Warning! This story contains a major spoiler for last night's Game of Thrones episode. So proceed with caution. Now, if you watched last night's episode titled Home, you know that one major revelation was brought to light. Yes, Jon Snow lives. The man has risen from the dead and returned to the land of the living. Kit Harington's murdered fan-favorite character was finally revived in the final moments of this very memorable installment of the HBO fantasy drama. Sorceress Melisandre was able to resurrect the The Lord Commander, giving him God like status amongst those who witnessed this uprising. The big twist came after 10 long months of speculation on whether or not Jon Snow had truly died at the hands of his Night's Watch brothers in last year's Season 5 finale. Now, the man behind the legend is ready to speak.
Kit Harington participated in an in-depth interview with EW, which will appear in this week's issue. He also graces the cover which we've included below. For the actor, it has been one long hard journey keeping Jon Snow's resurrection a secret. Kit Harington was specifically instructed by Game of Thrones producers to tell everyone Jon Snow was dead. Now that the big reveal is finally out in the open, Harington only has one thing he really wants to say to all the fans he's lied to over the past year.
"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."
There were many indications that Jon Snow was alive. At the top of this list was the fact that the actor had been spotted returning to set as Season 6 began shooting last year. As it turns out, EW had been working on their related top-secret cover story for months. And this week's issue will delve into the truly extraordinary circumstances behind one of TV's biggest cliffhangers.
Kit Harington is finally ready to talk about this ordeal facing his character, and gives quite an in-depth interview, more of which will be revealed later this week. It has been a long journey for the actor, who has had to deny Jon Snow's resurrection on many different talk shows and in a number of interviews. Just this past March, he had to lie to Time Out magazine, telling them he'd only filmed scenes as a dead corpse. He called it some of his best work, jokingly. This comes after months of his co-stars also having to cover for him.
It's still very early in the season, and it isn't known how Jon Snow will develop, transform and change over the rest of this year. The trailer for this Sunday's episode Oathbreaker shows Jon Snow rising from the table that his corpse had laid on in the first two Season 6 episodes. Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju) claims Jon Snow is a "god". Where this will lead next is anyone's guess.