Game of Thrones Showrunners Explain That Big Final Moment With Jon Snow

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Warning: Spoilers from Game of Thrones Season 6 ahead.

Game of Thrones finally confirmed many fans' suspicions when Melisandre revived Jon Snow in Season 6, Episode 2, Home. I expected that to happen, but I didn't expect it to happen that soon, so I was astonished when I saw that resurrection scene.

In this week's Inside the Episode segement, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss broke down the major scene.


"Davos has no real love lost for Melisandre," said Weiss in the video. "He's seen what she's capable of. He's seen her do many impossible things. He's not a big fan of her god, he's not a big fan of her program, but there's certainly nothing to lose at this point. If it doesn't work, then it doesn't work."

"For Melisandre, she comes into this with grave doubts," Benioff said of the Red Priestess of Ashai. "She was someone who was a true believer whose faith was shaken, someone who was an absolute devotee of the Lord of Light, and the events of the last many episodes have shaken that faith. But she still believes in him, she just doesn't know if he believes in her, so she comes to Jon Snow's body with the tiniest hope that maybe, if she says the right words, if she says them with enough belief, with enough passion, the Lord will listen to her."

Benioff continued, "First Melisandre believes she's failed, and that's what Tormund believes. He's the first to walk out. That's what Edd believes, and Davos finally gives up. It's kind of like you're applying the paddles to the patient who's suffered cardiac arrest, and the paddles don't work. It was a last ditch thing, but we can't get a pulse back and he's gone. Ghost, he's known Jon longer than any of these people have, and all these wolves have a strange and deep connection with their Stark counterpart. Ghost has a sixth sense when it comes to Jon Snow and when Jon's in danger and when he might be coming back."

A lot of Game of Thrones fans are happy to know that Snow comes back to life, but if George R.R. Martin's views on resurrection hint at the future of his character, then fans won't see the Jon Snow that they love.

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