Game of Thrones Liar Bingo
If you have “Kit Harington tells bald-faced lies to the press” on your Game of Thrones Liar Bingo card, mark that sh*t off because Kit Harington told a bald-faced lie to the press. Speaking to Time Out London about the fate of Jon Snow, Harington said, “Look, I’m not in the show any more. I’m definitely not in the new series.” Then he added a coy application of truth and added, “I filmed some scenes of me being dead…it’s some of my best work.”
Of course, none of this addresses the part where Harington was seen filming a big battle scene. People are already calling this the “Battle of the Bastards”, and are assuming that Jon Snow and Ramsey Bolton will meet on the field at some point in season six—probably toward the end—for a blowout Stark v. Bolton ice bowl to determine who is the biggest bastard of them all because we are not f*cking idiots. And in another couple months poor Kit Harington is going to have do the interview circuit with that dumb “you know nothing, Jon Snow” look on his face and apologize for the time HBO made him lie to everyone because they think we’re morons incapable of understanding how stories work.
Jon Snow will come back and probably get a new name, something like Ron Cargaryen or Don Blark, and HBO and everyone connected to Thrones will be like, “See, Jon Snow IS dead because now he has a new name!” They’ll insist they never lied because they have 100% misunderstood the assignment and do not grasp that suspense is not about bald-faced lying but about creating doubt. The key is not IF. It’s HOW.
Attached - Kit Harington at a performance of The Maids in London last month.
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