If you're not caught up on Game of Thrones, I'm sorry, but this post is going to contain spoilers.
The Season 5 finale of the HBO show gave fans the feels — just a whole lot of feels. As you can see in the video below, fans at a London showing of the finale were pumped. They were so ready to brave what was to come.
Then, the unthinkable happened.
Olly (Brenock O'Connor), a farm boy who lives at The Wall, tells Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) that a wildling is claiming to have seen Snow's uncle Benjen Stark. It is all a ruse though!
Olly and the other members of the Nights Watch take turns stabbing Snow, who they accuse of being a traitor, while saying "For the Watch."
Snow falls to the ground, blood pooling around him. The Watchmen turn their backs to him and walk away, leaving him to presumably die.
The world refused to accept the character's death as real despite Harrington and other cast members repeatedly saying that Jon Snow is in fact dead. Many media outlets and fan blogs have gone into explaining why both for the story and for the show itself, dead does not mean dead for Jon Snow.
Harrington has been spotted hanging around Belfast, Ireland were Game of Thrones films. He is still sporting his Jon Snow hair. Maybe it is a case of a guy who just can't give it up, but that seems unlikely.
Now, Billboards and posters with his face plastered on them are out. Pretty hard to deny that Jon Snow will appear in some capacity during Season 6. The show will be back in April.
This time, for once, book readers will have no leg up on show watchers. The last book was released in 2011 and series author George R.R. Martin has no mentions of a release date on his Not A Blog.
We all know that winter is coming, but maybe spring will come fast too.