Warning: This post will contain Game of Thrones spoilers…
Last night, Game of Thrones gave fans the moment they’d been waiting almost an entire year for, as Melisandre attempted to perform a magical ritual on Jon Snow’s dead body in the hopes of bringing the Lord Commander back to life. When nothing happened, she, Tormund Giantsbane, and Davos all walked out of the room defeated, leaving only Jon’s body and his direwolf, Ghost in the room. It was only a few moments later that Kit Harington’s eyes shot open and the breaths of life returned to one of the show’s fan favorite characters.
After months and months of hoping desperately for Jon’s story to not be over, and Harington himself, as well as the creative team refusing to even hint that he might be coming back, Jon Snow had officially returned and yes, it felt very good to see.
It looks like we’re not the only ones breathing a sigh of relief either, as Harington spoke with Entertainment Weekly following last night’s episode, immediately apologizing to fans for his lies over the past year:
“I’d like to say sorry for lying to everyone. I’m glad that people were upset that he died. I think my biggest fear was that people were not going to care or it’d just be, ‘Fine, Jon Snow’s dead.’ But it seemed like people did have, similar to the ‘Red Wedding’ episode, a kind of grief about it. Which meant that something I’m doing, or that the show’s doing, for Jon is right.”
I think it’s safe to say that Jon’s death last season was, no pun intended, a literal gut punch for fans, as one of the show’s last true heroes was seemingly cut down by his own men. Luckily, Jon has some fierce Wildlings and a Red Woman on his side, which is more than almost all of the other GoT characters can say for themselves.
Moving on, Harington teased the new season as being the best and biggest for Jon Snow yet:
“It’s a massive season for Jon. It’s his biggest season for him so far.”
Following the recent comments about the new season containing the biggest battle in television history, as well as the seeds planted in last night’s episode, I think it’s safe to assume where Jon’s story may be moving now. As Ramsay Bolton and a number of the Northern clans charge on the Wall, in hopes of recapturing Sansa Stark and killing Jon Snow (a lot harder than you might think, Ramsay), fans have been speculating for quite a while now that the big battle in question will be none other than Jon Snow, the wildlings as well as the rest of the united North, taking on the Bolton army and their united clans in an all out, Lord of the Rings-esque war.
Personally, if I was a betting man, I’d say that Jon moves on from the Night’s Watch this season, meets up with Sansa and her crew, and helps to put the North back together, after being shattered following the murders of both Ned and Robb. I wouldn’t even be surprised if Ramsay meets his maker at the hands of Sansa and Jon this season either. Though, that could just be wishful thinking on my part. Nonetheless, it looks like the new season of Game of Thrones is living up to its own hype so far, and I don’t think I’m the only one waiting in anticipation to see what happens next.
Game of Thrones airs every Sunday night on HBO.
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