Following the series finale of Game of Thrones in May, millions of fans were left wondering where Jon Snow was headed after returning to Castle Black.

Kit Harrington revealed in an interview this week where his famous character was going after being relegated back to the Night’s Watch. Snow was seen reuniting with Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju), direwolf Ghost and the surviving wildlings and Free Folk to seemingly venture beyond the Wall and live with all those groups of people.


Harrington, 32, told Entertainment Weekly that theory is correct and that the decision about his character’s final destination felt to him like Snow was “finally free.”

“[S]eeing [Jon Snow] go beyond the Wall back to something true, something honest, something pure with these people he was always told he belongs with — the Free Folk — it felt to me like he was finally free,” said Harrington, who is currently nominated for an Emmy for Best Actor in a Drama Series. “Instead of being chained and sent to the Wall, it felt like he was set free. It was a really sweet ending. As much as he had done a horrible thing [in killing Daenerys], as much as he had felt that pain, the actual ending for him was finally being released.”

Harrington also spoke out earlier this year after Game of Thrones fans started an online petition asking for the final season to be re-written. Many viewers voiced discontent with the plot twists and character arcs of the eighth season and blasted head writers David Benioff and Dan Weiss. Harrington responded to news of the petition by telling fans to “go f— themselves.”

Game of Thrones scored an impressive 32 Emmy nominations this year and especially dominated in the acting categories. Production of a prequel series for the hit HBO fantasy series is currently underway, while it remains unknown when George R.R. Martin will publish The Winds of Winter, the sixth book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series.

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