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Game of Thrones brought back Jon Snow (Kit Harington) after almost a year of insisting the character was dead. He technically was dead until Melisandre (Carice van Houten) worked her magic and brought the hero back from the dead. Harington was spotted around set for months, but maintained he would only be back as a corpse. So, whatever, he lied. He’s back. Deal with it. So how did producers manage to keep a lid on leaks? By giving good ol’ Jon Snow a nickname.
The producers dubbed him “LC,” meaning “Lord Commander,” not Lauren Conrad. Although Jon Snow is kind of the LC of the Game of Thrones group…
Anyway, producers didn’t put him in the scripts, he wasn’t even mentioned in scene breakdowns, call sheets or any other show material, EW reports. His name wasn’t uttered. “No one was allowed to say ‘Jon Snow’ on set, ever, everyone had to refer to me as ‘LC,'” Harington said.
The only time the name “Jon Snow” was said was in on-camera dialogue. According to EW, van Houten had some fun with the “LC” name while she washed Harington’s naked body on set. Get it? You get it.
Van Houten’s fun has been continuing on Twitter. The day after the episode aired she tweeted the below to fans.
Source: How Game of Thrones Kept Jon Snow and Kit Harington’s Fate a Secret | E! Online