The Simplest Fan Theory About How "You-Know-Who" Didn't Actually Die In The "Game Of Thrones" Finale
This whole post is one insanely large spoiler.
***DO NOT GO ANY FURTHER UNLESS YOU HAVE SEEN THE FINALE OF THE FIFTH SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES!***
All right, so let's talk about Jon Snow and this week's shocking cliffhanger that appears to show him being stabbed to death.
In the final scene of "Mother's Mercy," the season finale of the fifth season of Game of Thrones, Jon Snow gets pulled out of his study.
Then he's stabbed by members of the Night's Watch, one by one.
The final blow is delivered by Olly, that little two-faced asshole.
The episode ends with a pool of blood forming underneath Jon Snow.
To make matters worse, the actor behind Jon Snow, Kit Harington, told Entertainment Weekly that he's been told Jon Snow's dead and not coming back.
EW: I was talking to Dan Weiss and he said Jon is really dead. But George R.R. Martin left open the possibility the character might not be dead in the books. And then that cast salary contract story came out last year and it had your name among those receiving raises for Season 6 and an option on a seventh. So let me ask you: Is Jon really dead?
Kit Harington: This is my understanding of it. I had a sit-down with Dan and David, we did the Tony Soprano walk [letting an actor know they're being whacked]. And they said, "Look, you're gone, it's done." And as far as the salary thing goes, that angered me when that story came out. I don't know where it came from, but it was inaccurate in many ways. It's going to put questions into your head and into fans' heads that things are not what they are. Quite honestly, I have never been told the future of things in this show, but this is the one time I have. They sat me down and said, "This is how it is." If anything in the future is not like that, then I don't know about it — it's only in David and Dan and George's heads. But I've been told I'm dead. I'm dead. I'm not coming back next season. So that's all I can tell you, really.