Kit Harington’s ‘Game of Thrones’ finale reaction becomes instantly relatable meme

This article contains spoilers for Game of Thrones season 8.

Game of Thrones fans who are still reeling from the divisive series finale had an opportunity to immerse themselves in the show’s production one last time on Sunday with HBO documentary Game of Thrones: The Last Watch. 

One highlight came during Kit Harington’s reading of the last episode, when he learned that Jon Snow kills Daenerys.

If you haven’t seen the scene, here’s a quick refresh:

The internet quickly pounced on Harington’s reaction, turning it into a meme. Seeing him cry because of the scene may have been the scene everyone was actually waiting for in Game of Thrones‘ last season.

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For some, the difference in reaction from the first to last reading served as an analogy for the entire season.

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It just goes to show that Kit Harington is all of us in times of distress.


Stephanie Fillion

Stephanie Fillion

Stéphanie Fillion is a French-Canadian journalist covering politics and foreign affairs in Montreal, Canada. She has worked for Radio-Canada in Vancouver and was a San Paolo fellow at La Stampa in Turin. In 2015, she won the Eu-Canada Young Journalist Award. She holds an M.A. in Journalism, Politics and Global Affairs from Columbia Journalism School and a B.A. in Comparative Politics, History and Italian Studies from McGill University. Her work appeared in outlets such as Quartz, Vice News, Ipolitics, and PassBlue.