Originally Posted by DaMavs
Jon Snow's parentage has been a topic on the show since season 1 - probably episode 1 when Ned & King Robert are idly chatting. Robert going on about his past affairs and quizzing Ned on the name of his "baby Mama" and mentioning he'd never met her. Ned quickly changes the subject...
We just might not have known enough to really notice then, but it's not just a season 5 phenomena.
Exactly. I have gone and read the interviews with KH and watched the video with B&W. I have to admit, given the statements, it certainly appears JS
(played by KH) will no longer be a part of the show. I will now tread lightly, as i don't want to break thread rules but..By now, it appears common knowledge that the subject of JS
true lineage has been a debate among book readers for some time. I must admit, i would not have found this nearly as fascinating without learning things in this thread and then checking various other web posts (i have not read the books). Most people realize that while this show is created from the books, it appears it is NOT the books. With that said, if JS
was to be killed off, B&W knew it, why the hell did they ever bother bringing it up? To me, it makes no sense whatsoever. Just to appease book readers and suck them in? I understand lingering questions can add to the realism factor but it really pisses me off. Someone brought up the missing russian episode of the sopranos as a parallel; i get it but the russian was a one off character who wouldn't really affect anything too largely if he came back-This JS
lineage thing had huge implications in the coming story (or so we thought). I'm not surprised JS
was killed-the stink eye Ollie gave and that convo between Ollie and Sam was a pure tip off but i am surprised he won't be back. The show has been great at introducing new characters we get behind and i would expect that to continue next season along with Bran (not one of my favorites) playing a large role. Maybe Rickon will suddenly grow 3 feet and age 10 years and we'll have another Stark to watch die!