Until we know for sure that Lord Commander Jon Snow is dead, we’re going with the fans that believe he either survived “Mother’s Mercy” or he will be brought back from the dead in “Game of Thrones” season 6. If you’re still looking for a possible (let’s forget about plausible) explanation for how Jon Snow could have survived his Julius Caesar-like assassination at the end of Season 5 of Game of Thrones, the Internet proclaims the eyes are the window of the soul. Fan theories are picking up, and some are really sharp. Kit (Harington), Dan (Weiss), David (Benioff) and George RR Martin are all not showing up in days in San Diego for Comic-Con 2015, so the spies on set next month will be hopefully able to share with us if Kit is ba
At least, that’s how MTV News writer Josh Wigler put it when he first advanced his theory on June 17, three days after the season finale devastated the TV nation. In the days and weeks since, his argument has steadily gathered steam, attracting more fans and supporters, who have been analyzing the finale’s closing moments as closely as that infamous Sopranos smash-cut to black.
So what is this grand explanation for Snow’s resurrection? It involves that final shot of Jon (played by Kit Harington) lying “dead” on the snowy ground of Castle Black, stabbed by multiple traitors within the Night’s Watch. Zooming in to CSI-levels of micro detail, Wigler noticed that Harington’s dark brown eyes appeared to lighten and turn purple just before the credits role.
And in the world of Westeros, purple eyes are common with those who have Valyrian blood coursing through their veins… most notably those folks in House Targaryen, a family that Jon may, in fact, belong to. And if that royal purple hue holds true, that would allow Lord of Light priestess, Melisandre, to bring Snow back from his otherworldly resting place, just as Thoros of Myr described resurrecting Beric Dondarrion multiple times back in Season 2
Naturally, nobody affiliated with the show has weighed in on this theory, perhaps because they’re all busy preparing for the start of production on Season 6 in the next few weeks. And Harington, meanwhile, is busy booking jobs on major motion pictures.
Months before we return to Westeros, but we’ll keep our eyes and ears open when production begins in weeks.
Game of Thrones will return to HBO in April 2016.
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