During the Season 5 finale of “Game of Thrones,” fans of the HBO fantasy series had to endure Myrcella Baratheon’s (Nell Tiger Free) surprise poisoning, Cersei Lannister’s (Lena Headey) walk of shame, and the death of Stannis Baratheon. But nothing compared to death of Jon Snow (Kit Harrington). The Night’s Watch murderous mutiny against the young Lord Commander was a devastating cliffhanger to a traumatic season, and fans have been in mourning since the closing credits.
In New York, one dedicated fan created a sidewalk memorial in honor of the fallen ranger. The memorial, consisting of a framed picture of Snow, candles and two signs was set up outside of the Bedford Avenue L Train subway stop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The signs read, “You know everything Jon Snow,” and “what is dead may never die, but rises again, harder and stronger.” According to Gothamist, Williamsburg resident Matt Doherty was responsible for the display.
See a tweet below showing the solemn memorial:
— Michelle (@SweepMoon) June 16, 2015
However, fans’ rawest emotions were reserved for the moment they actually watched the shocking death go down. Luckily, some devoted fans videotaped their live reactions to the episode’s surprise ending. The Daily Mirror put together a compilation of some of the best fan responses.
Watch the video below:
Now viewers will be hoping that the arrival of Melisandre (Carice van Houten) at Castle Black means that there is a chance that Jon Snow could be brought back to life in Season 6. Unfortunately, Harrington and the show’s producers have thus far denied the possibility, insisting that character is dead for good.
Is Jon Snow gone for good? Fans will have to wait over a year to find out. In the meantime, fans can trek to New York to pay their respects to Jon Snow’s makeshift memorial.