*Warning: This article contains spoilers*
If you’ve been paying attention to the post-Game of Thrones Season 5 chatter, you’ll know that when it comes to the shocking death and possible return of Jon Snow, the cast and crew of the HBO series have been presenting a pretty unified front.
Read between the lines of various interviews and you’ll find the underlying message: “Jon Snow is dead. He’s not coming back. Get over it.” Or at least that was the message until this new interview with actress Emilia Clarke.
She’s always been a rebel, that Khaleesi.
While talking to MTV’s Josh Horowitz about Kit Harington’s departure, Clarke said that the show-runners keep secrets from her because, “They know that I can’t lie very well.” So we can maybe believe her when she says, “I can, with all honesty, say I have no idea what’s happening.” However, those weren’t Clarke’s final words on the fate of the Lord Commander.
Like the rest of us, Clarke noticed that Melisandre’s hasty return to the Wall was awfully convenient. If we need someone with magical, resurrecting powers, well… the red priestess is probably our girl. Clarke pegs Jon/Kit’s chances of returning as “50/50” and, so far, that’s the most optimistic message we’ve heard from the Game of Thrones camp.
We should probably take all of this with a grain of salt, since it’s likely that Clarke, like Jon Snow, knows nothing of what’s to come in the other sectors of Westeros. Still, this crack in the HBO defences is enough to keep our hope alive.
Read our reasons why Jon Snow could return here. The video for Clarke’s interview can be seen, below.