WARNING: Spoilers for Game of Thrones ahead, but you already know that and you know what’s being spoiled. Why even worry about it?
Jon Snow died at the end of season five of Game of Thrones. There was no trickery, no wool over the eyes, and he didn’t somehow survive all those knives. That was “real” blood on the ground and there was no doubt about his fate.
Then season six comes, Snow is brought back to the land of the living by the Red Lady, gets some revenge, and then announces his watch has ended. Surprise, right? Not likely if you’ve read this site, read other sites on the internet, and have a working brain in your head. I possibly lack that last portion, but the other two swoop in to rescue me. It wasn’t the best kept secret, all despite the efforts of Harington, HBO, and the creators of the show.
During his interview with Jimmy Fallon on Friday, Harington explained that his efforts might not have been as strong as previously thought. He told his parents immediately and a few other choice people close to him, but he also ended up telling a police officer about his fate on the show. Why? To get out of a speeding ticket of course.
Much like Rachel on Friends, Harington used his assets to woo a cop into letting him get away with just a stern warning. The officer was a Thrones fan and offered Harington a choice: head down to the station or reveal the fate of Jon Snow. We know what he chose in the end, betraying his bosses at HBO in the same manner that he betrayed the Night’s Watch. Someone get the knives ready.
(Via The Tonight Show)