As fans count down the minutes until the final Game of Thrones season premieres this weekend, one of the show's biggest names veered away from the dark drama, stepping out for the first time as host of the iconic sketch comedy show, Saturday Night Live. Harington has only been known as Jon Snow, but this was a nice introduction to his more lighthearted comedic side - one that we can certainly get used to. "I have no idea what that means, but the writers told me to say that, so you guys probably know what it means". When Harington noted that she's in the show and, as a result, should know how it ends, she added, "I forgot".
"Well, I'm sorry but you'll just have to wait and see in a couple of weeks", Harington replied. "It's been so damn long since the last season".
John Bradley who plays Samwell Tarly of the Night's Watch also had some questions about his character's fate.
Her final question: "Do you remember in season 6 when we had sex?" "I spent my time dealing with a dragon, which was just a tennis ball on a stick".
Given Game of Thrones' vast popularity, it was inevitable that a monologue wouldn't be enough when it came to lampooning the series, and fans got a look at some of the planned spin-offs HBO has in the works for after the show comes to an end. All she wanted to know is: "What are we going to do for money now?".
Look, SNL's point about HBO refusing to let Game of Thrones go by developing multiple spinoff shows that might keep us in Westeros for years to come is well taken. Mariska replied, "Bingo." In some of the other spinoffs, Jon Snow deals with "forbidden love" with a White Walker in the show Castle Black, a cartoon Arya stabs a football player in the throat in a Daria parody, and Sam Tarly and Gilly star in a the sitcom The Queen of Kings Landing.