May we now have your consideration, please. It is with a heavy coronary heart that I have to make the next announcement: Today, November 23, 2018 — a day dubbed as Black Friday — will ceaselessly be remembered in infamy, because the day we discovered the gifted younger thespian who has so expertly portrayed Jon Snow on Game of Thrones since 2011 — Kit Harington — has lastly lower his contractually obligated, lengthy and luxuriously curly locks.
We won’t ever see its like once more.
News of this most tragic occasion discovered its strategy to us by way of Twitter person Jonerys Targaryens, who shared the photograph of Harington sporting his new hairdo and mustache, forcing many people into prompt manic states of melancholy, whereby we curled up into the fetal place and started to cry uncontrollably. Prepare yourselves, for that is what the huge and chilly vacancy of abandonment seems like:
And there you may have it. Kit Harington has apparently given up a profitable and profitable profession in performing, to develop into a Hipster Artisinal Mushroom Farmer. That will be the one affordable clarification for why the actor would destroy one thing so stunning and beautiful, as his flowing mane.
In all seriousness, Game of Thrones followers knew today would come…finally. Harington revealed earlier this 12 months that he was retaining his wonderful tresses lengthy and prepared for motion, ought to he be referred to as in for reshoots of some elements of season 8, the present’s last season. Then, solely a month later, he was filmed wishing the late British playwright Harold Pinter a contented birthday, and he was lacking his now signature Jon Snow scruffy beard.
The sight of Kit Harington’s face, pink and child clean, ought to have served as a warning that the top was nigh — but we selected to disregard the indicators, hoping reshoots would hold Harington’s curly hairstyle lengthy and flowing. We have been naive.
So now, along with his new spiffy hairdo and pornstar mustache, Harington has lastly stated goodbye to the persona who was as soon as referred to as the Bastard of Winterfell and who was mocked by his brothers within the Night’s Watch with the nickname of “Lord Snow.” During all of this, his hair remained wonderful.
Harington’s wavey locks might have appeared unkempt, however I can guarantee you there was no different man, lady or little one alive in all of Westeros who took higher care of their hair than Jon Snow. It was with him, freely flowing within the chilly northern air past the Wall, as he infiltrated Mance Rayder’s wildling military on the behest of the legendary Qhorin Halfhand.
Later, when the wildlings started to suspect he was going to betray their plans on the first probability he received, it was his seductive and silken strands that helped the wildling Ygritte drop her suspicions towards him, as he made her consider that he actually knew nothing…like, on a regular basis.
As the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, Jon and his lusciously lavish locks traveled to Hardhome to rescue 1000’s of wildlings who had gathered there after being defeated by Stannis Baratheon’s military.
Jon’s hair flowed freely then, as he got here nose to nose with the Night King and his nefarious lieutenants, the White Walkers. With a mighty swing of his Valyrian metal sword, Longclaw, Jon grew to become the second man in recognized trendy historical past to truly have killed a White Walker (Samwell Tarley was the primary kill a White Walker. He did it with an obsidian dagger he discovered on the Fist of the First Men, and earned the moniker of Same the Slayer, and Meera Reed grew to become the third human to kill an Other, when she threw an obsidian spear into the chest of the monster, inflicting him to shatter into one million items). Jon repeated the feat in episode 706, “Beyond the Wall,” and discovered that by killing a Walker, one additionally destroys the numerous wights it controls.
Jon’s hair remained unbound, unkempt, and unbroken till his brothers within the Night’s Watch — led by the coward Aliser Thorne and the sniveling little steward, Olly — turned their cloaks and murdered their Lord Commander. As he lay dying within the snow-covered coaching yard of Castle Black, Jon was not alone, for the strands in his hair cradled his head like a new child babe, exuding calmness, acceptance, and bravado, as he stared into the chilly face of darkness, nothingness and the whole oblivion of dying.
The traitors wouldn’t have the final phrase on the legendary story of Jon Snow, nonetheless, because the Lord of Light, R’hllor noticed match to present the present of recent life to him, and he was introduced again to life by the sorceress Melisandre.
