This year Gold Derby is offering a weekly “Game of Thrones” slugfest (watch above) in which our editors and fans break down the series’ Emmy prospects, dragon encounters and character revivals. We kick things off with an in-depth look at “Home,” the second episode of this sixth season. The red priestess Melisandre (Carice van Houten) casts a spell to resurrect Jon Snow (Kit Harington) from the dead.
So was this resurrection a good move from last year’s Emmy champ for Best Drama Series? Amanda Spears says, “I’m happy they didn’t drag it out another episode, because it was getting a little ridiculous. And I appreciate there was some doubt as to whether Melisandre could or could not do it.” And Sam Eckmann adds, “I do like that they brought him back because I have plenty of tin foil theories as to what he’s going to do next. I’m interested to see, if it is going to be the Jon Snow we know that comes back? or is he going to be drastically changed?”
In the Gold Derby forums opinion was divided with Icky posting “So, Jon gets resurrected exactly the way everyone assumed? I thought they would at least surprise or give us some epic visuals. That resurrection scene was basic as hell.” Counters Courtney Smith, “we all knew it was coming, but I was still holding my breath and did a cheer when he opened his eyes. It was a great episode. I wasn’t sure how they were going to end the episode: if they were going to keep us waiting or maybe we were all wrong and he wasn’t coming back.”
Last year “Game of Thrones” won a record 12 Emmys, including Drama Supporting Actor (Peter Dinklage). So with his revival, can Harington join Dinklage in the Emmy derby? Post your comments below or join the discussion in our feisty “Game of Thrones” forum discussion.