Good news for those of you who, like Obama, were 100 percent sure that Jon Snow was dead. It turns out that a filming location for the next season of Game of Thrones may suggest that Jon Snow lives. Do you hear that everyone? Jon Snow lives! Maybe! Let’s rejoice for the time being.
Here’s the spoiler-filled theory, as set out by BroBible:
If you aren’t familiar with Game of Thrones book theories, you should stop here. But by now, as a watcher of the show, you should know the very, very plausible and possible theory that Jon Snow is the child of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, and thus the quite literal embodiment of fire and ice that the series is named after.
When Ned Stark went to track down her sister (this is during Robert’s Rebellion about a decade before the start of the series), she was in labor atop of the Tower of Joy. She died in childbirth, but many believe Ned agreed to care for the baby, refusing to reveal its lineage to Robert, who surely would have killed the baby, like how he spent years trying to track down Daenerys and kill her.
But what does this mean for season six? According to news on the latest season’s filming locations, one of the castles announced as a filming location for next season looks so much like The Tower of Joy, there’s no way it could be a coincidence. Is President Obama reading this right now, because he needs to know that his favorite character might still be coming back despite the fact that one of the show’s directors told him that Jon Snow was “deader than a doornail.”
But who knows? This could be just another red herring. Let’s wait until next week before we party for real. Check the pictures for yourself. Here’s a rendering of the Tower of Joy.
And here’s the Castillo de Zafra in Spain.
What do you think?