As expected, SDCC’s Game of Thrones panel didn’t really offer up any new spoilers or news. We did, however, learn who Jon Snow’s biggest and most important fan is.
Jon Snow’s death shook Game of Thrones fans to their core. For weeks after the finale, speculation of just how dead Ned Stark’s bastard son really was seemed to rule the internet. Every word out of actor Kit Harington’s mouth was turned every which way. Even a recent visit to a tennis match proved to bring about a new round of speculation when Harington showed up donning Jon Snow’s “signature” coif.
It seems as though no one was more concerned about Jon Snow’s death than President Obama, though. During the Comic-Con panel with some of the Game of Thrones cast and their director, David Nutter, the story of the night came when Nutter shared his experience of visiting the White House.
“Three weeks ago, I was the in the company of the President of the United States,” Nutter shared. “He turned to me, put his hand on my shoulder, and said, ‘You didn’t kill Jon Snow, did you?'”
Nutter admitted he was terrified to answer the president. He clearly cared for Snow and Nutter was about to let him down. Majorly.
“I said, ‘Jon Snow is deader than dead,'” the director recalls. “I thought I was going to be sent to Guantanamo or something, but fortunately I’m here — but he’s dead.”
“Deader than dead,” huh? Sounds like we could see him return as some sort of white walker then, no? OK, fine. We’ll stop. Either way, the president was quite disappointed. He reportedly lamented to Nutter that his favorite characters are always killed off and that the Red Wedding was his favorite episode thus far.
So, there you have it, Thrones fans: Jon Snow is dead(ish) and our president watches awesome television.