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Kit Harington of 'Game of Thrones' apologizes to fans (you know why)

Spoilers, spoilers and more spoilers. The actor who plays Jon Snow feels like he owes viewers a big heaping "I'm sorry."

Kit Harington, better known as Jon Snow, at a season 3 screening.

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Did I mention spoilers? If you didn't see Sunday's episode of HBO's "Game of Thrones" and you want to remain blissfully ignorant of the massive plot shift at the end, then you'll want to go cower in some far, dark corner of the Internet and not emerge until you've watched it.

Everybody else, gather around. Kit Harington, the actor behind the Stark bastard/Lord Commander of the Night's Watch Jon Snow, has something to say to you.

"I'd like to say sorry for lying to everyone," Harington told Entertainment Weekly, the first to corner the actor about the big reveal.

"I'm glad that people were upset that he died," he added. "I think my biggest fear was that people were not going to care. Or it would just be, 'Fine, Jon Snow's dead.' But it seems like people had a, similar to the Red Wedding episode, kind of grief about it. Which means something I'm doing, or the show is doing, is right."

Harington went on record after the death of Jon Snow in season 5 as saying that the character was dead and would not be coming back. That didn't quash viewers' hopes that he would return. Fans of the moody, sultry, long-haired and noble character got quite a jolt Sunday night when Melisandre worked her magic and left his body there in disappointment at her failure to revive him. And then...boom! Jon Snow awoke.

So Harington is a Lying McLyersons. That's OK. His dedicated denial of Snow's resurrection -- the character was stabbed by his fellow Night's Watch buddies -- really added a needed element of suspense to the story line. Fans stayed obsessed with the topic all through the off-season, spouting endless theories about how he might come back.

Snow's dramatic gasp at the end of the episode now opens up an exciting realm of possibilities. Will he be changed? Will those gnarly knife wounds close up? Technically, his commitment to the Night's Watch "shall not end until my death." He died, so does that release him from his vows? We'll all be hanging on every breath Jon Snow takes in the next episode.

Naturally, Twitter went all bonkers over the twist with #GameofThrones topping the trending chart to the tune of well over 600,000 tweets. Here are a few gems: