The premier of Game of Thrones Season 6 is just a few weeks away, and though a few spoilers have already hit the web (Do not watch any interviews with Ian McShane if you enjoy surprises!) several big questions remain unanswered.
Number one on the list, of course, is the matter of whether or not Jon Snow is really dead.
Despite the fact that we saw him suffer numerous stab wounds and bleed out in the snow (an apt end, if ever there was one) in the Season 5 finale, logic dictates that the newly-minted Lord Commander of the Night's Watch will return to brood another day.
After all, the barrier between life and death is quite porous in Westeros, and there might be no character more crucial to the resolution of the show's main conflicts than Jon.
Sure, George R.R. Martin and his TV counterparts, D.B. Weiss and Devid Benioff, have demonstrated their willingness to kill off beloved and seemingly vital characters in the past, but with the possible exceptions of Tyrion and Denerys, no man, woman or dragon in Westeros is as important to the show's many as-yet unconnected plot threads as Jon Snow.
And we won't even get into the leading Game of Thrones finale theory, to which Snow is central.
All of this is just a long of saying that until today, the smart money would be on actor Kit Harington returning to the show that made him famous and ultimately uniting the Seven Kingdoms, which makes Kit's recent comments to TimeOut London all the more shocking.
"Look, I’m not in the show any more. I’m definitely not in the new series," Harington told the publication point-blank.
Asked if he's filmed any scenes for the upcoming season, Harington replies, "Look, I’m not in the show any more. I’m definitely not in the new series."
Sigh. We like to think you wouldn't lie to us, Kit...but either you're full of it, or you know nothing, Jon Snow.