With months to go before “Game of Thrones” finally returns for Season 6, the biggest question on everyone’s mind is still whether or not one key character is alive or dead. Despite fans everywhere being torn over the issue, actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has apparently made up his mind on the subject.
[SPOILER ALERT: The remainder of this article will discuss the finale of Season 5.]
The last shot of the previous season saw Jon Snow (Kit Harington) stabbed multiple times in the chest by mutinous members of the Night’s Watch. Apparently, the men didn’t like their new Lord Commander’s decision to let the Wildlings come behind the wall, so they organized a terrible assassination. Despite the character bleeding from several open wounds, the series never confirmed that he died. However, Coster-Waldau appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Thursday night to share his thoughts on the subject with the host.
“Whenever I meet someone, I just say ‘Jon Snow is dead,’” he said. “Listen, he was stabbed 50 times in the heart… He’s dead.”
Kimmel, a big “Game of Thrones” fan himself, reminded the 45-year-old actor that, given the show’s predilection for magic, bringing Snow back to life wouldn’t be the craziest thing for fans to be subjected to. To that end, the actor clarified his statement a bit.
“You have a good point. Spoiler, at the end of Season 5, he’s dead,” he corrected. “He’s stabbed 50 times in the heart. He’s not moving. He’s out cold.”
This comment adds fuel to the already blazing fire regarding Jon Snow’s return in Season 6. Not only has he appeared in most of the promotional materials teasing Season 6, but he’s been spotted on the set of the hit HBO drama during filming, almost confirming that his character will show up after the April 24 premiere.
Despite the actor appearing on set and in promotions, his co-star Maisie Williams previously told Yahoo TV that, while she couldn’t confirm whether or not Jon Snow is alive or dead, she said that there is “a great twist” with how that storyline wraps up.
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