That New ‘Game Of Thrones’ Clip Is More Important Than You Realize

Game of Thrones is a crazy pigeon lady, and we’re the pigeons feeding on her crumbs. We’ll take whatever we can get, because we’re starving for anything. Even 30-second clips on comedy talk shows. Last night, the Onion Knight himself, Liam Cunningham, dropped by Conan, where he debuted footage from Game of Thrones season six. It shows Davos apologizing “for what you’re to about see.” What we’re about to see is him and Ghost, Jon Snow’s loyal direwolf, about to wreck Olly’s sh*t up. (I imagine the Night’s Watch is trying to break in and burn Jon’s body before he becomes a wight.)

It’s one heck of a teaser, and might reveal more than you think.

HBO and Kit Harington want you to believe Jon Snow is dead. That may well be true, but it’s also not that simple. That know-nothing is still going to be an important figure on the show, whether he’s resurrected by Melisandre, and/or, as the popular theory goes, he warg’d into Ghost before dying.

It’s a point that’s been brought up before:

When a fan asked what other character Harington and Bradley would want to play on the series, Harington said, “I’d like to be a warg. I’d like to put myself into a wolf.” Yes, Harington actually said those words before we ever saw Jon Snow get stabbed.

Even more shocking is what Weiss said in response. “Two words for you: Season 6.”

They’re probably joking… unless that’s what they want you to think. At this point, I assume every TV show is always trolling me. There is some credibility to the theory, though. For one thing, the growling you hear from Ghost in the clip? He’s never sounded like that before. Plus, in A Dance with Dragons, the most recent book in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, Jon’s final word is “Ghost.” Notably, he doesn’t say the name of his beloved direwolf in the show, probably because he was too busy getting gutted by stupid Olly.

The possibility of Ghost Jon is there, but no matter what happens, I look forward to the direwolf eating someone’s face off. For the watch(ing that)!