There’s no doubt that the cast members of Game of Thrones are feeling the pain of leaving one of the greatest shows in television history behind. Even if you’re not heavily sentimental or nostalgic, like Kit Harington claims not to be, there’s got to be something to miss about the show. So the series' stars have been recalling their favorite memories from the show in time for the final season, in HBO’s video series “The Cast Remembers.”
In the interview, Harington discussed his first scene on the show, which was simple: All he did was walk along the ramparts at Castle Black. The actor claimed he was very nervous, and was thankful his first scene was so easy. But he had no idea what was to come.
Going into the second season, Harington remembered, “Iceland, Season 2, the first day we were there. That was my favorite day on Thrones. I had never been to a more beautiful place in my life, and it was special for so many reasons.” Season 2 was also when we met the Wildling Ygritte, played by Rose Leslie, who eventually became Jon Snow’s love interest in the show—and Harington’s real-life wife.
“It was the scene where I was not able to behead Ygritte,” Harington continued. “My favorite actor to work with was Rose Leslie. There was something really special about working with Rose. She is one of the best actors I've worked with, one of the most instinctual, and we really kind of had a great chemistry together I think.”
We can’t imagine Harington picking something that didn't involve his wife as his favorite Thrones memory, but it’s still incredibly sweet to hear him say it. We’ll see the actor reprise his role as Jon Snow one last time, when Game of Thrones returns on April 14.