4 Things We'll Miss About The Most Recent Character To Leave 'GOT'
Warning: Spoilers are revealed throughout this article.
If you haven't watched the season five finale of "Game of Thrones," you may want to avert your eyes (to the nearest TV to watch the episode so you can read this).
I almost titled this, "In Remembrance of Jon Snow."
After all, he was stabbed multiple times by the brothers of the Night's Watch and left bleeding on the ground at the end of Sunday's "Mother's Mercy" episode.
But, is Jon really gone?
Some viewers believe yes, but those who buy into fan theories, or those who are just in denial, argue that Snow's storyline is far from over.
Actor Kit Harington, who plays the possibly-dead character, has stated he's done for good.
So, even though I'll get into arguments against that later, we'll assume Snow is gone. And, if he is, here are the things we'll miss most about him.
His Stark Sense of Doing What's Right
Like Eddard and Robb Stark before him, Jon Snow had the (perhaps, foolish) habit of trying to do the right thing.
He constantly tried to bring the Wildlings, who live north of The Wall, and the Night's Watch together for the common good of defending the kingdom.
Since the previously-mentioned Starks were killed earlier in the show, and the remaining living Starks are either MIA (no sign of Bran or Rickon in ages), or ready for revenge (looking at you, Arya and Sansa), Jon was the last good-hearted soul left.
His Friendship With Samwell Tarly
In "Mother's Mercy," Jon Snow and Samwell Tarly said goodbye, as Sam left Castle Black to protect his love interest and her child.
Since season one, their friendship has been one of the few lighthearted story lines in the show.
Remember when everyone was alive and happy, and winter hadn't come yet? Sam and Jon reminded us of that.
If Jon is gone, this beautiful bromance is, too.
His Mysterious Past
We learned early on in "Game of Thrones" that Jon Snow was the bastard son of Eddard Stark, and thus, an outcast of sorts in his own family.
However, if this is the case, Jon never learns who his real mother was. And, if we're to buy in to much-believed speculation, this information is false.
Many fans have thought for years that Jon's real parents are Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, the former King of the Realm and Eddard Stark's sister.
This would make Jon of royal blood, with a powerful claim to the throne and a connection to House Targaryen.
Regardless of which you buy into, both are highly interesting plot lines. With Jon dead, we may never know the truth.
His Good Looks
I'll be the one to say it: Jon Snow was attractive. And attractive men on the show have taken quite the beating (Robb, The Viper... even Jaime Lannister lost his hand).
Even under all those heavy winter clothes and with the look of constant despair clouding his face, Jon stole our hearts. He also was one of the few guys with a good personality on the show.
Couldn't Ramsay Bolton have died, instead? I think he's long overdue.
Winter has arrived, and we all needed Jon to save us from the White Walkers, and perhaps (okay, definitely), give us some eye candy at the same time.
So, if Jon is done for good, here's to one of the last few lovable characters on the show.
We'll just have to hold out hope Sansa and Arya Stark have some major kills in the future to make up for the deaths of their family members.
Or, maybe Bran and Rickon could come back into play. If all four Stark kids put their skills together, I'd bet money on them in the war for the throne.
But, I'm holding out hope Jon will come back. He might be dead, but has that ever stopped someone before?
I don't care if his spirit lives on in his direwolf Ghost, or if he becomes a White Walker. Ideally, Melisandre will bring him back from the dead. (She did arrive at Castle Black at a very convenient time.)
Are you there, Lord of the Light? It's me, a desperate "Game of Thrones" fan. Please bring back Jon Snow.
No matter what you believe, we're all in the same position now of waiting for season six, or for the book, "Winds of Winter," to come out.
But, as "Game of Thrones" creator George R.R. Martin said, "If there's one thing we know in 'A Song of Ice and Fire,' it's that death is not necessarily permanent."
Jon's watch may have ended, but something tells me his story is far from over.