Fans have now had three months to fully process their feelings about that polarizing “Game of Thrones” finale and season.
Regardless of your thoughts about who ultimately sat on the Iron Throne or where the surviving Stark family members ended up, Kit Harington has revealed he was happy with Jon Snow ‘s fate.
Prior to credits rolling for good on the blockbuster HBO series, Jon was seen riding beyond the Wall leaving fans wondering if he was really rejoining the Night Watch or going to live among the Free Folk.
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 32-year-old disclosed what he believes was next for the one-time King in the North.
“Seeing him go beyond the Wall back to something true, something honest, something pure with these people he was always told he belongs with — the Free Folk — it felt to me like he was finally free,” Harington said. “Instead of being chained and sent to the Wall, it felt like he was set free. It was a really sweet ending. As much as he had done a horrible thing [in killing Daenerys], as much as he had felt that pain, the actual ending for him was finally being released.”
Besides, who really wants to spend the rest of their days being celibate on the Night Watch?!
As far as that whole killing Daenerys thing, the actor disclosed how he was completely caught off guard when he found out Jon would be the one plunging a sword into his lover.
“I didn't realize what was going to happen the whole way through until maybe half a page before Jon kills Dany,” he added. “I remember my mouth dropping open and looking across Emilia (Clarke) at the table, who was slowly nodding as I went, ‘No, no, no!’”
Unfortunately, those were also the last words of many fans upon seeing how the series concluded.