Are you breathing right now? Me either. Who cares, because Jon Snow is alive on Game of Thrones — right? If gasping, opening his eyes, and sitting straight up in the promo for next week mean anything, I think I might be ready to say that he is. This was a big night for the Red Woman, because in addition to resurrecting our boy, Balon Greyjoy died, so that prophecy/spell came true.
Unsurprisingly, Castle Black is a hot mess right now. The Lord Commander woke up in the nick of time. At the top of the episode, a group of Wildlings attacked, and it wasn't even a good fight — the Night's Watch surrendered almost instantly. Fortunately, that gave Davos and his men some momentary peace to deal with the Jon situation. The Wildlings are on their side, and offered to build a pyre. In most circumstances, meaning when you want the dead person to stay dead, that would be a kind gesture. So the clock was ticking, and Davos appealed to the Red Woman for help.
Like many Game of Thrones fans, Davos was pretty sure that she had the power to bring Jon back from the dead. Melisandre expressed some doubts about her ability to raise the dead. She warned him about the potential dangers she had seen, even with Thoros of Myr and Beric Dondarrion. Even so, Davos begged her to try, and she made her best effort. Of course, because this is television, it wasn't until everyone had left the room that Jon sprung (presumably) back to life.
The whole scene was so tense, yet I couldn't help but laugh when Melisandre was cutting Jon Snow's hair. After months of speculating based on Kit Harrington's hair length, I enjoyed that little nod to the struggle. His eyes were also black, not icy blue, so that is genuinely a good sign. Still, I legitimately can't believe that Melisandre brought him back to life so easily. Something has to be wrong, right? I understand that they couldn't let his body rot that much longer without him becoming a wight or something worse, but still! I've been in the "Jon will be resurrected" camp all along, but even I think that was too fast. Only time will tell what kind of Jon Snow was really brought back.
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