SPOILERS AHEAD FOR “GAME OF THRONES” SEASON 5 ENDING
The fifth season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” closed out last night with the deaths of numerous major characters. The biggest though was left to last with Kit Harington’s Jon Snow character meeting his demise at the hands of his own men – the same way the fifth book in the series came to a close.
Of course this is ‘Thrones’ so characters can potentially be resurrected. Speaking with EW though, Harington believes the character is gone and not coming back:
“This is my understanding of it. I had a sit-down with Dan and David, we did the Tony Soprano walk [letting an actor know they’re being whacked]. And they said, “Look, you’re gone, it’s done.”
Quite honestly, I have never been told the future of things in this show, but this is the one time I have. 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. But I’ve been told I’m dead. I’m dead. I’m not coming back next season. So that’s all I can tell you, really.”
Harington believes that Jon Snow’s death was largely his own fault:
“There’s a huge amount of fault. He hasn’t paid attention to the people around him. He’s only looked at the big picture this season. His major fault is a bit like Ned’s in that when trying to do the right thing he wasn’t observing the people around him. He had blinders on.
All he could really see is this impending doom by the White Walkers and doing things for the greater good, and what he was missing was Olly and [Ser Alliser] Thorne and some of the men around him. He wasn’t seeing their discontent and dealing with the smaller issues. And because of that, he’s served justice. Olly puts the last dagger in him. In that moment i think he realizes that he didn’t look after his kin, this young man, and let him down.”
Production on the sixth season of “Game of Thrones” begins shortly ahead of a Q2 2016 airing.