Jon Snow
A picture of Kit Harington as Jon Snow in the TV series "Game of Thrones." Facebook/ Game of Thrones

Only into its second episode, “Game of Thrones” Season 6 is already proving to be a success mantra for its female characters. After episode 2 concluded, viewers were given what they had demanded, dreamt of and fantasised for a long time.

[Spoiler Alert] Their favourite character Jon Snow (Kit Harington) came back from the dead, thanks to Melisandre (Carice van Houten), who overcame her self-doubt and misery to perform a resurrection.

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Ser Davos (Liam Cunningham) pleaded Melisandre to do something and gave her the much-needed mental support by speaking about her great priestess powers of drinking poison and giving birth to a shadow baby. He pleaded as the Wildlings, their allies, were preparing the funeral pyre to burn Snow’s body. Davos asked whether Melisandre is capable of performing a resurrection.

“There are some with this power ... Everything I believed, the great victory I saw in the flames, all of it was a lie,” Melisandre replied dejected, clearly indicating she does not possess such powers.

However, just like a true mentor, Ser Davos asked her at least try once before the Wildlings burn his body. What happened next was perhaps the most-anticipated scene since Snow was stabbed and killed by some men of the Night’s Watch.

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The Red Woman washed off all the blood from Snow’s body after removing his clothes. She took bits of hair from his head and put them into a flame. She started praying by placing her hands on him, repeatedly saying the resurrection chants. However, not a finger moved.

Soon after, Melisandre left the room and others followed suit. But something happened as Ghost stirred and Snow came back with a gasp.

Soon after the episode ended, Harington spoke to Entertainment Weekly where he apologised for lying to everyone about his character’s fate.

“I’d like to say sorry for lying to everyone. I’m glad that people were upset that he died. I think my biggest fear was that people were not going to care. Or it would just be, ‘Fine, Jon Snow’s dead.’ But it seems like people had a, similar to the Red Wedding episode, kind of grief about it. Which means something I’m doing — or the show is doing — is right,” Snow said.