If you’re dying of suspense waiting for the final episodes of Game of Thrones to air, the following information might only make matters worse. Still, you’re going to want to hear how Rose Leslie reacted when husband Kit Harington (who plays Jon Snow) revealed the series’ ending to her. Suffice it to say, April can’t get here fast enough.
Harington piqued major interest on Friday when he chatted with KISS Breakfast’s Tom Green and Daisy Maskell about the HBO series. “I told my wife last year how it ended, and she wouldn’t talk to me for about three days. And she’d asked!” confessed Harington.
There are two main ways one could interpret this revelation. The first: that there is something so shocking embedded in the final episodes that the arc of events alone enraged Leslie enough to distance herself from her husband.
The second, and perhaps the more likely one, is that Leslie could simply have been upset that Harington ruined the final season for her. During an appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers back in March 2018, Leslie described herself as an avid fan, explaining she actively avoids learning anything about GoT episodes in advance.
“I remember over the summer, new episodes for the final season were coming through onto his iPad, and I can read his facial expressions. I don’t want to know anything that’s going on within his eyes or anything like that, so I send him packing,” she said, laughing. “I boot him out so that he can go to the coffee shop.”
She explained that she does this so she can’t gauge anything from Harington’s physical reaction that would send her imagination about the episodes into overdrive.
At some point after her interview with Meyers, Leslie apparently caved and pleaded for Harington to give her the details — a decision she clearly regretted right away.
Harington must have learned his lesson since he’s pretty tight-lipped these days. While he wouldn’t say much else about the show’s ending to Green and Maskell, he did divulge that it would be “groundbreaking.”
“I can’t really answer whether I’m happy or not. I don’t think it’s about happy or sad, really. I’m satisfied with what they did, but I don’t know whether I’ll be really satisfied until I see it,” he explained. “It’s quite nice walking around, which will only happen for a few months before everyone’s seen it, knowing. I know and no one else does. I know how it wraps up. Yeah, I think it’s gonna be groundbreaking.”
In December 2018, the official teaser trailer for the final season dropped and was just as cryptic as Harington’s comments. There’s fire, there’s ice, there’s a map of Westeros. It’s not much to go on, but it’s something, at least.
Plus, coupled with Harington’s new comments, it definitely creates a fever pitch of intrigue.
If the thought of only eight episodes remaining bums you out, you can take solace in the fact that each of the episodes is exceptionally long. “Season eight episodes will all I think be longer than 60 minutes. They’ll be dancing around the bigger numbers, I know that for sure,” GoT director David Nutter revealed during a Reddit AMA in November. Nutter also noted that the final installment will be “spectacular, inspiring, satisfying.”
Game of Thrones‘ eighth (and final!) season comes to HBO on April 14.