(WARNING: The following contains a handful of GIANT PLOT SPOILERS for the newly arrived first episode of 'Game of Thrones' Season 6. If you've not yet seen it, then proceed with caution and all that...)
Now, as far as monumental, dream-crushing revelations go, the treacherous backstabbing of fan favorite Night's Watch commander Jon Snow in the closing moments of Game of Thrones Season 5 was right up there with the best of them. It was also, of course, widely disbelieved by vast swathes of the viewing public, with many of us — myself included — remaining convinced that Jon would, somehow, pull through.
Well Season 6 is finally upon us, and...
We Finally Know What Happened To Jon Snow
And let's just say it doesn't look good for the taciturn Northerner. As Alliser Thorne, the man who just murdered him (and should therefore know), put it:
Which, it seems, is the end of that, right? Jon Snow has spent enough time hanging around on a table to seemingly justify Kit Harington's repeated appearances on set, and it's definitely too late for Dolorous Edd to perform some kind of miraculous CPR.
So Jon Snow is officially dead. Right?
Well — maybe. Y'see...
There's Still A Chance We'll See Jon Snow Again
After all, the final moments of last night's episode sure did reinforce Melisandre's magical abilities — as well as her distress at the death of Jon — leaving the possibility of her somehow resurrecting Snow very much in play.
However, whether we'll actually see that happen, though — as has long been theorized by fans and vehemently denied by the show's creative team — remains to be seen.