If the sight of a headline about whether or not Jon Snow is alive in Game of Thrones Season 6 doesn’t make you nauseated, then this is for you. In the never-ending back-and-forth debates, with cast and crew alike tossing in their predictions and teases, fans have been wondering if Game of Thrones might live up to its mantra of “what is dead may never die” once again. At the risk of sounding like an episode of Maury, here it goes…
In the case of Jon Snow, fans … he will return — just not in the way you might be expecting. In an interview with Time Out London, actor Kit Harington spoke (once again) about the fate of the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. He replied:
Look, I’m not in the show any more. I’m definitely not in the new series … I filmed some scenes of me being dead – [jokily] it’s some of my best work.
When asked whether he knows what happens in the season ahead, Harington said, “I don’t have a clue. I know how long I’m a corpse for, but I can’t tell you that.”
If you’ve read this far, it might be too late to warn you of spoilers from Season 5. Nevertheless, be warned. The last moments of the Season 5 finale saw Jon betrayed by his brethren of the Night’s Watch as they plunged blades through his torso proclaiming, “For the Night’s Watch.” Perhaps if this scene between Ser Alliser Thorne (Owen Teale) and Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju) hadn’t been nixed, fans would’ve seen it coming earlier on. Adding to the intrigue was the arrival of Lady Melisandre (Carice van Houten) at Castle Black as this was transpiring, given her resurrection ability as a red priestess.
It seems that everyone from Harington (on numerous occasions) to Rose Leslie (whose character, Ygritte, isn’t even on the show anymore) to Emilia Clarke (Daenerys) to Maisie Williams (Arya) to George R.R. Martin to that random user on the Game of Thrones Reddit thread has weighed in, and now it’s becoming more overworked and tired than the whole Glenn fiasco on The Walking Dead. Thankfully, Season 6 premieres on April 24, so we won’t have to speculate for much longer.