The eagerly-awaited "Game of Thrones" Season 6 premiere is just a few days away and fans are hoping that the big question around Jon Snow's fate will finally be answered, though the premiere episode synopsis doesn't paint a pretty picture on that front.
The official synopsis, released last week, clearly states that Jon Snow is dead. However, the fact that the episode is titled "The Red Woman" only fuels rumours and speculation that Melisandre will bring Jon Snow back from the dead.
A new clip of "Game of Thrones" Season 6 was shown during a recent episode of "Conan," expanding on the scene from the trailer where Ser Davos is protecting Jon Snow's corpse. The new clip also shows Snow's Dire wolf, Ghost, baring his sharp teeth as Alliser Thorne leads more men into the room. The result of this tension is not seen, however, speculation over why Ser Davos is protecting Snow's body is a topic of much interest among fans.
Actor Liam Cunningham (who plays Ser Davos) told the Independent, "There's a threat implicit in the thing. I'm obviously in some way about to defend or attack or whatever it may be. It's evidently still Castle Black, Ghost's there. So there is a certain threat there, but who it comes from would be remiss of me to inform you."
Interestingly, he also added that his character and "The Red Woman" form a bond over the loss of Stannis and Jon Snow: "We both lost Stannis. We both lost our reason for being in the show. Also, both of us have found ourselves leaning towards Jon Snow. She has seen something in the flames about this dude. I have found, while talking with Stannis to Jon, that this guy is a fellow traveller. He's the real deal. He's a good guy."
It remains to be seen how (if at all) Melisandre helps in the rumoured resurrection of Jon Snow. In an earlier interview with the U.K.'s Daily Express, Cunningham teased, "The first episode to kick off with [Melisandre] â€“ without saying anything again â€“ is astonishing. There's absolutely amazing stuff coming up, just so left of field."
Then there's also the statement that actress Carice Van Houten made last year while talking about her character Melisandre and Jon Snow where she cryptically mentioned that something "quite spectacular" will happen on the show when it returns with its sixth season.
"Game of Thrones" Season 6 premiere episode "The Red Woman" airs 9:00 p.m. ET Sunday, April 24, on HBO.