“Game of Thrones” character Melisandre is the baby shower guest from hell in a new sketch from “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”
Actress Carice van Houten visited Seth Meyers’ late night NBC talk show to promote the upcoming sixth season of her HBO drama. While she refused to reveal any spoilers about what’s to come during a sit-down interview, she did tease Jon Snow’s (Kit Harington) fate in a sketch involving her dark and mysterious character, The Red Woman.
The sketch features Melisandre, who pretends to be an old college friend of Seth’s. (Go North Westeros!) Seth invites her over for his wife Alexi’s baby shower, but Melisandre doesn’t exactly understand social norms.
“The night is dark and full of terrors,” she warns Alexi and her friends on multiple occasions.
After some encouragement from Seth, Melisandre tries to bond with the other women by opening up to them about a guy she’s crushing on.
“There is someone I work with I like,” she reveals. “His name is Jon Snow. But I’m not really sure he’s the right guy.”
When one of the party guests asks why Melisandre’s not sure, the priestess of the Lord of Light explains that she’s “pretty sure he’s dead.”
“Pretty sure he’s dead?” Seth asks.
“Well, at least that’s the way it was left,” she tells him.
Melisandre is, of course, referring to the “Game of Thrones” Season 5 finale. The episode aired in mid-June and left viewers with multiple cliffhangers involving their favorite characters. However, the one plotline that fans can’t stop talking about is the apparent death of Jon Snow. When the episode concluded, Jon Snow’s brothers of the Night’s Watch had betrayed him. The men, including Olly (Brenock O’Connor), the young boy Jon Snow took in, repeatedly stabbed him. He collapsed on the snow-covered ground as his blood flowed around him.
Since the episode aired, many theories have begun circulating about the character. Some fans speculate Jon Snow will live thanks to Bran’s (Isaac Hempstead Wright) “warg” storyline. Others believe Melisandre will be able to bring him back to life with the powers of the Lord of Light.
Fortunately the wait to find out what happens is almost over. “Game of Thrones” Season 6 will premiere on HBO on April 24, 2016.