The Season 6 premiere of Game of Thrones kicked off by showing us the slain Jon Snow right where we left him and, despite our hopes and dreams, he seems hella dead, you guys. But one of his first visitors is The Red Woman. So will Melisandre bring Jon Snow back from the dead? She's definitely our best hope when it comes to resurrections.

As The Daily Beast noted:

There’s context for this. We’ve already seen Lord of Light acolyte Thoros of Myr resurrect Beric Dondarrion, the eyepatched leader of the Brotherhood Without Banners — who admits to being brought back to life no less than six times after being killed, including following a grisly trial by combat versus The Hound.

And the priestess of the Lord of Light has already proven her magical capabilities several times. Regardless of Stannis' armies' doubts about what keeping faith in the Lord of Light could possibly do for their military strategy, Melisandre definitely has powers, as her very helpful ruby necklace, which glows red every time she does magic, signals to us.

Jon Snow's allies, who are gathered with Ser Davos in the wake of his death, also express doubt in of what use Melisandre can be to them, but Davos teases, "You haven't seen her do what I've seen her do."


Melisandre, of course, arrived at Castle Black after utterly screwing over Stannis Baratheon and his entire army, leaving him and his whole family dead. Whoops. She tells Davos that she saw Jon Snow dead in the flames, which is what drew her back, and we catch her tenderly caressing Jon Snow's cheek. It seems like, in spite of that one time he refused to have sex with her because he was still hung up on Ygritte, Melisandre still feels saddened by his death.

We don't know exactly what she's up to yet from the season premiere, but she definitely seems grief-stricken. We even see her take off her necklace, which appears to harness her power, to catch a glimpse of her most vulnerable state yet: Melisandre as an ancient, feeble woman.

Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have confirmed over and over again that Jon Snow is definitely, 100 percent, dead AF, but Melisandre's thirst for King's Blood and Jon Snow's sweet sweet seed implies that some shady magic is going to go down using his dead body — which we see more of in the season premiere than corpses on Law & Order — even if it's not strictly a resurrection-type situation.