It turns out Sophie Turner is not the only Game of Thrones star who has confided how the series ends. Kit Harington said he revealed the show's ending to his wife and former Thrones co-star Rose Leslie. What happened next? She stopped speaking to him. Harington said:
I told my wife last year how it ended, and she wouldn’t talk to me for about three days. And she'd asked!
Be careful what you ask for -- and apparently being the one to provide answers. Kit Harington (Jon Snow) learned that shoot-the-messenger lesson the hard way. At least it was only three days and not more. That's still rough, though. The actor shared the amusing anecdote with KISS FM’s morning show, per EW.
It is hard to know what to make of Rose Leslie's (Ygritte) reaction. Was she happy or sad about what Kit Harington told her? It can't be that great if she gave her husband the silent treatment over the news. Either way, Harington has weighed in on how he feels about the Game of Thrones ending. Here's what he said:
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.
Satisfaction is definitely not a bad sign. It is interesting that Kit Harington adds the importance of him being able to see the ending to test that notion.
Reading, filming, and then seeing something are three entirely different experiences. There is a lot of post-production magic that goes into conjuring any piece of on-screen entertainment. You have the special effects and the music, among other factors that add to the overall experience. Once those are all installed, seeing Game of Thrones’ ending could make a different impression.
Plus, the series could have a highly visual ending. Will Game of Thrones culminate with that huge battle? It is possible that is where everything could go down. Hence, the likely importance of post-production CGI and its role in Season 8. That's something you would not be able to get from just reading scripts or filming scenes.
Kit Harington has previously said that he hopes Game of Thrones’ eighth season will "change TV again." That was a reference to how the show’s first season revolutionized television. For that to happen, one would think Season 8 is going to be pretty epic and shocking. That idea is not all that shocking itself.
Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) has expressed she is not sure anyone will be satisfied with how Game of Thrones ends. But that's something she seemed to attribute to people not wanting the show to end in general.
No matter who you want to see on the Iron Throne, Game of Thrones has a lot of other components to its ending. Personally, part of being satisfied will entail everything that happens remaining true to the Game of Thrones viewers have seen so far. As long as no one acts out of character, or there are out-there saves or deaths, it should be “satisfying.”
Find out if the end is satisfying to you when Game of Thrones' final season premieres Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO. The series' eighth season is among many awaiting viewers in the midseason.