More than a week past the Game of Thrones season finale and people are still buzzing about the shocking apparent death of Jon Snow in the episode’s last scene. In two new interviews, cast members Emilia Clarke and Carice van Houten offer their thoughts on the show-stopping finish to season 5 and what could happen next year.
Van Houten opens up about Jon Snow and season 6 while talking with the New Daily.
Of her turn in the finale, she says, “You’ve seen her clock Jon Snow, which is a great ending because you think, ‘Uh oh, what’s going to happen there?’
“You feel that she is concentrating more and more towards Jon Snow … there are slight hints that something’s going to happen,” she also tells the New Daily.
The actress adds, “I was doing ADR [for season 5] the other day and then the producer was there and he was saying something that I’ve heard before, which is quite spectacular, for next year, which I really can’t say anything about.”
Her co-star Clarke shares how shocked she was over Jon’s end in a video interview with MTV’s Josh Horowitz.
“I read the script and I cried,” Clarke says. “I called David and Dan, and I took Kit out for numerous drinks, and was like, ’What the… what the… you’re leaving me?’”
The actress insists that she truly doesn’t know whether Kit Harington has left Game of Thrones for good or will be returning.
Pressed to hazard a guess, Clarke wagers, “If i had to bet, I would say there’s a 50/50 chance,” of Jon Snow returning.
Check out the full MTV interview:
Sue the Fury: I don’t think anyone actually believes Jon is dead for good, at this point. Do they? Hmmm. What else could Melisandre be up to at the Wall, if not resurrecting Jon Snow?