Kit Harington on ‘Game of Thrones’ Shocker: ‘I’m Glad That People Were Upset’

Fans are still reeling from Sunday’s big revelation

Last Updated: October 20, 2016 @ 12:03 PM

(Spoiler alert: Do not keep reading if you have not seen this week’s episode of “Game of Thrones”)

Kit Harington has a message for all the “Game of Thrones” fans out there: “Sorry.”

Harrington apologized for the months and months of press he has done saying that Jon Snow was dead and  wasn’t coming back, which proved to be false last night when Snow was (finally) resurrected.

“I’d like to say sorry for lying to everyone,” Harington told Entertainment Weekly. “I’m glad that people were upset that he died. I think my biggest fear was people were not going to care… 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 the show is doing for Jon is right.”

Last night at Castle Black, Thorne (Owen Teale) attempts to break into the room containing Jon Snow’s body, but before he can, a massive group of wildlings, led by Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju), arrives just in time to provide much-needed backup. All the Night’s Watch brothers surrender, and Thorne is taken prisoner along with the rest of the conspirators who stabbed Snow at the end of the Season 5 finale.

Later, Davos (Liam Cunningham) approaches Melisandre (Carice Van Houten) and asks if she can resurrect Jon Snow. But Melisandre is still not herself after her failure to help Stannis. Davos is able to convince her to at least try. She washes Snow’s body and speaks an incantation while burning locks of his hair. But it does not work and Snow remains dead. Everyone leaves the room utterly dejected.

As the episode ends, Ghost has been sleeping peacefully at Snow’s side. When Ghost begins to stir, Snow suddenly wakes up and takes several panicked breaths.

“Game of Thrones” airs Sundays at 9 p.m./8c on HBO.