With Season 5 of Game of Thrones now officially over, many are wondering what’s in store for the series as it moves forward into Season 6. While George R.R. Martin’s upcoming book, The Winds of Winter, still has not been released, it’s anyone’s guess where the show will decide to take the characters.
One of the main questions going into the new season revolves around Jon Snow’s surprising death at the end of Season 5. Although Kit Harrington emphatically stated that he would not be returning in Season 6, many are still holding out hope that his character will return at some point in the series.
How could Snow be brought back to life? One possibility is that Melisandre will work her magic and resurrect him. This isn’t out of the realm of possibility, as we saw Beric Dondarrion being brought back to life, and it seems as though the followers of the Red God are gifted with resurrection powers. With Stannis now out of the picture, her decision to resurrect Snow is certainly less complicated.
However, whatever happens with Snow, it isn’t likely he’ll play a large part in the coming season. If he is somehow brought back to life, then it will likely occur more towards the end of the season than the beginning.
Elsewhere, the Season 5 finale also left fans wondering about the fate of a number of different characters, including Stannis. Director David Nutter recently sat down with Variety and discussed Stannis’ death and how he was ready to die.
“You really got a sense that Stannis had nothing else to live for. Brienne’s lifelong mission had come to an end… It’s a situation in which Stannis was ready to die and prepared to die.”
Elsewhere, Myrcella might manage to get out of her current predicament, but it’s clear that she will meet her end sooner or later. Even though, just like most of the characters, it seemed that she died in the season finale, but nothing was confirmed. In fact, David Benioff recently talked about Cersei’s fate, and her mindset that she will not be leading a war party to Dorne for revenge in Season 6. Instead, she may be leading a war party to find her brother, Tyrion.
“In her mind, Myrcella was taken away from her by Tyrion; she still blames him for Joffrey’s death, and he is directly responsible for Myrcella going to Dorne,” Benioff explained in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “So in her worldview, both of her children’s deaths are to be laid at his doorstep. This is one more thing to motivate her homicidal hatred of him.”
Lastly, Sansa and Theon are alive — for the time being. Theon (Reek) finally woke up from being brain-washed and realized that he needed to save Sansa. They took a leap off the side of Winterfell, but Nutter promises “it’s safe to assume they survived that jump.”
Season 6 of Game of Thrones will air in the spring of 2016 on HBO.
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