We’ve lost yet another fan favorite character. The season 5 finale of ‘Game of Thrones’ featured a major character’s life hanging by a thread. But now we know that [SPOILER] did really die — the actor and the episode’s director confirmed it!
Game of Thrones fans are going to be in mourning until the end of time. In the June 14 finale’s last moments, one of the show’s most beloved characters was betrayed and left to die. Unfortunately, [SPOILER] has taken his/her last breath. The episode’s director, David Nutter, and [SPOILER]’s real-life alter ego have revealed that the character is gone for good. WARNING: Spoilers ahead!
Jon Snow is dead. Yes, really. Leaving nothing up to the imagination, David and Kit Harington confirmed Jon’s gruesome fate right after the season five finale aired. Jon was betrayed by the men of the Night’s Watch and brutally stabbed. While everyone likely believed we wouldn’t learn what became of Jon until season six, Game of Thrones doesn’t play that game.
David revealed that, yes, Jon Snow is truly dead in an interview with our sister site Deadline. To further stick the knife in every fan’s back, Kit confirmed he is not returning for season six. “I’ve been told I’m dead,” Kit told Entertainment Weekly. “I’m dead. I’m not coming back next season. So that’s all I can tell you, really.”
This is all just too much. Only Ned and Robb Stark’s deaths have truly rivaled what we just saw. We never saw this coming. Rest in peace, Jon Snow. We’ll always love you.
‘Game Of Thrones’: Could Jon Snow Return?
George R.R. Martin left Jon’s fate ambiguous in A Dance With Dragons, and he has yet to release the next book in the series. Well, now we know what to expect, unless George has some tricks up his sleeve. Kit dished in his post-mortem interview that he knows nothing about what’s to come.
“They sat me down and said, ‘This is how it is.’ If anything in the future is not like that, then I don’t know about it – it’s only in David and Dan and George’s heads,” he told EW.
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked by Jon Snow’s death? Do you think he’s really gone for good? Sound off on your thoughts and theories below!
— Avery Thompson