Game of Thrones could only stall on what happened to Jon Snow for so long. I’m sure Kit Harington enjoyed getting paid for having to “act” like a corpse, but everyone else needed some sort of resolution. Well, during tonight’s bloody, bloody episode, “Home,” the former Lord’s Commander of the Night’s Watch became the… current Lord’s Commander of the Night’s Watch.
Yup, Jon Snow’s back, and no dragon blood was involved (the dragons were too busy becoming best friends with Tyrion). Davos pleaded with Melisandre to use some of her demon-smoke-baby, can’t-be-killed-by-poison magic on Jon. She agreed, despite what happened in last Sunday’s episode. After cleaning the blood off his body and coating him with leeches, Melisandre got her sorcery on and repeated a spell in Valyrian. And repeated it, and repeated it, and… Nothing worked. One by one, she, Davos, and Tormund leave the room, until the only one left is Ghost. As the loyal direwolf rises, so does Jon.
What does it mean??? We’ll have a lot more on that tomorrow. Until then, let’s rejoice that Negan didn’t kill Jon Snow (I think I have that right). And read EW‘s interview with Harington, who’s all J/K, I’m not dead.
“Sorry!” the 29-year-old says. “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.” (Via)
Okay, now bring back Ygritte.