With his most trusted pals and advisors surrounding him, Jon not wanted to depend on his magnificent mane to assist him navigate the harmful waters of management within the Night’s Watch, and his final act as Lord Commander was to execute these dastardly traitors who so savagely killed him in chilly blood.
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With his dying, Jon’s vow to the Night’s Watch was ended, and he gave command of the traditional order to his shut pal Eddison Tollett, then turned his wonderful head of hair towards Winterfell, the place Ramsay Bolton held sway, claiming the title of Lord of Winterfell and Warden of the North. Jon’s half-sister Sansa discovered her means, eventually, to Castle Black, and the welcoming embrace of her bastard brother Jon.
As she fell into his arms, Sansa buried her face into his hair and took a deep breath, inhaling and absorbing scents that I can solely think about have been probably the most intoxicating smells any human has ever had the pleasure…nay… the dignity to inhale.
Emboldened by the return of Sansa Stark to the North, and having discovered the dying loophole in his vows to the Night’s Watch, Jon pulled his hair again right into a manbun, realizing that the Lords of the North would respect his completely cool and trendsetting alternative of haircut. The bun intimidated his enemies, with Jon by no means having to say a phrase. One have a look at his god-touched mane and Jon’s opponents fled from him in terror…or so we think about.
Anyway, along with his hair in a bun, Jon fought and defeated Ramsay Bolton, beating him to a bloody pulp, and as soon as once more proclaiming that House Stark held sway within the North. The Bolton banners fell to the bottom, changed with the direwolf of the Starks. Jon, utterly coated in blood, mud, and gore, calmly informed his males to take his slain brother Rickon to the crypts beneath Winterfell, to lie subsequent to the bones of the one man he knew to be his father — Lord Eddard Stark.
It was Ned, the person who raised Jon as his personal son, that held an earth-shattering secret about his true parentage: Jon was not a bastard son of some one-night stand with a whore or typical camp follower as he was led to consider. No, his father was Rhaegar Targaryen — the Prince of Dragonstone and inheritor to the Iron Throne of Westeros — and with out realizing it, his head of hair proven proudly to match his father Rhaegar’s type, in addition to that of the person who raised him, Lord Eddard Stark, who because it seems, is Jon’s uncle, for his mom was Ned’s beloved sister, Lyanna Stark.
Lyanna and Rhaegar have been secretly married, and Bran — because the Three-Eyed Raven — had a entrance row seat to all of it, together with the second Lyanna, made Ned promise to maintain her new child son secure…and that the kid’s identify was Aegon Targaryen. In order to maintain the kid secure from the unbridled wrath of the soon-to-be-crowned King Robert Baratheon, Ned merely referred to as him Jon, in honor of his mentor, the Lord of the Vale, Jon Arryn.
his life-long secret — stored by the honorable and stalwart Ned Stark — could be that he was a trueborn inheritor to the Iron Throne, with a declare stronger than anybody in Westeros, together with the Usurper, and the would-be queens, Cersei Lannister and his lover-aunt, Daenerys Targaryen.
Will Jon and Daenerys resolve to rule the Seven Kingdoms like their ancestor’s Aegon the Conqueror and his sister-wives Visenya and Rhaenys? We should wait till April of 2019 to seek out out. But for now, we mourn. We mourn the lack of one thing majestic and storied for seven…happening eight seasons of the most effective present within the historical past of tv.
Game of Thrones and Kit Harington’s hair ushered within the true Golden Age of tv, forcing HBO’s rivals to try to copy its mannequin for achievement and spending exuberant quantities of cash on medieval fantasy dramas of their very own.
Kit Harington gave us #HairWatch between seasons 5 and 6, and since then we now have by no means taken our eyes off of his flowing curls. But now, we’ll by no means have that probability once more. Rest in Piece, you majestic and fabulous follicles, you deserved a greater destiny than being shorn and easily swept away like the opposite discarded refuse of no matter salon Harington used to get a brand new hairdo, and in doing so breaking the hearts of the hundreds of thousands of followers…of his hair.
And now, our Hairwatch is ended.
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