Jon Snow is dead. It’s confirmed. Stop the conspiracy theories, he didn’t sidestep the White Walker’s blade…he’s gone. Zip. Stab. Just like that, one of the few constants on the show, played by the lovely Kit Harrington, is all gone.
Or is he?
Kidding, I won’t start on the multitude of things that could bring him back- Melisandre’s powers of the Lord of Light (for an evil god, he’s got a misleading name), or maybe he’s a Walker now leading the army- anything, honestly, could keep him kicking. But why do people seem so adamant that he won’t go?
Jon Snow has become something of a symbol in Game of Thrones. Like viewers at home, he was easily confused by things, often out of the loop, yet he persevered above all, despite constant opposition by jealous opponents or even his stepmother Catelyn, who influenced Eddard Stark to send him to the Wall. People fell in love with him. And he seemed pretty invincible. Sure, there were zombies clamoring to get to Westerfell, and wildlings shooting at him, but he seemed more or less safer than other favorites stuck in the middle of nonmagical war or sleazy political scheming. Jon Snow was a safe favorite.
We should have expected this. Anyone who read the books should have, and anyone who had been watching as long as we should have realized from the get-go, that just because he’s the critics’ darling doesn’t make him immortal. It’s a show famous for killing off every character it can get away with while still maintaining a plot!
But did they have to kill off Jon, further severing the limbs of the already depleted Stark clan? Not to mention that Jon Snow was our eyes on the northern border. Who are we going to watch traipse through the snow broodily now? We all loved Jon!
Let’s see if we love zombie Jon.