When asked about their final scene together, both Kit Harington and Rose Leslie responded that they thought the scene was beautiful and filled with love.
Harington said, "What I wanted to capture is that he's just very happy to see her again at the heart of it. He doesn't really care in some ways if the arrow hits him and he dies — he's just happy to see her. It's a beautiful moment for him — it's quite profound."
Leslie said, "I think, for Ygritte, throughout season four, she was on a ruthless mission. And I don't think she at all anticipated how much she loved him. And I think seeing him again completely threw her. It was a very beautiful moment."