** Following article contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 2 [Home] **
Jon Snow is back and Game of Thrones finally confirmed the belief of many fans when Melisandre seemingly brought the late Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch back to life. In the ‘Inside the Episode’ segment for the show, showrunner Dan Weiss explains the build up to the scene:
“Davos has no real love lost for Melisandre. He’s seen what she’s capable of. He’s seen her do many impossible things. He’s not a big fan of her god, he’s not a big fan of her program, but there’s certainly nothing to lose at this point. If it doesn’t work, then it doesn’t work.”
Co-creator David Benioff adds:
“For Melisandre, she comes into this with grave doubts. She was someone who was a true believer whose faith was shaken, someone who was an absolute devotee of the Lord of Light, and the events of the last many episodes have shaken that faith. But she still believes in him, she just doesn’t know if he believes in her, so she comes to Jon Snow’s body with the tiniest hope that maybe, if she says the right words, if she says them with enough belief, with enough passion, the Lord will listen to her.”
“First Melisandre believes she’s failed, and that’s what Tormund believes. He’s the first to walk out. That’s what Edd believes, and Davos finally gives up. It’s kind of like you’re applying the paddles to the patient who’s suffered cardiac arrest, and the paddles don’t work. It was a last ditch thing, but we can’t get a pulse back and he’s gone. Ghost, he’s known Jon longer than any of these people have, and all these wolves have a strange and deep connection with their Stark counterpart. Ghost has a sixth sense when it comes to Jon Snow and when Jon’s in danger and when he might be coming back.”
Check out their interview below.