If you’re anything like me, you’ve been scouring the internet for any tidbit about the possibility that when the Night’s Watch stabbed Jon Snow to death at the end of Season Five, they didn’t stab him to death death death.
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.
The story goes that Lyanna was not kidnapped, but rather whisked off her feet by Rhaegar, and the two of them fucked.
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.
Alls this is to say that this week the show announced they would be filming at this location.
That’s the Castillo de Zafra in Spain.
Here’s what the Tower of Joy looks like, according to the A Song of Fire and Ice Wiki.
Yea I’d say that’s as good a dead ringer as you are going to find in the wild.
If Jon Snow really were dead, the story of his birth wouldn’t be all that important, now would it.
Jon Snow lives y’all. So fret not.