THE resurrection of Jon Snow is one most fans anticipated at the end of the fifth season but was finally confirmed last week.

The Lord Commander's death at the hands of his own man proved a shocking end to last season, and his fate was the subject of numerous online and fan discussions.

Kit Harrington, as Snow, finally got some more living screen time today in the global premiere of season six's episode three, Oathbreaker.

Here's a recap of the episode:

"Olly put a knife in my heart…. And I shouldn't be here"

Only Davos was present to see Jon Snow rise from the dead. Davos stood in the doorway as the fallen-now-resurrected Lord Commander breathed his first since he was betrayed by members of the Night's Watch. Melisandre is shocked, and Jon remembers everything.

Jon Snow know nothing, and he saw nothing after he was killed. Melisandre says the Lord allowed him to come back for "some reason", hinting he may be the saviour Stannis was supposed to be.

There aren't many people who can say they "did what I thought was right, and I was murdered for it", but Jon Snow is now not an ordinary person. He too is having a crisis of confidence, and it seems Davos again has the words to spur him back into action.

He faces some of the wildlings and those in the Night's Watch loyal to Snow.

SAM AND GILLY AT SEA

Samwell Tarly has returned to our screens!

A seasick Sam and Gilly are tucked away in the bowels of a ship, where the pair are taking their baby to safety. Gilly has just learned Sam isn't taking her to Oldtown, but to his old home town.

FLASHBACK TO A YOUNG NED STARK

 

Isaac Hempstead Wright and Max von Sydow in a scene from season six, episode three of Game of Thrones.
Isaac Hempstead Wright and Max von Sydow in a scene from season six, episode three of Game of Thrones. Contributed

 

Bran and Bloodraven are watching Ned Stark on their way to what appears to be the Targaryens' hold. Ned is accosting two Targaryens for not being there to protect the Mad King Rhaegar, and before long swords are drawn and it's on.

The Targaryens are extremely well-trained and talented fighters. One of the pair is taken early, but the Knight of the Morning manages to slay Ned's whole party. The one-on-one is one of the best swordfights in the series so far. When it appeared Ned was about to lose, one of his stabs the Targaryen in the back. The sound of a baby crying breaks the silence and Ned takes off for the Tower of Joy.

"What's in the tower?" "That's for another day."

Bran's outburst is reflective of how most of us feel. Is it Jon Snow's birth? What happened?

SLAVER'S BAY

Where Khals widows go to retire.

Daenarys was returned to Vaes Dothraki to join with other former Khal wives. Tradition dictates they remain in Vaes Dothraki after their husbands die, but knowing Daenarys it seems as if she won't be there too long.

Emilia Clarke in a scene from season six, episode three of the TV series Game of Thrones.
Emilia Clarke in a scene from season six, episode three of the TV series Game of Thrones. Contributed

We also finally get to see the serious side of Varys again as he used his knowledge, and words, to get what he wanted.

He pressed the Meereenese prostitute (that's how she's referred to on IMDB) for information, and but after he got the answer he needed he said he secured passage for her to escape Meereen.

"What would you talk about if I wasn't around."

"Patrol."

Tyrion isn't exactly enjoying his time with Grey Worm and Missandei, where he is waiting for Varys to return.

Peter Dinklage in a scene from season six, episode 3 of Game of Thrones.
Peter Dinklage in a scene from season six, episode 3 of Game of Thrones. Contributed

 

TOMMEN FINDS HIS VOICE

That moment when Gregor Clegane's Frank-Mountain stumbled into Qyburn's lair I thought he was about to destroy the children who remained.

Cersei and Jamie Lannister are organising a plan to destroy the high Sparrow, while Olenna Tyrell is discussing Queen Margaery's treatment in a cell.

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Lena Headey in a scene from season six, episode three of Game of Thrones.
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Lena Headey in a scene from season six, episode three of Game of Thrones. Contributed

Meanwhile King Tommen finally confronted the High Sparrow.

It is about the young King stood up, as he has been nothing more than a mere child since taking over the Throne after Joffrey's death.

Tommen and the High Sparrow argued over Cersei's atonement for her sins (the walk of shame) as the young King tried to allow his mother access to Myrcella's body.

THE GIRL IS TRULY NO ONE

Her training as No One truly began this week but it ended up being a montage of beatings.

As Waif interrogated the former Arya Stark about her life as the girl, she slowly learned how to fight without sight.

Maisie Williams in a scene from season six, episode 3 of the TV series Game of Thrones.
Maisie Williams in a scene from season six, episode 3 of the TV series Game of Thrones. Contributed

She rattled through her famous list of people she wants to kill, and despite Waif's insistence there were more names she held strong. She stumbled when she came to the Hound, who she no longer necessarily wanted to see dead.

Her biggest moment came with Jaqen H'ghar, who said if she was truly no one she would have nothing to fear. Moments later her sight returned, though she remains No One.

RAMSAY'S GLORIOUS GIFT, RICKON

The gift given to Ramsay Bolton was none other than Rickon Stark, the youngest of the Stark clan.

Along with a female wildling, Rickon's disappearance has long been a subject for discussion.

Now he has returned, though not as we necessarily wanted to see.

"How do I know this is Rickon Stark?" Ramsay asked.

For a moment there was relief he would be unable to confirm the identity of his male prisoner, but the delivery of a direrworlf's head was all the confirmed Ramsay needed.

"Welcome home Lord Stark."

BYE BYE OLLY

The wildling child is no longer the second-most hated Game of Thrones after Jon Snow took his revenge. Olly became the most disliked in Westeros after he stabbed Snow in the fifth season's finale, but now we can finally rest easy.

He and Alliser Thorne were among the four men who betrayed Snow, and they were subsequently hung for their crime.

It would turn out to be Snow's final act as Lord Commander as he handed over control of Castle Black with the simple words "My watch is over."

Where to now for the reborn Snow? We'll hopefully find out next week.



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