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Game of Thrones‘ Maisie Williams teases Jon Snow’s living dead return

When actress Maisie Williams (Arya Stark in Game of Thrones), appeared on the red carpet for the 2016 London Critics’ Circle Awards, she may have said a few words too many about Jon Snow’s fate in Game of Thrones.

We know the adorable Maisie Williams as the irreverent, teenaged swordswoman, Arya Stark, in our favorite fantasy show, Game of Thrones. It seems like she, along with the rest of us, is also reeling from the brutal death of Jon Snow (Kit Harington), last season.

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Nominated for the Young British Performer of the Year Award at the London Critics’ Circle Awards for her role as Lydia in the indie film The Falling, Williams walked the red carpet with an excitement so palpable, she seemed to buzz.

But when an interviewer for The Upcoming asked her about Jon Snow’s death, her answer was quite befuddling. She revealed that something quite unexpected is in store for Jon Snow in Season 6.

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“There’s a great twist, but I can’t say that he’s going to be alive,” said Williams. So, he’s dead but still hanging around somehow?

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Let’s think for a moment. There are all sorts of supernatural elements that inhabit the GOT plot lines, from sorcery to dragons. We already know the show’s producers are purposefully going to veer away from the books by George R. R. Martin, but what exactly do they have in mind? It would be too easy to conclude that Jon Snow will appear in flashbacks; that doesn’t seem meaty enough. Having him come back as a zombie seems off-genre. Jon Snow haunting the show as a ghost seems too Shakespearian, but it would be a big twist.

We think it’s most likely that the body of Jon Snow will somehow be reanimated by Melisandre (Carice van Houten), member of the cult of the red god R’hllor, through some sort of magical spell.

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If this is the case, we can’t expect the lionhearted Jon Snow we all fell in love with to return. Most likely, he’ll be tortured with Melisandre’s personal agenda and act as a warrior on her behalf. Watch the interview below and let us know what you think.

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Season 6 of Game of Thrones premieres April 24, 2016.

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