Damn. Now we know why Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) has that beard. It’s to hide his true identity as Joanna Snow.

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Before you start panicking as to why Harington shaved off all that facial hair, calm down. It’s (apparently) for his role in the play Doctor Faustus, which he’s currently starring in on the West End. And of course, a beard grows back easily, unlike Snow’s legendary long locks.

Meanwhile, the Internet went predictably cray cray.

Don’t ever die on us again, Jon Snow. We won’t be able to handle it.