Warning: MAJOR spoilers ahead!
In Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones, months of speculation came to an end when our beloved Jon Snow finally returned to the land of the living in perhaps one of the most mind-blowing cliffhangers of the entire series.
For quite some time now, Jon's revival was a very heavily guarded secret, with a hefty number of fan theories dominating the internet. And now that everything is out in the open, and actor Kit Harrington had publicly apologized for lying to audiences, he has spoken about the great lengths that the cast and crew went to in order to avoid spoiler slippage.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Kit revealed how nobody was permitted to utter Jon Snow's name on set during filming. He essentially became "he who cannot be named."
His infamous character's name was also kept off all scripts, didn't appear in any of the scene breakdowns (in case they got leaked), couldn't be penned on prop or wardrobe notes and was banned from all conversation in case a cheeky eavesdropper was listening in. Instead, the show-runners David Benioff and Dan Weiss bestowed Kit with another name, with the actor revealing:
“No one was allowed to say ‘Jon Snow’ on set, ever, everyone had to refer to me as ‘LC.'"
"LC" naturally standing for the dead but very much alive "Lord Commander."
EW also reported that actress Carice van Houten, who plays the Red Priestess Melisandre, gave Kit a rather naughty nickname in the scene in which she was preparing for his revival by gently cleaning his stabbed-up bod. And let's just put it this way, her version of "LC" definitely wasn't as PG as "Lord Commander." Your dirty minds can probably work out the rest.