Kit Harington Participates in a Shocking 'Game of Thrones' Lie Detector Test

Jonathan Ross forces Jon Snow to battle The Stone of Truth.
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Is Jon Snow dead or not? Game of Thrones fans have tirelessly asked this question for almost a full year, following the apparent demise of Kit Harington's Lord Commander at the end of season five.

Turns out, there was an easy way to find an answer all along: hooking Harington up to a lie detector test in front of a live studio audience.

The plan went into effect on The Jonathan Ross Show Saturday, with the titular British talk show host forcing Harington to stuff his hand inside of "The Stone of Truth," a contraption that looks like a fossilized Weirwood tree straight out of Westeros. Ross then went on to ask Harington a series of questions that could only be answered with "yes," "no," and "I know nothing." Depending on his satisfaction with the answers, the host could use the Stone of Truth to send an electric jolt into Harington's hand — a responsibility he wielded with reckless glee, of course.

To his credit, Harington put on a brave face and played along, suffering the shocks with all the strength and courage expected from the son of a Stark (and possibly a Targaryen, depending on your preferred theories of choice). In fact, he provided an interesting answer when asked if Jon would return from the dead as a White Walker: "No." Either it's a convincing lie, or that's one possible mode of resurrection off the table.

Watch the full video below.

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