New GoT this Spring soothes back-to-school blues

By: Caitlin Moynihan, Columnist

As much as I enjoy Thanksgiving break, we definitely have a love/hate relationship. Although it brings me great joy and happiness in the form of food comas and family time, it also gives me a false sense of security.

The precious few days we are given off makes me think that all of my obligations and responsibilities have disappeared, but then Sunday morning happens and I wake up with the weight of all my assignments, exams and papers I have due this week on my shoulders. While I should have been researching philosophers and analyzing results from my distributed surveys, I instead analyzed the new posters promoting HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

The sixth season of the acclaimed television series is set to premiere in April. While there are still five months until it returns to our TVs, the hype is already building.

The fifth season ended with our beloved (spoiler alert) Jon Snow being left for dead, there was speculation from the moment the credits rolled.

Many fans analyzed and re-watched the episode searching for clues that would suggest that Snow was still alive and would not reach his demise.

The season six poster that was released by HBO’s official Twitter and is now on huge billboards in some cities features the bloodied face of a particular Jon Snow.

Obviously, this sent everyone into a panic and makes April seem even further away. There is no caption or words accompanying Snow’s face to assist in analyzing what the poster really means. In interviews, some of the cast of “Game of Thrones” have heavily implied that Snow is definitely dead and not returning (I’m looking at you, Maisie Williams).

That being said, Kit Harrington, the man who plays Snow, has yet to cut his hair which gives fans hope that Snow will return once again. We haven’t been given any direct confirmation on Snow’s future, but at this day in time, all signs point to Snow returning.

Without Snow, the plot of the show could easily move on and it would continue to be one of the most watched and talked about shows on TV, but it would be difficult to not see that beautiful face once a week. The upcoming posters, commercials and show snippets will hopefully provide more insight into the new season and make the wait seem more bearable. While I wait for that to happen, I will spend my time reminiscing of the good days when Jon Snow was still invincible.

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