The Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch was finally brought back to life on “Game of Thrones” this week. His fans the world over are beyond excited. But did it do more harm than good? Overall, what does Jon Snow’s return really mean for the show?
According to Metro UK, Jon’s revival might have been “a bad decision.” “It automatically cheapens death across the entire series,” the news site argued. “Game of Thrones” is known for “its heart-stopping and unexpected deaths.” The show is notorious for killing off fan-favourite characters in “brutally shocking” ways. Even Jon’s own father, Ned, was killed one season into the show. “[With] the power of revival at play…there [now is] a mild slither of a chance [these characters] could return,” Metro UK asserted. “Our initial shock will transform into questions over Melisandre’s whereabouts…and whether she’ll gallivant across the battlefield in time to do a swift makeshift haircut rebirth [for these] characters.”
Meanwhile, actor Kit Harrington, who plays Jon Snow, is sorry for having to lie to fans for months. “I’d like to say sorry for lying to everyone,” the actor told Entertainment Weekly. Harrington has been hounded by questions of his character’s death since the fifth season ended last year.
“I’m glad that people were upset that he died,” Harrington said. “I think my biggest fear was that people were not going to care. Or it would just be, ‘Fine, Jon Snow’s dead.’ But it seems like people had a similar to the Red Wedding episode kind of grief about it. Which means something I’m doing — or the show is doing — is right.”
What do you think about Jon Snow’s return? Were you excited to have him back? Or do you think his revival will only bring more problems for the show?