Package Harington is ready for you and your scorching takes, Recreation of Thrones viewers. Warning, spoilers observe for the Recreation of Thrones collection finale.
Yeah. It occurred. Jon Snow killed Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) after she destroyed King’s Touchdown and ended the lives of 1000’s of innocents. His punishment? Head to again to the wall for the Night time’s Watch…however wait a minute, does the Night time’s Watch nonetheless exist? As an alternative of getting to man the wall and look ahead to the undead, Jon was in a position to go be free with Tormund (Kristofer Hivju), Ghost and the Wildlings.
“I believe it will divide,” Harington instructed EW about response to the finale. “However in the event you observe [Daenerys’] story all the way in which again, she does some horrible issues. She crucifies individuals. She burns individuals alive. This has been constructing. So, we have now to say to the viewers: ‘You are in denial about this lady as nicely. You knew one thing was mistaken. You are culpable, you cheered her on.'”
Harington mentioned killing Daenerys impacted Jon, largely as a result of it was the second lady he liked who died due to him.
“That is the second lady he is fallen in love with who dies in his arms and he cradles her in the identical manner,” Harington mentioned. “That is an terrible factor. In some methods, Jon did the identical factor to Ygritte by coaching the boy who kills her. This destroys Jon to do that.”
Forward of the ultimate episodes airing, Harington mentioned he was afraid the 2 episodes shall be accused of being sexist.
“Certainly one of my worries with that is we have now Cersei and Dany, two main girls, who fall,” he mentioned. “The justification is: Simply because they’re girls, why ought to they be the goodies? They’re probably the most attention-grabbing characters within the present. And that is what Thrones has at all times carried out. You may’t simply say the sturdy girls are going to finish up the nice individuals. Dany shouldn’t be individual. It should open up dialogue however there’s nothing carried out on this present that is not truthful to the characters. And when have you ever ever seen a girl play a dictator?”
This tracks with how the Emmy nominated actor has spoke out concerning the remaining season earlier than.
“How I really feel concerning the present proper now’s fairly defiant. I believe it doesn’t matter what anybody thinks about this season—and I do not imply to sound imply about critics right here—however no matter critic spends half an hour writing about this season and makes their [negative] judgement on it, in my head they will go f–k themselves. ‘Trigger I understand how a lot work was put into this,” Harington instructed Esquire.
“I understand how a lot individuals cared about this. I understand how a lot strain individuals placed on themselves and I understand how many sleepless nights working or in any other case individuals had on this present. As a result of they cared about it a lot. As a result of they cared concerning the characters. As a result of they cared concerning the story. As a result of they cared about not letting individuals down,” he continued. “Now if individuals really feel let down by it, I do not give a f–k—as a result of everybody tried their hardest. That is how I really feel. In the long run, nobody’s greater followers of the present than we’re, and we’re sort of doing it for ourselves. That is all we might do, actually. And I used to be simply joyful we obtained to the top,” he mentioned.
The actor has lengthy maintained he was “perhaps not joyful, however very happy” with the ending.
“I am so excited for individuals to see it,” Harington mentioned in January 2019. “I believe it will be extraordinary, hopefully it will change TV once more prefer it did initially, and break boundaries. I believe it would.”
“It is like once you end a ebook, you are not joyful it is over are you? You do not end ebook and say, ‘I am joyful I completed that’,” Harington mentioned. “However you’ve gotten this grief that it is over, and it is precisely identical with 9 years doing this present. Irrespective of the way it ended, or the way it does finish, there’s at all times this little bit of you that is like, ‘oh’; there’s this loss round it.”