This past season of Game of Thrones was notable for the scale of the battles staged, both in fire (Episode 4) and in ice (Episode 6.) It's the latter that had everyone chattering though, both for the major twist that occurred (the death and reanimation of Viserion into an ice dragon) and for an oddly suspicious moment, when Jon Snow seemed to have miraculously survived what looked like certain death. But could that odd moment be a Game of Thrones clue in Episode 6 and a sign of how the Night King will fall?
Let's go over what happened with Jon. Dany arrived and landed with Drogon. The surviving members of the team and their trussed up wight all began to climb aboard. Jon was initially prevented from clambering up by attacking wights, leaving him the last to board the dragon rescue train.
Then, Viserion died. Jon's response was to tell Dany (and the others) to go without him. Just before the dragon took off, everyone looked down and saw Jon being dragged down onto the ice by wights, which was already cracked and broken. Jon and several wights then disappeared under the waters.
This is where it gets weird now, so pay attention. The relevant moments starts at the 8-minute mark below.
Jon goes down. Jon *stays* down. The dragon takes off and the Night King misses. Then, sensing there are no more people who are alive, the Night King and his wights take off and all start to leave. In fact, Jon is under the water for so long, that there are no wights near him when he surfaces.
The wights have shuffled off so far a distance by the time Jon surfaces, in fact, that Uncle Benjen has time to ride in, get off his horse, converse with Jon, stick Jon on his horse, have Jon ride off and then the wights get back to the spot.
That's a really long time for someone to hold their breath underwater under *normal* circumstances. Like, that's probably a good 5 to 10 minutes, at least, that he was under. And these are frozen waters, with Jon wearing heavy sodden furs to pull him down into hypothermia's embrace.
So what happened? Many fans have focused on Longclaw's weird eye shot above. But we have another theory. What if Jon Snow is to ice as Daenerys Targaryen is to fire?
Let's review how Dany deals with fire:
You're damn right. She walks out of it, unharmed. What if Jon Snow has the opposite superpower? He walks out of ice, unharmed.
It's right there in the name: Snow. It's right there in the name of the weapon the Starks carried for centuries: ice. It would certainly be a hell of an ability for Jon to discover he has when facing an ice dragon-riding Night King, anyway.