Wow. Just, wow. If we were worried that this year’s Game of Thrones season was going to follow suit of previous years and start off with a slow burn that led into some epic final episodes, well let’s just say all those fears have now been put aside.
Because jaysus we had a hard time sleeping last night after another monumental cliffhanger.
It was the moment so many fans speculated on and knew was coming, but man was it ever good when it finally came: Jon Snow is alive. Or at least as alive as crazy fire, voodoo magic performed by a 400-year-old woman in disguise can be. And we need to know more ASAP. Because even though we now know Snow is in fact breathing again (with a few less locks of hair — good little tease there, producers!), we have no idea how any of this will affect him… or those around him.
god of the light is not bad after all #GameofThrones
— MLUNGISI (@mlungisi8811) May 2, 2016
And the red woman got her groove back! #GameofThrones
— Shwetha Menon (@WoMenon91) May 2, 2016
How will The Onion Knight, a.k.a. mister Sir Davos respond when he sees the very thing he begged The Red Woman for actually came to fruition? Will Melisandre finally stop moping around Castle Black like a woman in mourning? How on earth will Tormund Giantsbane react to his buddy being brought back to life? Aren’t the Wildings wary of such practices? And what about Ghost? Do we finally have a meta reason for the dire wolf’s name, and will he continue showing affection towards his resurrected master?
Then there’s Jon himself to consider. Being brought back from the dead means you’re never the same. Just look at Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Or any other fictional story in which that’s ever happened. We know there are dire consequences when such actions are taken, and we freaking need to see what happens next. How are there only eight episodes left in this season?
Either way we’re taking this as a win for now. With so many other ugly things happening throughout the rest of the episode (we can’t even begin to talk about what Ramsay did to his family and that poor baby), we needed a win, too. And Arya finally being taken back in by Jaqen H’gar just didn’t cut it at the same level. Nor did a talking Hodor, the return of Bran or ALL of those other crazy deaths that kept the rest of the episode at such an intense level.
That’s because, loyal Jon Snow fans, we were all right. A popular fan theory actually played out, and The Red Woman saved one of our most favourite characters after that heartbreaking death. He certainly was dead but now he’s not, and we can’t wait to see more Kit Harington this season. In all his stabbed-up glory or otherwise.
This year’s worst kept secret has finally been revealed and it was great #GameofThrones
— Jordan Tymann (@JordanTymann) May 2, 2016
Feel free to come after him now, Ramsay. We have a feeling your dogs are about to get schooled by a dire wolf.
Game of Thrones airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO Canada.