Game of Thrones won't be back until next summer for a hella short season 7, followed at some point by the HBO blockbuster's eighth (and final!) season. That's a whopping bummer for Game of Thrones fans but, hey, at least Kit Harington is out here doing relatively dense interviews and still open to the idea of chatting up Jon Snow's resurrection.
Speaking with the Wrap's Steve Pond for a special Emmys-centered feature, Harington joined Thrones fans in admitting that his character's post-resurrection vibes were initially kind of a letdown. "I knew I was coming back to life, but I didn't know if I'd come back as a changed person, as a villain," Harington said. "So I couldn't pre-plan anything, which was hard."
As people who actually watch current shows alongside the rest of the world can attest, Jon Snow came back as, well, Jon Snow. "Then I got the scripts, and actually, he comes back as himself, as the Jon that everyone knows," Harington said. "Which at first I found disappointing."
But Harington quickly learned to see the silver lining of Snow's post-resurrection vibes: an awareness that the whole idea of an afterlife is really just a crock of shit. "He has an insight into what lies beyond that very few people in this world do, and that no one in our world does," Harington said. "He knows that there's no afterlife. Which does quietly drive who he is and what he wants to do."
As for any theories on when Snow might actually die for real, Harington isn't spilling them. But he does seem confident moving into the show's final two seasons. "I feel like one of the safest people on Thrones now," Harington said. "Maybe I shouldn't say that. He could die next season, but I felt very safe this season."
Wait. Is this dude just faking us all out again?