"Game of Thrones" Season 6 viewers may be a little too used to people coming back from the dead at this point. It's like a get out of jail free card. But don't expect Jon Snow to play that card again. If he dies once more, that will be it.
Many fans expected Jon Snow to return after his death in the Season 5 finale, but the big lingering question remains: What happens next? It's not like Jon can go back to being Lord Commander of the Night's Watch after they stabbed him to death. Who is he now, how has he changed, and what will he do next?
Kit Harington isn't going to spell it all out, or spoil anything major before Episode 3 airs, but the actor teased some details on Jon's future, telling Entertainment Weekly there's a very important conversation ahead that sums up Jon's experience:
"There's a brilliant line when Melisandre asks: 'What did you see?' And he says: 'Nothing, there was nothing at all.' That cuts right to our deepest fear, that there's nothing after death. And that's the most important line in the whole season for me. Jon's never been afraid of death, and that's made him a strong and honorable person. He realizes something about his life now: He has to live it, because that's all there is. He's been over the line and there's nothing there. And that changes him. It literally puts the fear of god into him. He's seen oblivion and that's got to change somebody in the most fundamental way there is. He doesn't want to die ever again. But if he does, he doesn't want to be brought back."
It's all or nothing now. No six revivals like Beric Dondarrion, back in Season 3.
And, as EW noted, the idea that Jon saw nothing removes any lingering idea that Jon's consciousness was in Ghost while he died, like he was warg-ing Bran style. But if there's nothing, then where is this power coming from? Is there no Lord of Light/The Seven/The Drowned God/Many-Faced God?
By the way, if you want to see photos from this Sunday's Episode 3, and read more spoilery speculation about what's next, head over here.
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