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Although there has been no official confirmation as yet regarding Jon Snow's return on Game Of Thrones season 6, fans worldwide are confident that the hero will feature in new episodes after being resurrected. Well, here's why they could be right, irrespective of any official confirmations/ statements.
While the GoT cast members are well-trained to make sure they don't spill any spoilers during interviews, sometimes accidents do happen. And that seems to be the case when actor Liam Cunningham (who plays Ser Davos Seaworth) recently let slip details about a key scene from the season 6 premiere episode.
"The first episode to kick off with [Melisandre] – without saying anything again – is astonishing. There's absolutely amazing stuff coming up, just so left of field," Cunningham told the UK's Daily Express (via iDigitalTimes). So does this confirm that Jon Snow will indeed be resurrected by Melisandre? We have few more hints from cast and crew members which seem to point in that direction.
In an earlier interview, Game Of Thrones season 6 premiere episode director Jeremy Podeswa was asked if Jon Snow will be part of the season premiere, the director replied, "...the show picks up [from] where it left off last season. That's all I'll say on that subject." The season 5 finale ended with Jon Snow seemingly dead lying in the snow. Incidentally Melisandre was also present at the same location, before Jon Snow was stabbed.
Actress Carice Van Houten who plays Melisandre hinted in a 2015 interview with The New Daily that something "spectacular" will happen on the show when it returns with its sixth season. "You've seen her clock Jon Snow, which is a great ending because you think, 'Uh oh, what's going to happen there'?" Van Houten said of her character's appearance in the season 5 finale.
"You feel that she is concentrating more and more towards Jon Snow ... there are slight hints that something's going to happen," she teased.
So, will this "something" be Jon Snow's miraculous return at the hands of Melisandre's magic? "I was doing ADR [a dubbing process] the other day and then the producer was there and he was saying something that I've heard before, which is quite spectacular, for next year, which I really can't say anything about," the actress said cryptically.
To know what happens next on Game Of Thrones, watch the season 6 premiere episode that airs on 24 April 2016 on HBO.