*WARNING: Major spoilers for Season 6, Episode 2 of Game of Thrones. If you didn't watch last night's episode 'Home,' then read no further!*
If you caught last night's episode of Game of Thrones, then you don't need me to tell you how absolutely incredible it was. Between Ramsay Bolton's shocking patricide and the brutal murder of his newborn brother, Tyrion's unchaining of the dragons, and Bran's trip back into Winterfell's past, the episode "Home" was packed with twists and turns across the entire spectrum of emotions.
If the first 40 minutes of thrills weren't enough, it ended on a wholly satisfying — although not altogether surprising — ending: The resurrection of Jon. Freakin'. Snow. Lord of Light almighty, it was glorious.
After months of blatant denial from everyone involved, fan speculation won out in the end after the late Lord Commander of the Night's Watch was brought back to life by Red Priestess Melisandre.
Today, Entertainment Weekly released a video featuring Jon Snow actor Kit Harington giving a heartfelt apology for lying to his fans:
"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 gonna be — were not going to care or it'd just be, 'Fine, Jon Snow's dead.' But it seemed like people did have a similar to the 'Red Wedding' episode, a kind of grief about it. Which meant that something I'm doing, or that the show's doing, for Jon is right."
Oh Jon Snow, somehow I think we can find it in our hearts to forgive you for lying. Besides, it was really more of a white lie, since you were technically dead for a solid episode.
Now that he's back, it's certain that he will play a notable role in the season. When asked how big Jon Snow's role would be in the sixth season of Game of Thrones, Harington responded that it would be his biggest yet:
“It’s a massive season for him, it’s the biggest season for him so far, he features very prominently this season. I was told that when I was told I was coming back – that the season I was coming back for would be my biggest, and that’s quite a lot to take as well.”
Bring it on! I don't know about you, but I'm rooting for Jon Snow to take the Iron Throne. And along the way if he could simply murder Ramsay Bolton in the most ruthless way possible, that would be just splendid.
Check out the trailer for next week's episode "Oathbreaker."
Game of Thrones airs on HBO Sunday nights.
Were you surprised by Jon Snow's revival?
(Source: Entertainment Weekly)