"Game of Thrones" continued its commitment to killing off every character you like with the apparent demise of fan favorite and notable moral person Jon Snow. But wait, it doesn't make any sense to kill off that character! Author George R.R. Martin and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have certainly committed to the notion that the world of "Game of Thrones" is a brutal, heartless one where doing the right thing is most likely to get you killed, but this particular death seems to derail quite a few plot points in the show's universe. So did he really die? As critic Alan Sepinwall put it: "Everyone is predicting he'll be resurrected because it would be a terrible narrative choice to eliminate the only character of any relevance to the impending White Walker invasion." And as we all know, there are plenty of ways the character could come back.
But what about the authorities? Weiss told Entertainment Weekly, "Dead is dead," before going on to say that "It should be pretty clear what happens in by the time you’re done seeing that scene. It’s not an, ‘Oh what just happened scene?" Well, OK, but what about George R.R. Martin? He told the mag only a few months ago that “If there’s one thing we know in 'A Song of Ice and Fire' it's that death is not necessarily permanent.” Fans don't seem to be accepting it, either, at least on Twitter: