4. Jon Snow Is Really Dead ... For Now
The showrunners actually said as much the day after the Season 5 finale, "Mother's Mercy,"
but there were so many question marks left in play that it took HBO adding "Jon Snow is dead" to the premiere synopsis
to really confirm it for some folks. But will he stay dead? That's the question. This is a fantasy show, after all, and there's precedent for people coming back to life (remember Thoros of Myr bringing back Beric Dondarrion?). If Jon does come back to life, how will it happen? There's debate on this, and since the book is of no help, all speculation is only guesswork. Some fans think Melisandre will be involved, while another theory thinks fire will be the cause
. Either way, if Jon does come back, he can't really be the same man he was before. And he couldn't exactly go back to being the Lord Commander, when being stabbed repeatedly "for the watch" is a pretty definitive impeachment.