Friday, May 18, 2012

Game of Thrones: Jon Snow and Ygritte

Oh Jon Snow. The Virgin of the North. 

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie as Jon Snow and Ygritte on Game of Thrones Season Two Jon Snow Ygritte
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie as Jon Snow and Ygritte on Game of Thrones Season Two Jon Snow Ygritte
He's probably the only dude on HBO who never gets any. Jon Snow is positively adorable with his prudishness. Trapped alone in the wilderness with a fiery red-head who has no trouble pointing out certain physical... happenings, Jon basically blushes 24/7.

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie as Jon Snow ad Ygritte on Game of Thrones A Man Without Honor Season Two
Jon occasionally seems much younger than his seventeen years. In the novels, it makes sense that a fifteen year old didn't quite hit that point of grown-man yet. But seventeen? In this world? I mean, whatever. Television can't have actual children running around being promiscuous and violent, so I GET it, but it left an interesting tint on Jon's character. 

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie as Jon Snow and Ygritte on Game of Thrones Season Two Jon Snow Ygritte
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie as Jon Snow and Ygritte on Game of Thrones Season Two Jon Snow Ygritte
The contrast between Jon and Ygritte has been fun to watch. She is wild and free - two things Jon is not and has never been. She's comfortable in her skin and she uses her feminine sexuality to push his buttons. Catching him off his guard is the best way for her to escape. So again and again, she embarrasses and taunts him. And he's just got to suck it up.

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie as Jon Snow and Ygritte on Game of Thrones Season Two Jon Snow Ygritte
Also, these two actors have a lot of chemistry. And age-wise, they don't have the inappropriate gap between them that dear Arya and Gendry currently have. So THIS is a couple worth shipping.

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie as Jon Snow and Ygritte on Game of Thrones Season Two Jon Snow Ygritte
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie as Jon Snow and Ygritte on Game of Thrones Season Two Jon Snow Ygritte
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie as Jon Snow and Ygritte on Game of Thrones Season Two Jon Snow Ygritte
By the end of the episode, Jon's had just about all he can take. He may have been holding the rope, but she's been calling the shots. You can only keep fire bottled up for so long. 

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie as Jon Snow and Ygritte on Game of Thrones Season Two Jon Snow Ygritte
Ygritte breaks free and Jon finds himself surrounded by her people. Now he's on her turf. 

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie as Jon Snow and Ygritte on Game of Thrones Season Two Jon Snow Ygritte
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie as Jon Snow and Ygritte on Game of Thrones Season Two Jon Snow Ygritte
I wish there were more than three episodes left. Things are going to start winding down soon and then we'll have a-whole-nother ten months before we get the next season. Alas. At least Maisie Williams will be older by then.

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