‘That’s crap:’ Kit Harington shuts down a fan theory that Jon Snow was behind Arya’s decision to kill the Night King

The Night King raises the dead on season five, episode eight,

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The Night King raises the dead on season five, episode eight, “Hardhome.”i
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  • Kit Harington shut down a fan theory, which implied that Jon Snow encouraged Arya Stark to kill the Night King in their epic final showdown, calling the assumption “crap.”
  • Harington told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview published on Friday that despite his hard feelings, he was proud of Arya’s surprise moment.
  • “I was a bit pissed off, only because I wanted to kill the Night King!” he said. “But I was so happy for Maisie and Arya.”
  • He also shared that he was very pleased with the show’s final scene in which Jon is seen waking North with the Free Folk.
  • “I loved it. When I read it, that bit really made me cry,” he said.
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Kit Harington shut down a fan theory, which implied that Jon Snow encouraged Arya Stark to kill the Night King in their epic final showdown, calling the assumption “crap.”

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter published on Friday, Harington said that while he was bummed that it wasn’t his character that finally defeated the show’s icy villain, he says Jon had no say in Arya’s decision to do so.

“Yeah, come on. What, the big man goes and tells the little girl to go and [do it]? No thanks. That’s crap. She did it all on her own. It had nothing to do with Jon,” he said in the interview.

Harington said that despite his hard feelings, he was proud of actress Maisie Williams’ surprise moment.

“I was a bit pissed off, only because I wanted to kill the Night King!” he said. “But I was so happy for Maisie and Arya. I was secretly like, “I wanted to do that!”

“But it was a really great twist, and it tied up Maisie’s journey in a really beautiful way,” he continued. “Over the seasons, we’ve seen her build up these skills to become this hardened assassin, and she uses it all to kill our main antagonist.”

He also shared that he was very pleased with the show’s final scene in which Jon is seen waking North with the Free Folk.

“I loved it. When I read it, that bit really made me cry,” he said.

“This character that I loved for so many years and had grown so close to, and had meant so much to me … seeing him 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.”