Game of Thrones Season 6 is only two episodes in, but the story is moving at an overwhelming fast pace. Jon Snow lives and is finally back from the dead. Bran Stark has given viewers a taste of his abilities. Judging by the rate at which the show is moving, it’s only about time that it confirms the fans’ most cherished theory—R+L=J.
The Jon Snow mother theory simply means that he is the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. When Ned Stark found Lyanna in the Tower of Joy she was already in the brink of death after giving birth to her child. She asked Ned to take care of the child as his own and that the child’s true parentage must be kept a secret. The baby is presumed to be Jon.
The incidents leading up to the Game of Thrones Season 6 episode 3, due on May 8, has raised the hype surrounding the anticipated reveal. Moreover, the recently released preview for “Oathbreaker” shows Bran and The Three-Eyed Raven watching the events at the Tower of Joy unfold.
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What’s more, this upcoming Sunday is not just any regular weekend. The world is actually celebrating Mother’s Day. Game of Thrones is big on tying major moments to related holidays. For instance, the episode where Tyrion murdered his father Tywin was aired during Father’s Day returns, according to Huffington Post. Jon Snow’s resurrection was aired on Orthodox Easter.
It’s all fits like a glove, and what a perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day!
Meanwhile, Kit Harington revealed to Entertainment Weekly that his character may not be the same person anymore following that shocking Jon Snow death scene.
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“There’s a brilliant line when Melisandre asks: ‘What did you see?’ And he says: ‘Nothing, there was nothing at all.’ That cuts right to our deepest fear, that there’s nothing after death,” Harington told EW. “And that’s the most important line in the whole season for me. Jon’s never been afraid of death, and that’s made him a strong and honorable person. He realizes something about his life now: He has to live it, because that’s all there is.”
Game of Thrones Season 6 airs every Sunday on HBO.