The golden rule in GOT is to never presume. George R.R. Martin takes pleasure in your shortcomings.
However, against our better judgement (which tells us to just wait and see, scoff), we’re hedging our bets on Jon Snow being much more than a soggy corpse in the upcoming season.
Despite everyone behind the series insisting that he is actually dead, there are plenty of theories fuelling the rumour mill to argue otherwise.
No one’s buying into their futile attempts to fool us. We know the game, HBO... we think.
First, there was the hair. Kit Harington may be moaning about his mop to whichever journalist panders to it, but he still hasn’t cut it - because HBO has a deal with him to maintain his lustrous locks.
Now he’s been spotted disembarking a flight in Belfast with Tom Wlaschiha (aka Jaqen H’ghar, worshipper of the Many-Faced God), man-bun intact.
Fan site Watchers on the Wall received a tip and photos from a reader who claims she was on the plane with the actors.
Where they shoot scenes at the Wall, Castle Black and Winterfell.
Maybe, just maybe, he’s only there to shoot the funeral scenes where they left off. But we, and most of the audience, are refusing (just don’t want) to believe that this is the end for everyone’s favourite bastard.