Kit Harington loves to rain on my parade. After months of silence, sightings in Belfast and the Season 6 shoot, he still says he’s dead. Jon Snow is dead, gone to the dawgs, kicked the bucket.
Death however is an abstract concept on Game of Thrones. People come back, faces get recycled, bodies are ‘Frankenstein-ed’ by Qyburn in his musty dusty mad scientist workshop.
And Season 06 sees Jon reborn as Jon Targaryen who may also be Azor Ahai aka The Prince That Was Promised. HBO, the showrunners, actors, in fact everyone involved, get plausible deniability – “We said Jon SNOW, this one is a Targaryen, get it?”. Whereupon we all mumble under our breaths something to the tune of “We know you were jerking our chain for the past 12 months, we know it, and you know we know it”. But we are secretly as pleased as Punch .. and Judy. Whack whack whack.
This incredible artwork has been floating around the net since last year. Along with several fan theories, many of which I also read last year. “Oh yes” I said, “interesting, Jon comes back as a White Walker” and brushed it aside. Because I don’t want that. I want him to come back the way he was, but better. I want a Prince that Was Promised in human form. Denial is a powerful thing. I also read somewhere about an Ice Dragon, and a possible showdown with Daenerys’ babies. Also brushed aside. “Nah” says me “that would be crazy, too expensive production wise, all that CGI” – denial denial denial.
The time has come for us to consider several scenarios, responsible Throners that we are:
1. The first would be we stick to the plan – Jon comes back warm-blooded and we all get that warm fuzzy feeling
2. Jon comes back as a White Walker Prince – tricks the Night’s King into thinking they’re on the same side, but they really aren’t. Jon destroys the Night’s King with or without an Ice Dragon
3. Jon comes back as an Evil White Walker, the son or protégée of the Night’s King. They may or may not have an Ice Dragon. They lay waste to everything and everyone, minus a lucky few.
4. Jon Snow is really dead – he ain’t coming back dead or alive and we shoot ourselves on the spot. Or we go out and get really drunk. The second option is preferable.
White Walker Jon isn’t what I want but it’s a definite possibility.
And it would be S P E C T A C U L A R
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