Take this with a full shaker of salt, but it appears HBO has finally fessed up as to whether Jon Snow (Kit Harington) is actually dead.
Yesterday, the network released plot details for its highly anticipated (and heavily guarded) season six premiere episode, titled “The Red Woman.” In the episode description, HBO wastes no time beating around a (very dead) bush by letting viewers know that “Jon Snow is dead.”
Well, at least they ripped that band-aid off quickly. Luckily, Snow’s fate isn’t the only thing we can learn about the long-awaited episode. The rest of the succinct plot summary shares that “The Red Woman” will see Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) meet a strong man, while Cersei (Lena Headey) will see her daughter once again.
HBO’s full season six set-up reveals quite a bit more:
While Snow’s death appeared definitive, the premiere episode title’s reference to the priestess and follower of the Lord of Light Melisandre (Carice van Houten) suggests what is possible for Snow—namely, his resurrection at the Red Priestess’ hands—especially when you take into account the on-set photos that captured Harington’s presence.
Or it could just be HBO toying with Game of Thrones fans. Because who doesn’t like watching intensely dedicated TV lovers becoming hyper-paranoid and spiralling out of control?
Game of Thrones
returns on April 24 at 9 p.m. EST. Watch the sixth season trailer here.