Kit Harington as Jon Snow on Game of Thrones. Jon Snow has always been my favorite character on the show, but I was worried that his character was losing himself by bending the knee. However, he dug deep within to do the impossible, recognizing that sacrifice is sometimes required to protect the world. Please note spoilers are ahead. In the series finale, Jon witnesses the aftermath of the Mad Queen’s decision and is horrified by the results. Jon has seen a lot of terrible things over the seasons, but he does understand right from wrong and realizes that he is the only one who can truly get close enough to Daenerys to do something about it.
When Jon tells Daenerys that she will always be his Queen, my heart instantly shattered, as I watched him swiftly take her life, eliminating the threat once and for all. However, this may be the hardest thing that Jon has ever had to do and he is willing to deal with the consequences of his actions. Kit Harington’s performance was incredible here, as I was emotionally moved and devastated.
Jon is ready to face his punishment and is banished back to the Night’s Watch, almost bringing his journey completely full circle. Jon may not be the King, but he has proven his worth and his destiny and purpose is far from over. Winter is forever, as Jon returns to the north and is reunited with his wolf, Ghost, which was the most rewarding scene for me personally.
Jon has always been somewhat of a lone wolf himself and an outsider, since he was brought up thinking he was a bastard, but he’s so much more than this. He’s brave and selfless and I wish I could continue following his journey because I know that he is not done doing great things. It breaks my heart that he had to eliminate the woman he loved, as Jon deserves happiness, but his reunion with Ghost assures me that he’ll never be truly alone.
I’ve fallen in love with Jon Snow over the years and I am grateful to Kit Harington for his portrayal, truly bringing his character to life for me. Kit will always be “Jon Snow” to me even when he takes on other roles and that just shows that he really embraced this role and put his complete effort forward, which was absolutely incredible to watch. Thank you Kit Harington and maybe Jon Snow does know something after all!
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