After Melisandre (Carice Van Houten) stripped down and revealed herself to be a decrepit, old woman instead of a sexy, young fire priestess, fans were thrown for a loop as to what this could possibly mean.
Is Melisandre immortal? What kind of magic is keeping her young and beautiful? And most importantly, can that magic be used to return Jon Snow (Kit Harington) to the land of the living?
Zap2it has a few ideas about Melisandre’s eternal youth, and how it could play a part in the potential return of the Lord Commander.
Melisandre will ask Thoros of Myr to resurrect Jon Snow
Back in Season 3 of “Game of Thrones,” Melisandre met Thoros of Myr (Paul Kaye), who could bring men back from the dead with the power bestowed on him from the Lord of Light. That power seemed to shock Melisandre, but you could definitely see the wheels turning in her head. That knowledge has definitely stayed with her. If Melisandre truly believes in her visions, which showed Jon Snow fighting at Winterfell, she could ride out and find Thoros to perform this “miracle” for her.
Melisandre will transfer her ‘immortality’ to Jon Snow
We’re not sure that necklace would really work with Jon Snow’s outfit — he’s not really the accessory type — but if Melisandre has mastered the art of eternal youth, resurrection can’t be too far behind. Let’s also not forget that she somehow survived being poisoned in Season 2, meaning she might actually be immortal. If her powers truly lie in her necklace, then someone needs strap that thing on Jon Snow ASAP and let the Lord of Light do his work. Assuming that power can be transferred to another person, it could bring him back to life.
Melisandre will sacrifice herself to resurrect Jon Snow
Book fans will know all about Azor Ahai — the “chosen prince” that will defeat the darkness Melisandre has been going on about — and many fans think that prince is Jon Snow. The prophecy about Azor Ahai’s says he will be reborn when a “red star” bleeds, and it’s not coincidence that Melisandre has been draped in red since she appeared on the scene. Melisandre is already more than familiar with blood magic, so if she sacrifices herself, it might finally fulfill this prophecy and prove that Jon Snow is Azor Ahai.
“Game of Thrones” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.