Emilia Clarke recently sat down with MTV News to discuss the season finale, which left her character Daenerys Targaryen surrounded by a Dothraki khalasar and Jon Snow murdered by his brothers of the Night's Watch. But since the episode aired, one question remains: Is Jon Snow really dead? Clarke said that she honestly doesn't know what will happen next on the series, saying, "They know that I can't lie very well." But she does think there's a chance Jon will return.
"If I had to bet, I'd say there's like a 50/50 chance," Clarke told MTV News. "I mean, there's some helpful people there who could bring him on back to life. But if [his death] means that I'm that much closer to getting to the Throne, then hey, okay," she said with a laugh.
One of those "helpful people" Clarke is referring to is likely Melisandre, who is Jon's one main hope for resurrection. Now that the Red Woman is at the Wall, there is a chance she could preserve Jon's body from being burned and help to resurrect him from the dead. Other theories predict that Jon warged into the body of his direwolf Ghost at the moment of his death (we've already analyzed the possible flickering colors in his eyes during the scene). There's also the theory that Jon could be reborn from fire when and if his body is burned by the Night's Watch -- you know, because of R + L = J. However, that's all complicated by the minor detail that Jon may not be resistant to fire as Dany is.
When considering a couple of other small details, like a casting call for one Season 6 character and the fact that Kit Harington was (reportedly) spotted in Belfast in secrecy, that 50/50 chance seems to lean toward the positive. If the Khaleesi believes, so do we.
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