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“I’m glad that people were upset that he died,” he adds. “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.”
In the 10 months following Jon Snow’s Season 5 demise, Harington on multiple occasions denied rampant speculation that his character would somehow be resurrected. As recently as this past March, he told Time Out London that the only new scenes he’s filmed for the series were “scenes of me being dead” and joked “It’s some of my best work.”
Harington’s co-stars contributed to the subterfuge. Last September, Maisie Williams’ told TVLine point-blank, “He’s dead. Sorry.” (You can watch that infamous interview below.)
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So what do you think? Do you forgive Harington? And Williams? And everyone else who was complicit in this epic lie? Share your thoughts in the comments!