Readers of Game of Thrones knew it was coming. Jon Snow’s death at the hands of his Night Watch Brothers. Kit Harrington is playing up the fact Jon Snow is dead in an interview with EW.
“I had a sit-down with Dan and David, we did the Tony Soprano walk [letting an actor know they’re being whacked],” Harington, 28, told the outlet. “They said, ‘Look, you’re gone, it’s done.'”
Yeah, brother. We’re not buying it. Not for a second. I know the final scene of him bleeding out was meant to shock, but the foreshadowing in the whole episode leads you to believe he’s not dead.
First, and most importantly is Melisandre. She abandoned Stannis after half of his army deserted him over the killing of Shireen. Where did she head? A quick horse ride back to Castle Black. We know the Red Priestess has power, but can she bring Snow back to life?
If she can’t, she damn well knows where her fellow Red Priest Thoras of Myr is. He has brought Beric Dondarrion back time and time again. The catch is that it always come with a price. The wounded person stacks up scars and other side effects each time they are resurrected.
Why have Melisandre enter Castle Black if not for the purpose of bringing back the Lord Commander? She has shown interest in Snow throughout the entire season, remarking there is a great power in him. It’s that statement lending credence to this crazy theory. (potential spoilers)
The other foreshadowing event? Zombie Mountain. King’s Landing pulled Frankenstein with The Mountain, who was killed by Oberyn Martell in season four. If he’s going to be knocking heads next season, I’m siding with the Red Priestess cooking up some blood magic.
Having pointed out Zombie Mountain, please don’t give us Zombie Snow. It looks ridiculous on the Mountain. Give Kit Harrington a few more scars and call it a day.
Yes, I know what Kit Harrington is saying. I’m just raising the flag of ‘bullshit is coming.’ It was the endcap to season five. If less than 12 hours later you have the actor, who is supposedly dead on the show, saying he’ll be back HBO is left with a non-shocking ending.
I’m sticking with #TeamStillAlive for Jon Snow. The last book had the same shocking ending but did not portray him as dead. That part of last night’s episode gives me pause, but he’s been an integral part of the series from season one. Outside of Daenerys, who has more plot armor? Snow acts as the guardian of the wall, while Daenerys finds a way to muster the forces to seize the Iron Throne.
Jon Snow may know nothing, but I don’t think he is going to know death for very long.
If he is truly dead, I will join the legions of fans screaming ‘wtf’ at their TVs. It’s going to be a long ten months. At least we have the satisfaction of Varys and Tyrion teaming up once again. It offers a ray of hope in what is becoming a bleak show.
What do you think? Have we seen the last of Jon Snow? And how about the pacing of last night’s season finale? There’s rushing plot points, and then there’s rushing plot points. Holy hell at the pacing.