If you tuned into last night's Game of Thrones episode "Home," you're probably very aware of why Kit Harington is apologizing for all the lies he's told since last season's finale shocker. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Harington delivers his official "sorry!" and hopes fans don't pull an Alliser Thorne on him (fans of the show will understand that expertly employed reference. Warning: major spoilers lie ahead.
Here's a transcript of Harington's full statement.
Sorry. 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 gonna be…not gonna care, or just be “fine, Jon Snow’s dead.” But it seems like people did have a, similar to Red Wedding episode, a kind of grief about it, which meant that something I’m doing, or that the show’s doing for Jon is right.
During the past year, Harington has insisted that Jon Snow was definitively dead. But, thanks to Melisandre's proficiency in witchcraft stuff, he is risen, and will probably freak everyone out at The Wall next week.
He may have apologized too soon, given that the reaction's been largely positive to the Bastard Stark's return to not-being-dead.
To be fair, you can't totally blame Harington for leading everyone on this whole time. Had he undercut last season's finale with spoilers for this season, HBO probably would've killed him for real.