With just a few weeks left to go until the season premiere, the first episode title and synopsis for Game of Thrones‘ sixth season has been revealed, and just like all of the (incredible) trailers before it, the whole “Jon Snow is totally dead” thing on HBO’s part continues. Even though let’s face it, he’s totally not dead… right?
The episode will reportedly be titled “The Red Woman,” obviously referring to Melisandre’s character, who was becoming increasingly more interested in Jon’s character in season five, and who also suffered a major failure on her part in Stannis’ defeat at the end of the season as well. Is it possible she may be seeking redemption in bringing Jon back to life? That, at least, seems to be the prevailing theory.
Here is the episode’s official synopsis as well:
“Jon Snow is dead. Daenerys meets a strong man. Cersei sees her daughter again.”
That seems both incredibly vague and concrete at the same time, and I don’t like it. I don’t like it one bit.
So separating each of these statements: Jon Snow is dead – yeah, uh huh, sure. Daenerys meets a strong man - clearly referring to Dany’s capture and return to the Dothraki culture, though we don’t know who the strong man in particular might be. Finally, Cersei sees her daughter again – which is likely referring to Myrcella’s return from Dorne with Jamie, dead after being poisoned by the Sand Snakes in the season five finale. Something tells me Cersei won’t take the news all that well.
The fact that the title refers to Melisandre’s character and the first sentence in the synopsis is about Jon Snow’s death seems entirely too coincidental, and at this point, I think that his possible resurrection at Melisandre’s hands is going to bring more of a “Finally!” reaction from viewers than one of pure shock. It was smart of HBO, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, and Bryan Cogman to keep the mystery over the past year though and I applaud them for the ballsiness of it all, something that The Walking Dead tried and failed to replicate.
Game of Thrones season 6 will premiere on HBO on April 24th.
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