I wanted to title this Game of Thrones spoiler out of the set “Today in Duh…” but some vague sense of professionalism stopped me. Still, if you are the type to scream spoiler because you saw Jon Snow’s face in this morning’s piece of toast, you might want to turn around…and around and around and around until you get really dizzy and fall down and can’t focus on the computer screen.
—-One Last Time—
—-Relax and Spoiler with me—
As we saw last week, Carice Van Houten was posting shots of herself heading to the Game of Thrones set in costume. No real spoilers, other than that she was filming material, but it was exciting stuff to speculate about nonetheless, especially since she was clearly outdoors on location somewhere. Previous leaks from Los Siete Reinos had insisted that Van Houten hadn’t done all that much on location stuff this season. In fact, those reports suggested she hadn’t filmed very much at all, which was surprising. Was the show merely using her for the resurrection of Jon Snow, and then abandoning her? (It makes a sort of sense they’d want to film indoors, lest The Daily Mail get pictures of THAT.)
Actually, no. Instead, if one parses some new info from L7R, it might be that they were saving filming Snow’s resurrection for last.
According to their sources, (and this is the Well, DUH spoiler) Melisandre “plays a very pivotal role this season.”
BUT! (And everybody loves a big but!) Why is this a spoiler *now*? What is it that Melisandre is filming that is so pivotal? Because the other half of that spoiler is that the outdoor scene that Van Houten is filming is in fact not being filmed in order. It’s going to happen early in the season. Also, it involves a discussion with Davos—the two do have rather a lot to discuss.
Off to set pic.twitter.com/lFnKzprDl8
— Carice van Houten (@caricevhouten) December 3, 2015
It’s hard not to look at the context and infer things about what might happen after—early in the season, in outdoor mud, somewhere that could very likely be Magheramorne Quarry. Are we finally bringing Jon Snow back to life at last?