'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Spoilers: Jon Snow's "Final" Scene Teased by Kit
HBO wants its viewers to be surprised when they watch the final season of Game of Thrones, and it’s doing everything possible to make sure nothing about these last episodes leaks. However, as cast members promote Season 8, the first clues and hints are beginning to surface, and in a recent profile of Kit Harington, the Jon Snow actor may have revealed a pretty huge spoiler for Game of Thrones Season 8.
Possible spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8 below.
Harington spoke with GQ Australia near the end of his time filming the final Game of Thrones season. The article notes that he was actually the final actor to shoot a scene for the series in what’s described as “a bit of green-screening.”
That’s a tantalizing look into the last moments of Game of Thrones to ever be filmed (at least, according to this article), but what does it mean? Let’s break down both details separately: the final solo scene and the green screen.
It sounds like the actor was going to be filming alone for that final scene, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the last thing audiences will see is Jon Snow. TV shows don’t film scenes in the order they’re shown, and the described scene might not even be for the final episode. Then again, it does sound like an important scene, which brings us to the next detail…
The use of a green screen does tell us that at some point in Season 8, Jon Snow is going to be part of a scene that requires special effects. Past GoT scenes that have used green screens include Daenerys on Drogon, battles, and traveling by boat. Could Jon Snow ride a dragon in Season 8? It’s not that far-fetched an idea.
It’s also worth noting, Harington is not the only Game of Thrones cast member we know to film their last scene solo. Maisie Williams, who plays his sister Arya, did too.
“I ended on the perfect scene,” Williams told The Guardian. “I was alone — shocker! Arya’s always bloody alone.”
What does it mean that multiple Game of Thrones characters seem to end the final season alone? Could we be getting some sort of epilogue for the few characters that survive? That’s just a guess, but with the show coming to a definitive conclusion it’s possible HBO may offer fans a sense of how their favorite characters’ lives play out. (Assuming everyone doesn’t just die at the end, of course.)
While we don’t know anything else about his final scene — filmed or in the series — we do know where we’ll see Jon Snow at the beginning of Season 8. Clips released as part of two HBO sizzle reels show Jon Snow reuniting with his sister Sansa and then watching as Sansa and Daenerys meet.
We can also expect the last six episodes of the series to be emotional to watch, just like they were to film for the cast.
“The last season of Thrones seemed to be designed to break us,” Harington told GQ. “Everyone was broken at the end. I don’t know if we were crying because we were sad it was ending, or if we were crying because it was so fucking tiring.”
That’s not the only time we’ve heard about Harington crying because of the final season. Entertainment Weekly’s report from the set revealed he cried twice during the table read, and the second time had nothing to do with the content of the scripts.
“Every season, you read at the end of the last script, ‘End of Season 1,’ or ‘End of Season 2,’” he told EW. “This read ‘End of Game of Thrones.’”
We have to wonder: Will we be crying, too, when we see Jon Snow’s fate in the final season?
Game of Thrones Season 8 will premiere in April 2019 on HBO.
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