The latest episode of Game of Thrones revealed Jon Snow’s fate and now there’s a lot to look forward to the rest of the way….
MASSIVE GAME OF THRONES SPOILERS BELOW — YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
The latest episode of Game of Thrones ended a nearly year long debate about the fate of Lord Commander Jon Snow, after he was stabbed to death by his brother’s in the Night’s Watch at the close of season five.
The Lady Melisandre ultimately used her blood magic with a blessing from the Lord of Light to resurrect Jon a few days after his murder and with one gigantic gasp of air, he returned from the dead.
Ever since his character died at the end of last season, Kit Harington has been forced to maintain his cover that he wasn’t returning to Game of Thrones and he really did finish his run on the show after several knives were plunged into his midsection on one of the most shocking finales in TV history.
“Sorry!” Harington said after it was revealed that Jon Snow was alive again. “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 would just be, ‘Fine, Jon Snow’s dead.’ But it seems like people had a, similar to the Red Wedding episode, kind of grief about it. Which means something I’m doing — or the show is doing — is right.”
Now what does Jon Snow’s resurrection mean for the future of Game of Thrones?
Well from the sound of things, Jon will definitely play a major part in the war to come as the army of the dead begins marching on the south not to mention his sister Sansa is doing her best to make it to the Wall where she can be reunited with her brother. Jon will also have to deal with a threat coming soon from Ramsay Bolton, who has pledged to get his wife back at any and all costs — even if that means attacking the Wall and killing every single member of the Night’s Watch to return her to his side.
In other words, Jon is going to be very busy this season and according to Harington, he was actually on set more than any other actor during Game of Thrones season six.
“It’s a massive season for him, it’s the biggest season for him so far, he features very prominently this season,” Harington said.
“I was told that when I was told I was coming back — that the season I was coming back for would be my biggest, and that’s quite a lot to take as well.”
Theories about Jon Snow’s origins as well as his role in several different stories appear very relevant this season and it seems like he will be a major player for the final eight episodes remaining in Game of Thrones this year.
Jon has always been an important character with hints about his ties to royal blood both through the Starks and Targaryens (more on that in a separate Send the Ravens column coming soon) and his knowledge about the White Walkers may be the only thing that keeps the living from surrendering to the dead.
Game of Thrones returns next Sunday night at 9pm ET on HBO.