With Season 5’s cliffhanger finale episode leaving Jon Snow’s fate up in the air, Game of Thrones fans have been wanting answers about Kit Harington and his character since Season 5 ended in June 2015. The tenth episode of Season 5, “Mother’s Mercy,” left us with Harington’s character being betrayed and stabbed to death by members of the Night’s Watch, which he was the Lord Commander of. Kit appears to have been left for dead, but anyone who watches Thrones as religiously as they lived in a Sept knows that those who die in the show doesn’t always stay dead.
Recently, there have been some (fairly ambiguous) hints about what may happen to Kit Harington in Season 6. As the Huffington Post discovered, Harrington talked with Belgian magazine Humo regarding how he felt about starring in Game of Thrones, and may have hinted that Jon Snow would be around for some time to come.
… Let’s just say that ‘Game of Thrones’ will remain a part of my life for a while; I’ll probably be in my 30s when it’s over.
Harington is currently 28, but his vagueness about his age when the series ends leaves it open to interpretation (possibly on purpose). While there are only two more books in the Song of Ice and Fire series, George R.R. Martin has created supplemental material to accompany the main canon. Anyone who’s read through the book The World of Ice And Fire knows there’s definitely enough backstory to launch a spin-off show (or several) if Martin decides to give his approval. Assuming the content of Seasons 6 and 7 will each take a year to complete, and assuming they’re the last Thrones seasons, the good folks of Westeros will discover their fates just as Harington hits the big 3-0.
While we can’t necessarily make any of those assumptions yet, the interview seems to suggest that Harington will be back for another season as Jon Snow. This doesn’t mean Kit’s character is totally and completely fine, however (he did get stabbed, after all); popular theories are guessing that Kit’s character may warg into the body of his direwolf Ghost, or that Snow will be resurrected as a deadly White Walker.
Perhaps, if Harington does return, we will get some answers regarding Jon Snow’s parentage; if, as many fans argue, Snow’s mother is a Targaryen, this could make him one of the three “heads of the dragon” who will save Westeros from White Walkers. If Kit returns as a White Walker, there’s a good chance he’s neither a Targaryen nor one of the “dragon’s three heads” spoken about in Melisandre’s prophecies.
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