Last night episode of Game of Thrones shows us that Jon Snow has left the watch and Castle Black. After his resurrection, he had to execute the mutineers, and they involved Olly, who was just a teenager. Throughout it was being speculated that Oathbreaker might be about Brienne since her sword’s name is Oathkeeper. But it was all about Jon breaking the Oath of Night’s Watch. Though there is one line in the Oath taken by the Night Watchers which says, “Night gathers and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death..” and Jon Snow had died. Thus, his watch ended there.
Kit Harrington spoke with EW about this Sunday episode’s ending and said that, “He’s done with it. He’s seen the other side, seen what’s there, and comes back and realizes he needs to lead his life and get out of there. This place betrayed him, and everything he stood for has changed. Plus, he had to kill a child, Olly, and that’s what really does it. He kills an underage kid and he can’t see the point in being up there anymore. At the heart of it, he knows by staying at the Wall he can’t help the kingdoms and he’s probably going to die very quickly if he stays.”
He further explains how death changed Jon Snow and how Kit was worried at first about Jon being the same person after resurrection and says, “At first, I was worried that he’ll wake up and he’s the same, back to normal — then there’s no point in that death, He needs to change. There’s a brilliant line when Melisandre asks: ‘What did you see?’ And he says: ‘Nothing, there was nothing at all.’ That cuts right to our deepest fear, that there’s nothing after death. And that’s the most important line in the whole season for me. Jon’s never been afraid of death, and that’s made him a strong and honorable person. He realizes something about his life now: He has to live it because that’s all there is. He’s been over the line and there’s nothing there. And that changes him. It literally puts the fear of God into him. He’s seen oblivion, and that’s got to change somebody in the most fundamental way there is. He doesn’t want to die ever again. But if he does, he doesn’t want to be brought back.”
Things will just get better from here.