SPOILER ALERT: For fans who actually know nothing, it is time to step away from this article or pop on your big girl panties.
Okay, so here’s what HBO expect us to believe:
- Jon Snow (Kit Harington) is dead, killed by the Night’s Watch
- That mystery about Jon’s parentage that they have perpetuated since Season 1 is irrelevant
- Even though there have been multiple sightings of Kit Harington in the same location as where season 6 of Game of Thrones is filming, that is not the Kit Harington you are are looking for.
So why are fans so convinced Jon Snow is not dead?
- If the parentage of Jon Snow was as important as both George R.R. Martin and HBO indicated from the very start, it would have been revealed before Jon Snow died in the season 5 finale of Game of Thrones. Now, if Jon Snow really is dead, who actually gives a shit about who his parents really were. The main reason anyone cared was because Jon would have been a legitimate contender for the iron throne. Now, he’s just some bastard that we used to know.
- The devil is in the detail. Here are a few things that are important. Firstly, Melisandre and her cult are more than capable of bringing people back from the dead, something that has been brought to TV fans attention previously. Melisandre turned up unexpectedly at the Wall right before Jon Snow was stabbed to death. HBO and Kit Harington keep insisting Jon Snow is dead.
Well, he is now. And I won’t argue at all that he is currently the Game of Thrones version of Schrödinger’s cat. However, in order for Melisandre to bring him back from the dead, he actually has to be dead. As far as HBO are concerned though, they are running with this in an effort perpetuate the hype. We get it HBO, you want us to think Jon Snow is dead and not coming back. Surprise, it isn’t working, no matter how often you say it.
- As if that wasn’t enough, there have been multiple sightings of Kit Harington both on location where season 6 filming is occurring as well as leaked images that are pretty convincing of Jon Snow in costume and on set. A quick google search will bring them all up, but you can check out a few images here and here. HBO are using the stance that Charles Dance was sighted on set also and then went on to appear in only one episode of season 5. And, yes, Kit might only be there to film token scenes, but, then there was this image of him in what appears to be Stark gear and fans are left wondering if maybe the devil is in the detail once more: yes, Jon Snow is dead, but Jon Stark isn’t.
As if all the interviews HBO and Kit Harington have done telling fans Jon Snow is really dead aren’t enough, the latest trailer for season 6 of Game of Thrones makes sure they perpetuate the theory:
But, as the eagle-eyed Cassidy discovered, HBO may have dazzled us with bullshit at the beginning, but further on in the teaser video, she found a still that may be a very alive Jon Snow:Let us know your thoughts on Jon Snow by commenting below!
If you want to know more about the theories surrounding Jon Snow’s parentage, you can check out my Inquisitr article on it here.
Season 6 of Game of Thrones premieres on HBO on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at
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