*Warning: This article contains spoilers*
We have a proposition for a new Emmy category: "Best Performance by an Actor Pretending to Leave His Hit Series." And there's only one nominee (and clear winner)- Kit Harington. Major spoiler for fans: As we saw on last night's episode, Jon Snow is alive.
After 10 whole months of wondering, mourning, and freaking out over whether or not he was really dead (or, rather, was going to stay dead), we watched him come back to life moments after Melisandre casts a spell over his lifeless body at the end of last night's episode. You can read all about how it all went down in our GoT recap here. And Harington has one thing to say to fans about keeping this huge secret: "Sorry."
As Harington told , he didn't have a choice - he was sworn to secrecy. "I'd like to say sorry for lying to everyone," he explained. "I'm glad that people were upset that he died. I think my biggest fear was that people were not going to care. Or it would just be, 'Fine, Jon Snow's dead.' But it seems like people had a, similar to the Red Wedding episode, kind of grief about it. Which means something I'm doing-or the show is doing-is right."
Yes, GoT definitely got this right. The Red Wedding-like fury that would have ensued if Jon Snow really was dead would not have been a good, that's for sure.
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On 9 March 2016, we wrote...
We've been teased and teased to within an inch of our lives as the Game of Thrones season six snippet trailers have left us with burning questions about the upcoming series. But one has always been at the forefront of our minds: Is Jon Snow really dead? Well, as HBO drop the FULL season six trailer, we've been given the answer...
... In short, yes, yes he is dead.
The trailer opens with the brutal revelation as the camera swoops down on Jon Snow's bloody body, with Davos Seaworth confirming: "He's gone".
But that's not to say he won't come back to life, as may theories have suggested.
As for the rest of the trailer, it's gory, there's fighting, there's sex and Arya Stark looks all scary and possessed. See the full thing here:
On 16 February 2016, we wrote...
Another Monday, another Game of Thrones season six teaser to keep us all going. The latest trailer for the forthcoming season, which starts on 25 April, has left fans fearing that - in true GoT style - more of our favourite characters are about to killed off. Or are they?
Set inside the House of Black and White's 'Hall of Faces', the camera lingers on disembodied faces of dead characters from previous seasons, with a few ghostly voiceovers. The line-up features Ned, Rob and Catelyn Stark and King Joffrey before resting on Jon Snow's lifeless face and his chilling warning: "The Long Night is coming, and the dead come with it."
So he must be dead, right?
Snow, played by Kit Harrington, was murdered by his brothers of the Night Watch at the end of season five. But season six teasers have left us all speculating whether a GoT hero would really be killed off. C'mon, it's JON SNOW. The show needs him, we need him.
Anyway, back to the trailer. The camera then pans out on dead faces of living characters, including Tyrion Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen and Arya Stark.
Cue more speculation and hair-pulling frustration.
Some fans have suggested this could be close-ups on the surroundings we'd witnessed in the previous season when Arya was training there. And, with so many key characters in the bodiless line-up, surely the producers won't kill everyone off? But as the show is about to overtake the books, we are heading into new territory. And this is GoT: anything can happen.
One thing's for sure though, nobody is safe...
Game of Thrones season 6 simulcasts on Sky Atlantic on Monday April 25 at 2am and will be repeated on the same day at 9pm.
On 27 January 2016, we wrote...
*Warning: This article contains Game of Thrones spoilers.*
So Kit Harrington is still pushing on with the spiel that Game of Throne's Jon Snow is ACTUALLY dead. Yawn. Nope. Refuse to believe it.
When asked what he thought of the fan speculation that Jon Snow is still alive (following his apparent death at the end of Season 5) Kit Harrington thought it would be funny to tell us Jon Snow is, in fact, dead. Isn't he hilarious?
Kit told Digital Spy: "People didn't want me to die, but he's dead. So there you go, everyone has to get used to it."
(Please don't be true)
Kit added: "I was hoping that there would be an outcry of 'why?' and 'oh god, no, no' rather than 'thank god'. That was the right reaction as far as I was concerned!"
As it goes, we know for sure that Kit was seen filming some scenes for the upcoming series 6, which is due to air in April, but the actor has very much played them down as some sort of flashback or funeral scene.
"I haven't done Thrones in a while," he said. "I had quite a lot of time off last year. I've been taking it easy and relaxing."
No, Kit. You've been intensley filming Thrones because Jon Snow is ALIVE. Stop lying.
On 25 January 2016, we wrote...
SHUT THE FRONT DOOR. Not one, not two but three, yes THREE, more teaser trailers have been released for the sixth season of Game of Thrones.
HBO dropped the three short - we're talking 25 second - voiceover clips on Twitter, with each teaser referring to one of the three main Westerosi families - the Starks, Lannisters and Targaryens.
The first 'Battle Banner' teaser features the voice of Theon Greyjoy, the beastly bastard son of Roose Bolton, declaring his ownership of Winterfell, the hereditary home of the Stark family.
Then, with a battered Lannister flag over Kings Landing, the High Sparrow, leader of religious sect the Sparrows, calls on his followers to "overthrow an empire."
Remember the ending of season five when Daenerys Targaryen was surrounded by a Dothraki horde? Well, the final teaser for series six is voiced by an unknown Dothraki who claims she is the "queen of nothing" and "a nobody".
Winter and war is definitely coming.
Hurry up April, we NEED answers.
Game of Thrones season six starts on Sky Atlantic on April 24
On 3 December 2015, we wrote...
We have very strong evidence to suggest that all the heartache, tears of frustration and general disbelief regarding the death of Jon Snow in Season 5 of Game of Thrones may in fact have been a ruse.
Last month HBO tweeted this...
And now Sky Atlantic have shared this teaser trailer on Facebook...
So what can we gleen from this?
1. Game of Thrones Season 6 is back in April. That's about 153 days.
2. "We watch, we listen, and we remember," Max von Sydow the new voice of the Three-Eyed Raven says, presumably referring to those who see visions. "The past is already written. The ink is dry."
3. Jon Snow aka Kit Carrington is the ONLY person on the poster. Although the last time we saw him he was stabbed multiple times, he looks, a little bit alive?
3. No one ever really dies in TV. Buffy died numerous times, as did Sherlock Holmes, Fox Mulder, Bobby from Dallas, Kenny from South Park. Most people in Eastenders.
So, GOT fans - more news as we get it. In the meantime - get back to Gogglebox.
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