Emilia Clarke may have issued a warning on fifth episode of Game Of Thrones’ final season, but Kit Harington is most excited for fans to see episode four!
In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, the British actor revealed that one of his “favorite episodes” in the final season is Sunday’s upcoming chapter, which, as viewers know, kicks off right after the heroes in Winterfell celebrate the defeat of the Night King’s dead army.
While the Battle Of Winterfell was nothing short of epic, some fans were left feeling ambivalent about the victory — seeing as the Night King has been viewed as the series’ central villain from the get go.
Well, according to Jon Snow, this is exactly what makes episode four so entertaining: the fact that, despite just having killed the army of the dead, the remaining characters — much like fans — know that there’s still plenty of death and destruction ahead of them.
“One of my favorite episodes is 4 because the characters have seemingly got what they needed. The world is safe now. They’re celebrating and saying goodbye to lost friends. But as an audience you’re going, ‘This is only episode 4, something’s going to happen.’ And that’s the cool thing because I think the characters are aware of this as well.”
Oh, we’re sure they are. Especially the characters who know what evils Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) is capable of.
Sure, the Night King is scary AF and was hoping to turn everyone into an undead zombie slave. But the evil queen? She’ll lock her enemies in a chamber and have them slowly, painfully tortured for decades — and she’ll gladly watch the entire time while sipping on a glass of wine.
Also, unlike the God of Death, Cersei knows how to use information to drive people against each other. She’s a cocktail of all the worst Game Of Thrones villains: ruthless like Ramsay Bolton, manipulative like Littlefinger, and powerful like the Mad King.
Basically… she’s the ultimate final villain.
And that’s something the remaining characters are well aware of. As Harington put it:
“There’s something twisted and uncomfortable about it. It’s so Shakespearian.”
As for his thoughts on episode three’s Battle of Winterfell, Harington admitted that he was happy Jon learned how to ride one of Dany’s dragons. But, as some fans have expressed, he was slightly “pissed off” that his character wasn’t on the battleground where he belongs.
“I was slightly pissed off I was on a dragon, it stops me from fighting in a crowd. It’s going to look cool but I wanted, in some ways — just as Jon does — to get back down on the ground. The fact he can fly a dragon means he has to but his place is down there amongst the sword swingers. But that whole episode should be mesmerizing.”
Saying that some were disappointed Jon didn’t do more in that battle is an understatement. As we reported, some fans have convinced themselves that the Warden in the North actually assisted his little sister Arya Stark in slaying the Night King by… standing up and screaming at the ice dragon.
It’s hard to argue that Jon played a pivotal role in Battle of Winterfell, but we’re sure he’ll have plenty of opportunities to save the day in the final battle!
Plus, he and Dany were the team captains. Obviously they both get credit for pulling the forces together to defeat the Night King. Let Arya have a moment.
Watch a preview of episode four (below):
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