While it is certain that Game of Thrones fans are highly expectant on the Jon Snow spinoff series to bring back Kit Harington’s beloved titular character on screen, Harington clarifies one important note on the spinoff. Recently speaking as part of the panel at the official Game of Thrones Convention Sunday night (via Entertainment Weekly), the actor reiterates that things are not okay for the lad. Check out his full comment below:
“I think if you asked him [Jon Snow], he would’ve felt he got off lightly. At the end of the show, when we find him in that cell, he’s preparing to be beheaded and he wants to be. He’s done. The fact he goes to the Wall is the greatest gift and also the greatest curse.”
Harington continues on to say how much pain and agony would need much more time for his character to reflect on the aftermath of his actions, on the events before Game of Thrones Season 8 happened.
“He’s gotta go back up to the place with all this history and live out his life thinking about how he killed Dany [Emilia Clarke’, and live out his life thinking about Ygritte [Rose Leslie] dying in his arms, and live out his life thinking about how he hung Olly [Brenock O’Connor], and live out his life thinking about all of this trauma and… that’s interesting.”
Making sure that he doesn’t spoil anything about the Jon Snow spinoff, Harington stays on track and summarizes his point for a possible path his character will take in the series.
“So, I think where we leave him at the end of the show, there’s always this feeling of like… I think we wanted some kind of little smile that things are okay. [Even though] he’s not [feeling] okay.”
In the meantime, you can watch all seasons of Game of Thrones and the prequel House of the Dragon Season 1 currently streaming on HBO.