Jon Snow Alive on Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 2: Get the Details
Jon Snow Game of Thrones Season 6 Premiere
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Jon Snow Alive on Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 2: Get the Details

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Didn't get a chance to watch this week's episode of Game of Thrones Season 6, but also don't want to seem like you're behind?

We'll, here's the short version: Jon Snow lives!

For a slightly longer version, here are the highlights of that major twist, as well as the rest of Episode 2 ("Home").

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Talking Point of the Week: Jon Snow IS Alive

Melisandre and Her Fire on Game of Thrones Season 5, Episode 9
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After dragging out the suspense in the premiere, this episode ended with powerful sorceress Melisandre finally working her magic and restoring the felled hero to life.

Interestingly, it actually took some convincing from Davos to get her to do it, since she was filled with self doubt because all her prophecies about Stannis had fallen apart. Still, in the end he talked her into it, and it worked.

What exactly this means for Jon and the Night's Watch will have to wait until next week to explore, since the episode literally ended on the beloved character opening his eyes. We'll just have to wait and see if death has changed him.

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Other Big Twists

Game of Thrones Season 6 Balon Greyjoy
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Ramsay Takes Over: The one-time bastard proved he's even crazier and more power hungry than we thought when he stabbed his own father to death this week.

This move was prompted by finding out his father's wife had given birth to another son who could rival his claim as heir; to make sure this will never be a problem, the psychopath literally fed his little bro to the dogs.

Balon Greyjoy Is Dead: The king of the Iron Islands, AKA Theon's dad, was felled by his own brother, who returned after years aboard. What this means for the broader politics of Westeros won't become clear until a new leader is chosen.

Scene of the Week

Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 3 Hodor
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Other than Jon's return from the dead, our favorite scene came from the beginning of the episode. Bran Stark has channeled the power to see the past, and he had a vision of Winterfell when his dad was a kid. The best part? Young Hodor, who was both adorable and knew how to speak. We're very interested to learn the backstory there.

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Other Things to Know

Game of Thrones Season 6 Arya
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  • The Wildlings helped Team Jon take back the Night's Watch, so at least he won't have to deal with his enemies trying to kill him as soon as he he's up and walking.

  • Arya seems to have made some progress in her training.

  • Tyrion befriended and released Dany's dragons.

Most Quotable Moment

Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 3  Tyrion, Dragon
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Tyrion to Varys, after having released the dragons: "Next time I have an idea like that, punch me in the face."

Game of Thrones airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.

Check out more of Wetpaint's coverage of Game of Thrones Season 6 below:

This Is Literally Everything We Know About Season 6

Here's All the Evidence Proving Jon Snow Isn’t Dead

Is Jon Snow Azor Ahai Reborn? Popular Fan Theory Explained

GOT Costs Even More to Film Than You Think

This Key Season 5 Character Is Returning — What Does It Mean?