Jon Snow is back and the world couldn’t be a happier place (at least for a while). The episode titled ‘Home’ which was telecast on May 1st finally gave a declaration about Jon’s return after Melisandre made an attempt to reincarnate him. Since fans around the world were speculating Jon’s return, it became an utmost necessity for the showrunners and everybody on the set to guard the secret about Jon’s return.
Kit Harington, the actor who plays Jon Snow on Game of Thrones, spoke to Entertainment Weekly recently about the return of his character on the show and how it was a well kept, well guarded secret that his code name became, “he who cannot be named” on the set. Harry Potter references are everywhere and there could not be a better code name about Jon and keep his return on the show, a secret.
He told EW about how nobody could speak his name and everyone had to address him as LC which is a short form for Lord Commander. The name Jon Snow could not only be spoken, but it also could not be written on scripts or wardrobe notes. It could not even be mentioned in conversations in case anybody was listening. Kit said, “No one was allowed to say ‘Jon Snow’ on set, ever, everyone had to refer to me as ‘LC’.”
And everyone on the set did a pretty well job to hide the return of “he who must not be named.”