Remember when Game of Thrones wrapped in June, complete with a pool of blood around fan favourite Jon Snow (Kit Harington)? Ever since then it’s been all, “Jon Snow is dead.” And “Jon Snow is alive.” And “Jon Snow did-or-didn’t-cut-his-hair and the Internet is going crazy.”
Basically, it’s a cry from every single one of us fans to bring the show back already and stop the torture of making us wait until next April. We can’t help but speculate.
But there’s no need to speculate any further, because according to new spoilers from the Northern Ireland set itself, it definitely looks as though Jon Snow is alive. And we’re not talking flashbacks here, either.
A fuzzy photo emerged at The Daily Mail, in which Snow is sporting a sword, man bun and armour similar to his dead father’s, Eddard Stark (Sean Bean). This new information, coupled with the fact that he’s carrying Long Claw in this picture, very much suggests that the character is alive in present day.
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) September 25, 2015
Don’t hatch those dragon eggs just yet though. As fans of the books know, anyone who comes back from the dead does so a changed person. If fan theories are true and Melisandre (Carice van Houten) resurrected Jon, he might not be the same stand-up guy stabbed to death by his fellow knights over perceived treason.
Also, let’s just acknowledge the fact that he’d be working with the Red Witch. And we all know how well that fared for Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) in the end, now don’t we? We’ve never been so disturbed over a scene with fire in pretty much all our lives.
Luckily, it doesn’t seem that Snow has anyone left worth sacrificing at the stake in order to land a seat on a cool new chair. If he even wants it. Something tells us that if the famous R + L = J theory is correct, it’s going to take a long time getting there.