“I remember my mouth dropping open and looking across Emilia at the table, who was slowly nodding as I went, ‘No, no, no!’” Harington said. “It was a ‘holy f*ck’ moment, pardon my language. Jaw dropping. I was completely surprised by it, even though you can kind of see the path through the season of how it was getting there—and even the previous couple of seasons before that, once you can look back. But it was still a big shock to me.”
Really?! We mean, we sorta saw the death of Dany coming, especially with the talk of the Azor Ahai prophecy and the fact that the Prince Who Was Promised had to stab the sword Lightbringer through the heart of his love, Nissa Nissa. But he had no idea? We’re skeptical.
Harington said once he became accustomed to the idea of killing Dany, he was able to justify Jon’s decision in his own mind.
“What it really comes down to, the real crux of it, is the decision is made when she puts it between her and his family,” Harington said. “Jon essentially sees it as Daenerys or Sansa and Arya, and that makes his mind up for him. He choose[s] blood over, well, his other blood. But he chooses the people he has grown up with, the people his roots are with, the North. That’s where his loyalties lie in the end. That’s when he puts the knife in.”