Even so, Harington’s absence did little to quell speculation that he will somehow return from the dead during Season 6.
You may recall from Season 5, Snow commanded the Night’s Watch, which protects Westeros from the wild tribes of the north. He was trying to forge an alliance with the Wildings, the Watch’s arch enemy.
They have a common enemy, invading White Walkers, who are a massive army of living dead, who can only be killed by rare Dragonglass.
But he just couldn’t overcome the suspicion of his men–or convince them of the threat they faced.
They viewed his alliance with the Wildings as an act of treachery. So, Snow was lured into Castle Black’s courtyard and stabbed Julius Caesar style. “For the good of the Watch,” each assassin recited.
That should have been the end of it. But not long after the show’s producers dropped not-so-subtle hints that Snow was still alive. He was seen on set during filming, appeared in a couple of trailers and a Season 6 poster.
Other than that, the mystery continues.
Spotted at the premiere were such stars as Emilia Clarke, who plays Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen; Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays the tormented Jaime Lannister, a member of the ruling family of Westeros.
“Listen, my only reply is the man’s had about 25 knives in his chest; how much steel does he need to have in his body to be confirmed dead? He’s dead, dead as a door-nail,” actor Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos Seaworth, told Reuters News Agency.
“It’s so sad. He’s gone, gone … Such a shame. Such a nice young man,” added Iwan Rheon, who plays Ramsay Bolton.
We’re they telling the truth or still trying to keep up the mystery?
Clarke and Coster-Waldau were equal parts vague and a little too adamant to be taken literally.
“It’s going to be interesting to see when people find out what happened, how dead he is. He’s dead. Dead, dead,” said Coster-Waldau.
IM reported last November that there are four credible ways to bring him back.
At least one involves dark magic and sorcery. He could return as a spirit or ghost or join the White Walkers, although Harington scotched that rumor himself last week, according to an interview on the Jonathan Ross show.
Our bet is that he is taken mortally wounded to the Wildings camp and they heal him.
Fans will find out soon enough when Season 6 airs on April 24. In the meantime, check out the latest trailer. It portends plenty of warfare in the Seven Kingdoms.
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