Starting his acting career in one of the most watched shows in history, Game of Thrones, Kit Harington has become a well-recognized figure. Starting as the bastard son of the Warden of the North, Jon Snow had a rough journey, leading him to become a key figure at the end of the show.
Despite having many veteran actors and strong characters, Jon Snow became a fan favorite. Amongst all the houses included in the series, Starks and Targaryen are the most popular, so it’s not a surprise that Kit Harington’s character is loved so much, as he belongs to both houses.
The fate of Jon Snow
Later in the show, Jon Snow becomes the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch and then allows the much-hated Wildings across the wall. So in the last episode of Season 5, angered by Jon Snow’s actions, the soldiers of the night’s watch betray their Lord Commander by stabbing him and uttering “For the Watch.”
With the next season arriving almost a year later, fans were terrified of the prospect of losing a character they followed all these years. Considering how the show has killed off the main character without a second thought, such as Eddard Stark, fans believed this was the end of Jon Snow.
As was expected from fans, Jon Snow was confirmed dead at the start of season 6. But later on in the third episode of season 6, named Oathbreaker, the character is revived by the red witch Melisandre.
Kit Harington escapes a speeding ticket
Between the period of seasons 5 and 6, Kit Harington was once pulled over by a cop, who also happened to be a big Game of Thrones fan, for overspeeding and was given two options. Describing the ordeal on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, he recounted what the cop said:
“You can either follow me back to the police station now where I’ll book you in, or you can tell me whether you (Jon Snow) live in the next [season] of Game of Thrones…”
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Wanting to escape the speeding ticket, the actor replied “I’m alive next season.” The Cop replied “On your way Lord Commander. Keep the speed down this far south of the Wall…” and let the actor drive his way to his destination.
All seasons of Game of Thrones are available for streaming on HBO Max.