Harington appears as Jon Snow in the second episode of Game of Thrones, The Kingsroad. Sean Bean plays his father, Lord Eddard ‘Ned’ Stark. At Winterfell, Lord Eddard is preparing to leave for King’s Landing with the royal party and his two daughers, Arya and Sansa Stark. Jon leaves with Tyrion Lannister, played by Peter Dinklage, to head north to the Wall of Westeros where he intends to join the Night’s Watch. Ned tells Jon that although he is illegitimate, they share the same blood. As they travel north, Tyrion informs Jon that the Night’s Watch is not a noble band of warriors, but a group of criminals and unwanted sons.