Watchers steered us to this Hollywood Reporter article today, in which several Game of Thrones cast members predict how we the audience will react to the end of “the Red Woman” this Sunday night. We are told to expect the unexpected:
When season six concludes its first episode, “The Red Woman,” at around 10 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, new emotions and exclamations will fill the air. What words will fans be shouting at their television screens? What will be the temperature at the water cooler on Monday morning?
The Hollywood Reporter caught up with the cast at the world premiere of season six and asked the stars of the fantasy series how viewers will respond to the end of the hour:
Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth): “You’re joking. You’re joking!”
DeObia Oparei (Areo Hotah): “Oh my god!”
Joseph Naufahu (Khal Moro): “Damn! Oh damn!”
Kristian Nairn (Hodor): “Hodor!”
Michael McElhatton (Roose Bolton): “I can’t believe they …”
And that’s where McElhatton’s quote must end, for the rest of his sentence includes spoilers; it will be revealed in its entirety after the premiere.
So now we’re left to wonder, just what could this incredibly shocking ending be?
Oddly enough, we got some clues about this right after the premiere, from Jane Mulkerrins at the Telegraph. I blogged about Mulkerrins’ review before, when I was so pleased to hear what she had to say about Brienne, but she also tells us other things:
“The Red Woman” of the episode’s title, the mystical Melisandre – who was left at Castle Black along with Jon Snow’s corpse as season five closed – in no way dominates the action, but by the hour’s end, with a luridly surprising twist, sets the scene for some powerful sorcery to come.
So…we already know a fair amount about the episode’s ending. It’ll involve Melisandre. It’s a “luridly surprising twist.” It sets the scene for some powerful sorcery to come.
I feel like…anything we might call a “luridly surprising twist” involving Melisandre and sorcery will probably entail a) fucking someone or b) killing someone. Or maybe she does both? Maybe she spreads her legs for Olly and then Davos sets him on fire?
Or does she fuck Ghost? Because that would be a new level of madness, even for GoT. Is she gonna use Ghost to get Jon’s soul inside her so she can rebirth him later? That would be luridly surprising.
Let the man be born.