Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers from the second episode of the sixth season of Game Of Thrones.
After almost year’s worth of theory swapping, desperation and an awful lot of fibbing from the showmakers and stars, Jon Snow was resurrected in Game of Thrones‘ latest episode, which aired in the UK last night. The moment arrived in the final moments of the episode and following a bout of Melisandre’s magic, The Lord Commander Of The Night’s Watch rose from the dead.
The moment wasn’t really that shocking, though. Being one of the show’s most important and likeable characters – there was definitely a vibe of ‘when’ and not ‘if’ surrounding the controversial awakening, but that certainly didn’t stop the show trying to throw us off the scent.
Throughout the entire press tour leading up to the show’s return, Kit Harrington had to continually deny that his character would rise from the dead and plenty of his co-stars were in on the act too, including his character’s half-sisters Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) and Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and even the show’s writers were been trying to preserve one of the biggest secrets in TV.
But last night the whole ruse was busted open – and several of the show’s actors had something to say about it.
Sophie Turner – Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams – Arya Stark
Carice Van Houten – Melisandre
But the man who had the biggest explaining to do was Kit Harrington, the actor who plays Jon Snow in the series. In a video interview with Entertainment Weekly he said, “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.’” Just think about our hearts next time though, yeah?
Fans were pretty blown away by the big moment though
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