For fans and viewers of HBO’s hit epic fantasy series “Game of Thrones,” it only took one gasp to take away the pain and agony of losing a beloved character and the mystery of whether that character will live again or not.
Spoilers below following the fate of Jon Snow in the new and ongoing season of “Game of Thrones.”
In the past several months, fans and viewers alike saw how the “Game of Thrones” fanbase formulated endless theories on how Jon Snow will be back from the dead after meeting his tragic fate by the end of the fifth season.
As it turned out, their hopes and expectations were not in vain. By the end of the second episode of the sixth season, Jon Snow lived again although his current conditions have not been discussed yet.
Actor Kit Harrington, who admitted that he lied just to protect the secret of Jon’s fate, explained how the character returned from the dead being a changed man with the experience of losing a life inflicting fear on and changing the man who once did not fear anything in battle.
“At first, I was worried that he’ll wake up and he’s the same, back to normal then there’s no point in that death,” Harington said, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“He needs to change. There’s a brilliant line when Melisandre asks: ‘What did you see?’ And he says: ‘Nothing, there was nothing at all.’ That cuts right to our deepest fear, that there’s nothing after death. And that’s the most important line in the whole season for me,” Harrington added.
The actor also mentioned that Jon not being afraid of deathmade him a strong and honorable person. However, after dying, Jon now knows the importancce of living his life.
“It literally puts the fear of god into him. He’s seen oblivion and that’s got to change somebody in the most fundamental way there is. He doesn’t want to die ever again. But if he does, he doesn’t want to be brought back,” Harrington concluded.
“Game of Thrones” season 6 airs Sundays at 9 P.M. ET on HBO.