Since Jon Snow's untimely (and rather controversial) death in the finale of Season 5 of Game Of Thrones last year, there's been story after story detailing who's been saying what, and just what it could mean in relation to the fate of our favorite bastard.
If you're one of the many fans who have been obsessing, overanalyzing and searching for even the tiniest hint that the Lord Commander is still alive, you're in luck, because Entertainment Weekly has shared an exclusive video asking almost the entire cast that one question we all want to know the answer to.
Is Jon Snow Dead?
Here are their responses in a nutshell:
- Sophie Turner (Sansa) doesn't want to talk about it.
- Emilia Clarke (Daenerys) is tired of being tricked.
- Natalie Dormer (Margaery) answers the question in French.
- Maisie Williams (Arya) is smug because she has all the scripts.
- Gwendoline Christie (Brienne) only reads her own scenes.
- Lena Headey (Cersei)'s nanny cares more about Jon Snow than the baby.
Not all of the answers made it into the video. EW also shared thoughts from some of the other cast members:
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime): “I say, ‘He’s dead.’ It’s not hard — because he’s dead.”
Maisie Williams (continued): “My answer is: ‘Yeah, he’s dead.'"
Conleth Hill (Varys): “You saw him die, so why you asking me?”
Alfie Allen (Theon): “He lives on — not physically.”
Emilia Clarke (continued): “It’s frustrating. People want him to be alive so much, you could just exhale and they’ll find a way to say, ‘That means Jon Snow’s alive.’”
Liam Cunningham (Davos): “I say, ‘Yeah, he’s dead, he’s f–king dead.’ And people get angry about it!”
Lena Headey (continued): “‘If I told you, I’d have to kill you.’ Or I just laugh.”
Watch the full clip below:
And Maisie Williams has a point — how can some viewers be so sure that Jon's coming back? The majority of diehard fans tout the theory that Jon is not Ned Stark's son after all, rather he's the bastard child of his sister Lyanna and Rhaegar Targaryen. But just last week, Kit Harington sounded pretty convincing when he told Radio Times that his time on the show was up. He said:
“All actors crave variety and there can be a laziness you slip into when you go back to a character every year, and I definitely slipped into it in the past. So there’s a point where you go, ‘I’m an actor. I got into this to play lots of different roles.’ I need to do everything possible in my ‘out’ period. That gap in series needs to be as challenging as possible.”
When Culture magazine asked why he'd been spotted on location, he was quick to dismiss it as corpse play:
"I've finished Thrones. I have, I've died. I had to be a dead body in Northern Ireland. You can't just forget that he's actually dead. I had to be a dead body. So there was a certain amount of filming that had to be done. I just hope everyone keeps watching the show. Which they will. [jokingly] God, now I'm gone, nobody's going to watch it."
Hmm. Taking this new video, Kit's latest quotes and the fans' surefire certainty he isn't gone into consideration, it's becoming increasingly difficult to decipher what Snow's fate really is. One thing's for sure and that's the official GoT line on the matter: he's dead. Finished. Long gone. But the question remains...
Will Jon Snow Rise As Jon Targaryen?
The new season of Game Of Thrones premieres on April 24. Watch the latest trailer below: