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Well, at least we know that a certain someone from Game of Thrones is feeling bad for putting fans through the ringer for the last year. If you haven’t seen last Sunday’s episode of of the HBO Canada series just yet, chances are, by now, that you’ve heard about the grand return of one Jon Snow.

It was a moment fans everywhere knew was coming (come on, let’s not kill the poster boy for the series completely!), but one that was pretty powerful nonetheless. Especially since producers, writers, the head of HBO and even the guy who plays Jon Snow himself, Kit Harington, have been telling viewers that Jon Snow was dead.

Well, they weren’t technically lying, now were they? He was dead. It’s just that now he’s a little less dead. As in, he’s breathing again but we have no clue how Melisandre’s revival is going to sit with the poor bloke.

Regardless, Harington is well aware of the duplicitous efforts to keep that secret a secret until the episode aired. In a video interview with Entertainment Weekly, he issued his own apology to fans everywhere for lying to them.

“I’m glad that people were upset that he died,” the actor says. “I think my biggest fear was that people weren’t going to care… but it seemed like people, similar to the Red Wedding episode, had a bit of a grief with it.”

Yeah, sure. If you can roll all of our tears, obsessive Internet research and hot debates with fellow fans into a term as simple as “grief.” That’s exactly what it was.

Either way we’re happy he’s back and in living, breathing form. Now if only we could feel that excited about the fact that Ramsay is still alive…

 

Game of Thrones airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO Canada.