The curious case of Melisandre – The Red Woman. Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 1

Spoiler Alert!!!

Season 5 of Game of Thrones left us nothing less than traumatized, we were in no way ready to believe that Jon Snow could die. It was nothing less than a miracle for us fans to survive the deaths of Ned Stark, Khal Drogo, Jeor Mormont,  Robb, Talisa and Catelyn Stark, Oberyn Martell, Ygritte and Shireen.

Accepting the death of Jon Snow was never an option to us, we built our numerous theories to convince ourselves that he will be back, alive. We waited, waited for 10 months and 9 days to know the fate of Jon Snow.

Game of Thrones - Season 5 Summary

I am sure you did not, but if you did miss Season-5 – Shame! Here is a recap!

Little did we know that by the end of the most awaited episode in the history of television, our focus would shift right from Jon Snow to Melisandre. Yes, we still believe it will be the Red Woman who shall resurrect Jon Snow from the dead, but this, this big a twist to the story was not foreseen.

The moment Melisandre dropped her robe, I thought I would see her pregnant and once again give birth to a shadow, which shall somehow revive Jon. But then she took off her choker and I was still waiting to see her belly. My eyes were left wide open seeing her transformation. The ruby fitted choker which till now I thought was a mere fashion statement is now the key to her beauty, her youth and her magic.

If some of us remember her in the bathtub in Season 4 – Episode 7, taking to Selyse, we saw her without this miraculous choker. Why did she not turn old then but did now? Maybe this is just another necklace and we are coming up with our own theories only to save ourselves from the anxiety of waiting for another 7 days to know what’s in store.

This Reddit thread gives quite an interesting insight to how Selyse had already seen what we saw in this episode; the Red Woman old and withered. And this post emphasizes on Melisandre’s actual age. This is now getting way too exciting!

 One particular thing I am particularly about is, why was Melisandre so devastated on seeing Jon Snow dead? Yes, in the flames she saw Jon fighting at Winterfell and she trusts the Lord of light. But, why did it break her to the point that she got into the blanket all shattered? Is it that she has now lost all hopes and believes the prophecy to be false. Well, if that is the case I lose all hopes of Jon Snow coming back. But hey, how can Jon Snow be dead?

We can only speculate on them till the directors want us to. Did you check out the preview of Episode 2?

Amongst all this drama, I forgot to mention of the Khaleesi mode I am in since watching the new episode. Well you know, I am not a Princess; I am a Khaleesi. 😀 😀 😀


Until the next episode airs ‘geros ilas’. 


4 thoughts on “The curious case of Melisandre – The Red Woman. Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 1

  1. I finished putting up my own review of the episode when I saw your post in my feed. Delighted to say the least. I so want to talk about the episode.
    That Melisandre reveal was definitely shocking. But that’s GOT, don’t we all know. I still feel that despite her being sort of heartbreakingly disappointed at Jon’s death, she’ll be the one to resurrect her. The battle of Winterfell she was talking about should be the big battle shown in the trailers. There are alternate theories on YouTube on who resurrects Jon which say it wouldn’t be her. Let’s wait the next 7 days. I think we’d get a definitive answer then, or latest by episode 3.
    By the way, you were gone for quite a few days. Busy?
    Nice post. Happy blogging. God bless. 🙂

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