Is Jon Snow Coming Back? Kit Harington’s Whereabouts May Offer Clues

By Irene Enlow on Jul 24, 2015 to Game of Thrones

WARNING: Major Game of Thrones spoilers below.

Ever since Game of Thrones‘ latest season ended with the supposed death of fan-favorite Jon Snow, many have been in debate as to whether the character is truly dead or not. While some argue that no one can survive multiple stabbings to the vital organs, surprisingly, most fans are of the opinion that Jon’s story isn’t over. The internet abounds with fan theories about how Jon Snow will survive his attack, or even be resurrected from death, but while some shrug them off as merely the fantasies of heart-sick viewers who cannot accept their favorite character’s  death, there is a strong majority that argues that Jon’s return is as inevitable as winter’s arrival in Westeros. While the debate on Jon Snow’s mortality has raged on since the last episode of Season Five, perhaps it can finally be laid to rest thanks to recent news.

jon and edd  jon in airport

Committed fans have been keeping close tabs on actor Kit  Harrington’s whereabouts (and hair length) since the beginning of June, and finally, their watch has paid off. Harrington was spotted in a Belfast airport, July 20th, leading to suspicions that the actor might be reprising his role as Jon Snow, since Belfast is currently the hub of Game of Thrones’ production. At the time, many Game of Thrones actors were assembled there for table-readings of the script and later filming. It seemed highly likely that Kit Harrington might be joining the cast for Season Six. To add fuel to the fire, Harrington was spotted in Belfast again, several days later, by the Daily Mail. Though shrouding his signature hair with a hoodie, Harrington was extremely near the Game of Thrones set, and also in the company of another Game of Thrones actor,  Ben Crompton (Eddison Tollett).

dead snowThe combination of these two sightings seem certainly to point towards Kit Harrington having some definite role to play in Season Six. While it is of course possible that he might be in Belfast simply to act in a funeral scene,or even in scenes which are simply flashbacks,  it is also equally possible that Harrington might be in Belfast to film scenes in which his character is alive– at least in some form. When a red priestess with the powers to raise the dead  arrives conveniently at the Wall right before Jon Snow’s death, it certainly raises questions… But such questions cannot be answered truly until the next season of Game of Thrones comes out, or George R.R. Martin finally publishes his next book. For now, we shall have to wait and see. If Kit Harington continues to be spotted in Belfast, that might suggest he has a greater commitment than filming a few short funeral scenes. With the abundance of rabid fans equipped with cell-phone cameras and HBO’s apparent lack of interest in hiding Kit Harrington’s presence, more sightings of the actor should roll out soon.

Things are beginning to look like Jon Snow isn’t staying dead! What are your thoughts on the matter? Comment below!

  • hodoudement

    The Witch, Melisandre, will invoke God’s power of fire to bring life to Jon Snow.

  • Robert Orange

    What about becoming part of the dead army of ghost walkrts?

  • Eleonora Iafano

    I really do want to believe that somehow, someway, Jon will come back. It’s tough: we fans have read countless articles, some with direct quotes from Kit Harrington himself, stating that Jon Snow is dead. Then, with all the social media hype, rumours and fan pics being uploaded that Kit is in Belfast, and his hair is back to normal length, and is seen with other cast members….feels like it’s too good to be true. Unfortunately, there’s only one way we will find out the truth: when Season 6 premieres in either March or April 2016. Gonna be a looooong winter, indeed!

  • John Roberts

    Note that fire woman showed up just before that night and that another priest of her god brought back the guy who fought the hound. I do question the judgement of the men in black for letting the wildings on to this side of the wall and then killing the only person they’re on good terms with. It could get awkward if the giant comes back and asks “Hey, where’s Jon?” Just Sayin’.

    • Eleonora Iafano

      I really hope Ser Davos gets angry and does something about those traitorous jerks who killed Jon!!! As for Wun Wun, I agree. Things could get a “tad bit” awkward!

  • Hamid

    He would definitely be there for the last scenes of Jon Snow death, yes, people would wanna know what happened (to him or his body) after he got stabbed. Those scenes need to happen even it could be just an episode or a final scene of Kit as Jon Snow. (Or he could return according to the many theories ^.^ , we would cheer to that , won’t we?).

  • Cindy Eberhard

    I think he is just going to warg into ghost, & he might just be doing sound bites. I wish he would be brought back to life, but I doubt it.

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