with his bare, bloody hands. That would be fun.
He’ll probably just be the same though.