This is the mother of all Game of Thrones spoilers, so if you haven’t watched season 6 episode 2 yet, please click away now.
Jon Snow is alive.
How it went down
It might sound like I’m being reductive, but this is literally what happened (though obviously I’m paraphrasing): Ser Davos went to see Melisandre and was like: ‘Can you make him not dead please?’ She was all: ‘Nah, I don’t reckon, but I’ll give it a shot.’
Swift cut to her being by Jon’s deathbed, a couple of spell utterances and a hair trim later – along with a cut to his direwolf Ghost springing up (more on that later) – and Jon opens his eyes and gasps for breath. For one of the most-debated cliffhangers in TV history, it was remedied pretty damn perfunctorily. Seriously, why did Melisandre spend the last episode staring at her breasts in the mirror when she could have been saving the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch? Priorities.
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