Since the finale of "Game of Thrones" Season 5 on 14 June, we have been taking turns believing and disregarding reports on whether Jon Snow will live or die. But a few reports are making us believe that Kit Harington is a liar, and that he will return to the HBO series in season 6.
And so, we thought it fitting to compile a list of reasons why we are certain Kit Harington will return as our beloved crow in "Game of Thrones" season 6.
First and foremost, Harington's long, dark, curly, locks are still, dark, curly and long and even after an Internet petition begging him to cut it. So technically, it is not an official confirmation, but every "GoT" fan knows in their heart of hearts that it is a sign.
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Moreover, why else was he in Belfast with the "Game of Thrones" stars who are still alive? We don't buy that he was just hanging out with them – especially when he is spending so many days with them. He still sports the hair and beard, by the way. Last week he was spotted with fellow Night's Watch Ben Crompton, strolling down the streets of Belfast.
Now, many creative heads and even Harington himself, has sworn time and again that Jon Snow is dead. But, this does not mean he will not be back. Harington may be shooting for some flashback scenes, now that his brother Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) will return to the show after a season-long absence. Also, we are aware that some flash back scenes are in order, after the casting call for Ser Arthur Dayne was made public.
Death of Jon Snow also suggests that he is returning not as a bastard, but as the son of Rhaegar Targaryen. He will own his last name, return as Jon Targaryen and fight for the Iron Throne. Because, if the "R+L =J" theory is correct, they he literally is the "Song of Ice and Fire".
Also, avid followers will remember Carice Van Houten, who plays the Red Priestess Melisandre hinting at her character bringing Jon Snow back to life. "You feel that she is concentrating more and more towards Jon Snow ... there are slight hints that something's going to happen," Houten had said.
Melisandra serves the Light God, and what if she was wrong about Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane)? Her new choice in Jon Snow leading the people of Westeros will force her to use magic and bring him back to life.
Now, Jon Snow's return also doesn't have to be in full flesh; in fact, another popular theory regarding his presence in season 6 is that he will be white walker. But the question is could we love him just the same, if he were a soul-less baby-stealing icy monster? Only time will tell.
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