Fans thought actor Kit Harington, who got his show business break as Jon Snow on HBO‘s Game of Thrones, had bowed out of the series with his death in the final episode of season 5. Since his on-screen demise at the hands of the other members of the Night’s Watch, everyone who watched the episode thought this would be the end of the bastard son of Eddard Stark (Sean Bean.) There is increasing evidence that this is not so.
After season 5 finished shooting last year, Harington cut his hair. Everyone expected that to be a sign his role as the Commander of the Night’s Watch had ended, but that was not the case. Harington had taken a role as crew cut wearing Charles Poole in the cable television sports comedy 7 Days in Hell, which airs on July 11th.
Over two weeks ago, Harington was spotted in Belfast, Ireland, which is where Game of Thrones films the scenes for the North and at The Wall wearing his hair long, which is the same style his character Jon Snow is depicted with on the show. He was also spotted at Wimbledon this week still wearing his thatch of hair. Check out the image!
Spoiler Alert! (You’ll read it anyway!)
After his on-screen demise, Harington said he was finished with the series, but that is not entirely true. Shortly before Jon Snow’s death, The Red Woman, Melisandre (Carice van Houten) abandons Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) in his campaign to take Winterfell from Lord Roose Bolton (Michael McElhatton) and steals a horse and flees back to Castle Black where Jon Snow is the Commander.
No doubt season 6 will find Melisandre ministering over the fallen Jon Snow and resurrecting him under her religion, which happens to be the Lord of Light. The resurrection does have a side effect: with each revival, he’ll lose some of his memories and will be less himself. This is roughly quoted from Beric Dondarrion (Richard Dormer,) Lord of Blackhaven and the head of House Dondarrion, who has been resurrected six times to date (see the season 3 episode, Kissed by Fire) by Thoros of Myr (Paul Kaye,) a Red Priest of the Lord of Light.
So, will Jon Snow return to the series resurrected and ready to battle the White Walkers?
The follow-up questions I have are: What happened to my favorite character Sandor “The Hound” Clegane (Rory McCann?) And, will he be in Game of Thrones‘ season 6?