On Sunday night’s new episode of “Game of Thrones,” we got rid of a very important character in Alliser Thorne. Then, there’s Olly. Okay, we’re probably being a little bit hard on the kid, but at the same time he has this tendency to be incredibly difficult to like for the most part. A good percentage of that is because the kid, who Jon had previously cared about, was the final dagger in his heart.
As it turns out, killing Olly may have also been the final straw for him in his decision to move away from Castle Black and the Night’s Watch now that he has come back to life. Technically, his watch ended when he died … right? That’s at least our take on it. For Jon’s, take a look at what Kit Harington said in a chat with Entertainment Weekly:
“He’s done with it … He’s seen the other side, seen what’s there, and comes back and realizes he needs to lead his life and get out of there. This place betrayed him, and everything he stood for has changed. Plus, he had to kill a child, Olly, and that’s what really does it. He kills an underage kid and he can’t see the point in being up there anymore. At the heart of it, he knows by staying at the Wall he can’t help the kingdoms and he’s probably going to die very quickly if he stays.”
The one thing we do worry about at the Wall is what happens if no one is protecting the kingdoms from the White Walkers, since they have been established as the larger threat than anyone fighting for the Iron Throne. Yet, is this a series really about stopping the White Walkers? Maybe this is the sort of the fight before the fight against the White Walkers, and they’re being set up as a threat to ponder over in the future. We’re not sure that ending would be fully embraced, but it’s tough to say.
Hopefully, Jon will just bring his knowledge of the White Walkers and all of the other insanity with him wherever he goes. That may be the best-case scenario coming out of this.
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