Though the premiere of Game of Thrones's final season is just a little over two months away, it feels like a lifetime to some fans. While they've been obsessively digging through Reddit for new theories of what may come, friends and family of the show's cast members are beginning to hear some major spoilers—whether they want them or not. Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, revealed that she has told “a few people” how the series ends (though her fiancé, Joe Jonas, has stated he doesn't want to know). Now, Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow, has also let some important details slip.
In October, Harington told Esquire that he hadn’t told his wife—former co-star Rose Leslie—how Thrones ends, even going so far as to claim he wouldn’t be telling anyone. Leslie, who played Jon’s Wildling lover Ygritte in the show, obviously has a deeper connection to the story than just any everyday fan. Though Harington was adamant about not telling her, he appears to have reconsidered his silence.
While speaking on the Kiss Breakfast radio show on Friday, the actor confessed that he did tell Leslie the ending of Game of Thrones ... and regretted it.
"I told my wife last year how it ended, and she wouldn't talk to me for about three days," Harington said. "And she'd asked!"
This is why spoilers are never a good idea, no matter how badly we think we want them. Also, "last year"? Was Harington lying back in October when he promised he was keeping his mouth shut, or did Leslie get Harington's retelling of the finale as a Christmas gift?
When asked if he was satisfied with the ending, Harington wasn't able to give a firm yes or no. "It's a weird one to answer that," 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."
Game of Thrones returns to HBO on April 14, 2019.