The Game of Thrones star hosted the sketch show for the first time and invited some of his Game of Thrones castmates and his former co-star and now wife Rose Leslie to tag along. Leslie even butted in to Harington’s monologue to ask her husband a very important question.
“I’m sorry honey, I can’t even tell you how Game of Thrones ends,” he told her.
Leslie replied: “Oh I don’t care about that, I’m not a nerd. No my, question is what are we going to do for money now? We didn’t save anything, and you kept telling me ‘I’m the King of the North we can order Uber Eats every night.’”
Harington told her that he’d sort something out regarding their finances and that he might even start a jewellery line. (We’d buy it.)
“I love you,” Leslie smiled. “One more question, how soon can you grow back that beard?”
“I love you too,” Harington sighed.
Honestly, Leslie? Same. We can barely cope with seeing Harington without the beard on red carpets and television shows, you have to live with the man. We have no idea how you’re doing it.
Leslie wasn’t the only one to interrupt Harington’s monologue. Emilia Clarke was also in the audience, and she heckled Harington for Game of Thrones spoilers, too. “Could you just give us a general sense of how it ends?” she asked, from her seat.
“Wait a second, Emilia, you’re in the show,” Harington said. She responded: “Well yeah, but I forgot.”
Clarke also ribbed Harington about their raunchy sex scene as, ahem, aunt and nephew Daenerys Targaryen and Jon ‘Aegon Targaryen’ Snow on Game of Thrones. “Do you remember in season six when we had sex,” Clarke asked, as the SNL audience whooped and cheered. “Did you know they filmed that?”
Also waiting in the wings to pester Harington was John Bradley West, who plays Jon Snow’s best friend Samwell Tarly on Game of Thrones.
“Do you think we’ll still hang out after the show, like best friends,” West asked. “What about next Tuesday, I could come around by six in the morning?”
“I’m actually busy next Tuesday,” Harington said.
“Wow, you’ve changed,” West responded.
Shaving his beard off? Starting a jewellery line? Making excuses to avoid catching up with his friends? Harington, you have changed. We want Jon Snow back. He’d never tell Samwell Tarly he was too busy to hang out.
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