Spoiler alert! The Game of Thrones fifth season finale was one of its most shocking yet, ending with the brutal murder of the beloved Jon Snow. It was a huge surprise, especially since Jon is arguably the main protagonist of the series next to Tyrion and Dany. How could he really be gone?
Well, he almost certainly isn’t. Yes, while it might initially sound like just the first stage of grief, there’s a lot of evidence to suggest Jon Snow isn’t actually gone for good and that he’ll be back next season.
That doesn’t mean he didn’t die, though. You can’t exactly get stabbed that many times in a row and be left to bleed out only to wake up later with a few bandages. No, viewers really did witness the death of Jon Snow. But there’s a precedent in the series for characters to come back to life, and Jon will almost certainly be raised from the dead in Season 6.
The good news is you probably won’t have to wait until the sixth season airs to find out the fate of Jon. Given how often set pictures leak online, there’s almost no way the production crew can hide Kit Harington for several months while he films for the next season. If production kicks into gear and Kit is nowhere to be found, well, that’s when it’s time to get really worried.
For now, though, let’s dive into all the evidence that suggests Jon Snow will return.