14 Questions That Need To Be Answered In Season 6 Of ‘Game Of Thrones’ (SPOILERS)
You will have suffered for 315 days. You will have to endure 315 long, tedious and dragonless days without your favorite imp drinking buddy, Tyrion Lannister. There will be 315 days from the epic Season 5 finale of Game of Thrones to the highly anticipated premiere of Season 6. But the torturous wait is nearly over because this Sunday your favorite fantasy drama returns and there are so many questions heading into the critical season.
WARNING: Spoilers Ahead. Lots Of Them.
1.) Is Jon Snow Dead? (No Like Really, Really Dead)
Let’s knock this humdinger off the list first. When we last left Jon Snow, he was being betrayed by his Night’s Watch brothers, stabbed like a kebab and left to bleed out in the snow. Kit Harrington was adamant that his character was in the Seven Heavens with the New Gods. But there plenty of ways for him to realistically return, A.) He didn’t actually die, B.) If Beric Dondarrion can be brought back from the dead by Thoros of Myr, then why not Jon Snow? C.) The Night’s King definitely had a man-crush on Jon, and both were Lord Commanders of the Night’s Watch D.) Jon can’t die because he is destined to be one of the three riders of the dragons, but they must have some Targaryen blood in them, so that includes Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Targaryen and Jon Targaryen and E.) Jon is Azor Ahai.
Melisandre has proclaimed that Stannis Baratheon was Azor Ahai, the Prince who was Promised. During the war between the Lord of Light and the Great Other, Azor Ahai defeated the darkness with a magical sword called Lightbringer. Prophecy foretells that this fabled hero will be reborn to defeat the Great Other again. However, what if Jon is Azor Ahai?
Melisandre believes Azor Ahai will be “born amidst salt and smoke.” There is a theory that Jon Snow is the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark (commonly referred to as R+L=J), born during a battle at the Tower of Joy (smoke) and covered in the tears of his dying mother (salt). The legend also states that “A warrior shall draw from the fire a burning sword,” which could be Jon burning himself badly pulling Longclaw from fire to save Jeor Mormont from wights.
Not to mention he was spotted on set filming in Belfast. But Harrington countered by saying, “I filmed some scenes of me being dead — it’s some of my best work.” Than why did HBO renew Harrington’s contract through Season 7? Why would anyone pay someone who’s can’t possibly help them? I guess it’s not that unheard of, the New York Mets are paying Bobby Bonilla an annual salary of $1.19 million until 2035 and he was released by the team in 1999. Plus, George R.R. Martin originally mapped out five characters to survive all three books including Daenerys, Arya, Bran, Tyrion and Jon.
And if he is dead, why is there a Season 6 poster with Jon Snow on it? HBO, are you just fucking with us?