After nearly a year of agonizing torture, our long national nightmare is over: Jon Snow is alive. It might have been the worst-kept secret in Westeros, but that doesn't mean Kit Harington doesn't feel bad about it.
"Sorry!" the Game of Thrones actor told EW in an interview published after Sunday night's big reveal. "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 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."
To be fair, it was Harington's job to lie about it.
As predictable as Jon Snow's resurrection was, it's a pivotal step for Game of Thrones, which has officially surpassed George R.R. Martin's source material. (Jon Snow is still very much dead in GRRM's timeline. Sigh.) Given the rate at which showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are currently chewing through book plotlines, all of our lingering questions could be answered by Season 6's end, including the mystery of Jon's true lineage.
But first, Jon Snow has to deal with Ramsay Snow -- and by "deal with," we mean "murder." Someone's got to take that kid out. Why not the guy with the freshly cropped Hero Hair?