Harington, Jon Snow on "Game of Thrones," still looked in character at Wimbledon
Fans are hoping his character's back for season 6
Only his hairdresser knows for sure.
“Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington set off a stir after photos of him with his longer locks fully intact at Wimbledon surfaced this weekend. Fans devastated that his long-haired character, Jon Snow, appeared to be mortally wounded in the season 5 finale are taking it as a sign that he will, in fact, return for season 6.
Call it a follicle fantasy.
It apparently matters not that “Game of Thrones” showrunner Dan Weiss told EW, “Dead is dead.”
“We would hope that after seeing the scene and the way it’s shot that the answer to that will be unambiguous in the minds of the people watching it,” Weiss said. “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.”
Likewise, Harington seemed to confirm to the publication that his character had really been cut.
“I’m dead,” he said. “I’m not coming back next season. So that’s all I can tell you, really.”
But hope, like Harington’s dark, thick mane, springs eternal.
After all, “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin has teased before that all may not be what it appears when it comes to Snow. And there is no shortage of theories as to how Snow may live on, including MTV’s “Don’t Worry, ‘Game Of Thrones’ Didn’t REALLY Kill Jon Snow, And Here’s Why.”
We haven’t seen this much interest in celebrity hair since Matt Damon’s new ponytail, which Twitter has alternately embraced and mocked.