Actor Kit Harington, who played the famous Jon Snow in the recently concluded HBO series Game of Thrones, couldn’t handle his emotions during the table read of the finale. The show concluded with Jon killing Daenerys Targaryen in order to stop her from wreaking havoc on the world, as she did on the people of King’s Landing, burning them to the ground in order to free the future generations from tyrants.
on confronts Daenerys to tell her that she should forgive everyone but when she disagrees and asks him to join her, he stabs his lover through the heart. Later, Drogon burns the Iron Throne and flies away with the Mother of Dragons, while Jon is exiled to the North of The Wall.
It wasn’t easy for Jon to come to terms with the murder of her beloved in the show, but in real life too, it was equally difficult for the Harington to hold his emotions in place. In HBO’s documentary, which is based on behind the scenes footage and is named The Last Watch, Harington can be seen devastated after the scene is read out. He stares at the pages for a moment, then buries his head in his hands and moves away from the table on his chair, with a shocked reaction on his face.
The video further shows Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys, nod to Harington after looking at his reaction and then sink down into her chair, only to rise up later looking disappointed. While Emilia seems to be joking about it, Harington can be seen teary-eyed.
Fans have been divided over the end of the epic series, where Bran the Broken becomes the King of the Six Kingdoms after a council of High Lords and Ladies agree to hand over the power to him after Tyrion Lannister suggests so. The show ends on a happy note with the rebuilding of King’s Landing being planned, while Sansa Stark is now declared the Queen in the North.
Some of the other characters also embark on their journeys where Arya Stark can be seen voyaging towards the west of Westeros, while Jon joins Tormund Giantsbane towards the North of The Wall. A petition was also in place, with nearly 1.2 million signatures, which demands that the show is rewritten with a better ending and Harington and Sophie Turner have already shot down the attempt of the fans to ridicule the show’s director, saying it is “disrespectful to everyone involved”.