Winter is coming, and it’s coming real soon. Game of Thrones is set to return in a few short weeks, much to the glee of fans who have been waiting almost a year to find out what happens to the population of Westeros. HBO has given us a few cryptic trailers, but overall the plot of Season 6 has been shrouded with mystery. Luckily for us, the first clip from this season has just been released, and shows us one of the most talked about subjects: Jon Snow. Take a look.
This clip, which comes to us from TBS’ Conan, shows everyone’s favorite non-nobility character, Davos Seaworth, in what we can assume is the first episode of Season 6. And things are starting off with a bang.
Davos is still in Castle Black and has apparently retrieved Jon Snow’s body from the snow. Not completely alone, he seems to have the help of both Ghost and a few loyal members of the Night’s Watch who apparently are against the terrible betrayal and murder of the Stark bastard. After speaking some words of encouragement, as well as taking up Jon’s sword Longclaw as a weapon, he prepares for an upcoming battle with the brothers of the Night’s Watch.
On the other end of the door are the Jon Snow betrayers, including that little shit Olly. The group attempts to enter Davos’ chambers, before realizing they’ve been locked out. From there, the group attempts to break down the door in the few moments before the quarrel will surely begin.
This clip most prominently features a still-dead Jon Snow who Davos and company are trying to protect. This seems like a clever bit of marketing by Game of Thrones. The cast, especially actor Kit Harington, has been maintaining that Jon is indeed still dead. The above clip seems to confirm this statement, although it does open some more questions.
Namely, why exactly is Davos claiming Jon Snow’s body? If the verdict is finite on whether or not Jon is dead, why bother challenging the Night’s Watch in their own castle? I feel this clip actually confirms the suspicion I’ve had since Season 5’s infamous conclusion: that Jon will be brought back from the dead by Melisandre’s magic. We’ve seen the powers of the Lord of Light bring back the dead in Season 3 when Beric Dondarrion was brought back to life after being killed by the Hound. Since Melisandre is in Castle Black, and she has a need for a new champion against the White Walkers, smart money puts her bringing Jon back to life in the near future.
Of course, only time will tell what happens in this conflict at Castle Black. Luckily for us, we won’t have to wait much longer as Game of Thrones returns to HBO April 24th. Until then, we’ll just have to rewatch the trailers and this clip to hold us over.