Damn. That sure was one hell of a Game of Thrones episode, huh? (SPOILERS AHEAD!) For months now, Game of Thrones fans have wanted to know one thing: is Jon Snow actually dead? Fans knew that resurrection was technically possible, and that a character like Melisandre, who is a priestess of the Lord of Light, could potentially pull it off. Some took Melisandre's appearance at the Wall as a good sign. But then again, the actors on the show, Kit Harrington included, kept insisting that no, Jon Snow is actually dead and would absolutely stay dead. Sharp viewers took those interviews with some scepticism, of course: it could all be marketing, meant to make an eventual reveal all the more shocking.
And then season six happened. An entire episode went by and Jon was still freakin' dead, with no resurrection or twist in sight. I wouldn't blame anyone for losing hope at that point. But, as it turns out, it was all just a long con! Game of Thrones waited until the second episode of the sixth season to bring Jon back in a cliffhanger ending. What a tease. I was kind of expecting it to happen, but I still felt giddy watching it all the same.
I am not alone. Right after the episode ended, fans everywhere took to social media to express their delight over Jon Snow. Kit Harrington himself even apologised for deceiving fans over at Entertainment Weekly, but I think fans were too hyped to be mad at him.
Here are some of the internet's best reactions to Jon Snow's revival.
On YouTube, some fans recorded themselves as they watched Jon Snow come alive:
me when jon snow took that very breath pic.twitter.com/rj8vsroUCN
— mikaela (@cestmonamour_) May 2, 2016
— Kelle Wisker (@Kelle8681) May 2, 2016
Jon Snow pic.twitter.com/e4PIlGZn6G
— Pamela Dávila (@PamelaDavilaA) May 2, 2016
St. Jon Snow pic.twitter.com/5E0NH0kIqg
— Rhaegar (@agustinmarengo) May 2, 2016
Jon Snow gasping for breath and me be like. pic.twitter.com/p78Nwdmc5Z
— Ceteri~ (@DormiensAnimus) May 2, 2016
— Tams Wright (@TweetinTams) May 2, 2016
My reaction when Jon Snow suddenly took that breath. pic.twitter.com/6Rf33DAgDi
— Saim (@itsSaim) May 2, 2016
watchin jon snow come back to life like pic.twitter.com/eYq5ZDIOc1
— Melanie Ann (@mel_torro) May 2, 2016
Jon snow pic.twitter.com/Z9dnqAwP5f
— Deiny-sk8 (@ICEMANSK8) May 2, 2016
— Jason (@jason_walker24) May 2, 2016
— Minstra (@ViceRoyMinstra) May 2, 2016
When Jon Snow woke up in the end of the episode! https://t.co/8AHH9j5SRM
— Kevin Maggiore (@kevinmaggiore9) May 2, 2016
— Michelle Singletary (@SingletaryM) May 2, 2016
What do we say to the god of death?
Not today. #GameOfThrones
— Jon Snow (@LordSnow) May 2, 2016
— robert_da_vinci (@robertbett1) May 2, 2016
Jon Snow nella 6x03 pic.twitter.com/Ne3Z0oO3Jg
— Mushu (@kenobliss) May 2, 2016
We live in a world where Leo won an Oscar and Jon Snow is back from the dead. Chase your dream. Anything is possible.
— Mr Dombastic (@MrDomLea) May 2, 2016
Jon Snow really knows nothing, not even how to die!
— Elcid Dalangin (@cdthkd) May 2, 2016
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) May 2, 2016
Jon Snow!!!!!!! We know nothing!! ?? I freakin' knew it!!!!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/OUALnpoqd8
— Mickey Guyton (@MickeyGuyton) May 2, 2016
Jon Snow is alive pic.twitter.com/92w19bR8Ek
— Jaqen H'ghar (@caffreey) May 2, 2016
— Kristina Nicaj (@kristinanicaj) May 2, 2016
If jon snow can get resurrected so can my GPA pic.twitter.com/E4CEI9Vo7D
— tee (@tarynmarak) May 2, 2016
Me: *goes outside*
Jon snow is alive
*goes to market*
Jon snow is alive
*goes to pharmacy*
Hey jon snow is alive
— Moose (@007Madridista) May 2, 2016
Game of Thrones Redditors seemed pretty overjoyed at the news, too:
Finally, Tumblr was as amusing as ever: