Why Did Jon Snow Leave Castle Black On 'Game Of Thrones'? His Watch Has Officially Ended

What do you do when you wake up from being dead? If you're Jon Snow, then you start by making some very big life changes. Shortly after his big resurrection, Jon Snow decided that he has had it with getting stabbed in the back (both literally and figuratively) by those who are supposed to be his brothers, so after executing those responsible for his brief demise, he made the announcement that he was leaving The Wall. Yes, you heard me correctly, folks — Jon Snow has left Castle Black on Game of Thrones , so consider his watch officially over.

Obviously, this is a huge turning point for the show in general, given that Jon's been the No. 1 guy at The Wall since Season 1. So now that he's resigned from his post as Lord Commander, who's going to take up the charge against the White Walkers? Where will he go from here? And what prompted him to make such a drastic change in the first place? All of these questions have yet to be answered, but I'll be very interested to see where the next phrase of his GoT journey will take him.

As of now, he seems very much like the Jon Snow we've always known. His demeanor and humor among his fellow watchmen felt natural and normal, which is why I'm still waiting for the other shoe to drop. Returning from the dead has to change a person. It just has to. So, we're bound to see a shift in his personality at some point and maybe him leaving is the first hint of just that. Maybe he has new priorities now that he's back in the land of the living. Maybe he's headed to Winterfell to take back his family's home. Or maybe he lied about seeing nothing after death and is going to investigate the truth behind his lineage. (Hey, I don't know what he could've learned in the after life. You never know!)

Either way, this change is setting us up for some big Jon Snow storyline and I, for one, am excited to see how it all unfolds.

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