Jon Snow's Game of Thrones story arc ended with him riding off into the snow with the Wildlings, but apparently, that was a good thing.
Believe it or not, we have now been living in a world where no new episodes of Game of Thrones are on the horizon for a full four months. That's how long it has been since the controversial final season of the hit show came to an end. You can create and sign all the petitions you want, no one is remaking those final episodes for you because that would be ridiculous.
We're not saying GoT's closing moments and story arcs were the best the TV show has ever offered up, but whether we like it or not, that's what we got. Our dreams of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen reigning over the seven kingdoms were very much dashed and put to rest all together when Snow murdered his aunt/lover.
Kit Harrington, the man who played Snow, recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter and elaborated on his character's ending. After killing Dany, Jon is spared death himself and sent to Castle Black. With nothing threatening, that they know of, imminently arriving from beyond the wall, Jon gathered up the Wildlings and the free folk and went to live with them beyond the borders of Westeros.
"It felt to me like he was finally free," explained Harrington when discussing Jon's GoT finale. "He had done a horrible thing, as much as he had felt that pain, the actual ending for him was finally being released." Despite being a great and fearless leader, it was always evident that Jon never really wanted to be king. That's one of the reasons why he was so willing to pass up the crown for Dany. That and, you know, the being in love with her and all that.
If you're one of the many fans who is still seething about how GoT ended, hopefully, Harrington's explanation can ease your woes, at least a little. We may not have gotten an explanation from the character as to why he ventured off into the wilderness, but the one the character who plays him has offered up certainly makes sense. Plus, who would know Jon Snow better than the man who portrayed him for almost a decade?