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Game of Thrones' Kit Harington talks Jon Snow being the safest character

And his disappointing return

Jon Snow has been through hell and back, quite literally, in HBO's Game of Thrones, but actor Kit Harington says that he's probably one of the safest characters for now.

Harington spoke at length about the death and revival of his character last season in a profile for The Wrap, and said that one of the best parts about the entire debacle was that he figured his character would be pretty safe. As the show heads into the seventh season, Harington admitted that anything could happen, but considering what HBO and the Game of Thrones showrunners put fans through between the fifth and sixth seasons, he had a good feeling about Snow's fate.

"He could die next season, but I feel pretty safe this season," Harington said. "Because if I come back to life in episode two, it would be awful storytelling if you kill me in episode four."

While Harington couldn't provide any additional details as to what the seventh season — which will be two episodes shorter than the previous six and premiere later in the year — holds for his character, he did confess that he was a little disappointed with the lack of change that accompanied his character's revival. Harington said that originally he thought he would be coming back as a villain or a changed person, but when that didn't pan out, he was crestfallen.

Still, Harington said that he realized as he got the scripts that Snow did come back with more insight than ever before into his character's mindset and the way he sees people. It's a role, he added, that he's curious about as the show heads toward its end.

Game of Thrones will return for its seventh season in summer 2017.

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