The death of Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) in “Game of Thrones” has been a question that has remained unanswered. In the season 5 finale, Snow was lured out of camp and stabbed repeatedly by a few members of the Night’s Watch. He fell to the ground and was staring into the sky, covered in his own blood and fans weren’t sure about the final fate of the character. Now, Game of Thrones’s Natalie Dormer says “Jon Snow is dead right now.”
What is interesting about Dormer’s comments, who plays Margaery Tyrell in the HBO series, is that she says “right now.” Which could mean that the writers can come up with a reason, if they so wish, to bring back Jon Snow from the dead.
In fact, Harrington was seen on set in Ireland, reports Newsbeat, which could point to a return of sorts for the character.
“If you get stabbed that many times, you’re dead, you know. There are some basic medical rules that even apply in Westeros. So Jon Snow is dead right now,” Dormer told 5 News. BBC’s Newsbeat notes that the actress emphatically repeated the phrase “right now.”
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, in June last year, Harrington spoke of it. “This is my understanding of it. I had a sit-down with Dan and David, we did the Tony Soprano walk [letting an actor know they’re being whacked]. And they said, ‘Look, you’re gone, it’s done,’” said Harrington.
“Quite honestly, I have never been told the future of things in this show, but this is the one time I have. They sat me down and said, ‘This is how it is.’ If anything in the future is not like that, then I don’t know about it – it’s only in David and Dan and George’s heads. But I’ve been told I’m dead. I’m dead. I’m not coming back next season. So that’s all I can tell you, really,” he added.
Harrington had also said that he got a big wrap of the kind given to characters that die on the show. “I got a big wrap and, like any of the actors who die on Thrones, I just wanted to f**k off out of there— I got a tear in my eye. I was more moved and emotional than I thought I’d be.”
Emilia Clarke was more hopeful though. “If I had to bet, I’d say it’s like a 50/50 chance mean, there’s some helpful people there who could bring him on back to life. But if it means that I’m that much closer to getting to the Throne, then hey, okay,” Clarke who plays Daenerys Targaryen on the hit show, told MTV.
Regarding season 6, Dormer said that it will be the most unpredictable yet. “You can never predict ‘Game of Thrones.’ And of course we have the new situation this year which is completely unprecedented that George hasn’t published the next book so it is new for everyone,” she said.