WARNING: This article may contain MAJOR SPOILERS! Read at your own risk!
Anyone who is a fan of Game of Thrones was devastated by the way that last season ended. We were forced to watch one of the most heartbreaking on screen deaths in television history. Jon Snow, the series' main character met his demise at the hand of the Night's Watch. Over the past few months, there has been so much speculation as to whether he is really alive or not and with multiple set pictures and comments made by actor Kit Harrington, it seems very possible. Recent set video has been leaked that supports this speculation even further and actually seems to brings back one of the show's most beloved characters!
The Return of Ned Stark!
When I first started Game of Thrones, my absolute favorite character was Ned Stark. Ned was the first season's primary focus and I was excited to see him throughout the show's entire run. Unfortunately, that is when I was first introduced to the series' main narrative, no character is safe. The season ended with Ned Stark's head on a stick and I was in utter disbelief. Luckily for myself, and many other fans, we may have proof of Ned Stark returning thanks a this leaked set video! Unfortunately, the video was instantly removed from the internet but it was still awesome!
While this is not official, it is actually a guy crawling down a hillside with a video camera, the video seemed pretty legit. We can not get a very clear look of the actors on set, but the cameraman claims that Sean Bean was the man on video swinging his sword! There was a rumor circulating around claiming that a certain deceased Game of Thrones character would be making his return and this definitely supports that. Why exactly is Ned Stark coming back though?
Does this support Jon Snow's return?
There has been a very interesting theory going around that Jon Snow is not actually Ned Stark's bastard son. The tower that is shown in the video is Castillo de Zafra in Spain which is rumored to be a double for the castle that Ned's sister Lyanna was held up in until her demise. In the novels, Ned Stark and six of his men attack the castle in an attempt to save his sisters life, only two survive. Ned and Howland Reed, who saves Ned's life and was possibly shown in the video. Now, back to the theory which claims that Jon Snow is in fact the son of Lyanna and Rhaegar Targaryen! This would also mean Jon is un-burnt, much like Daenerys. In the leaked video, if it is Ned Stark, will most likely confirm Jon Snow's true birth origin and will confirm his short lived death!
We need more Ned Stark!
I'm really hoping that this leaked video is accurate and Ned is actually going to make a return on TV! Even if it is for a flashback, Ned is a great character and Sean Bean's performance was outstanding. I think he could have done even greater things if his character wasn't so short lived. Winter is coming? More like Ned is coming! (Hopefully)