Thursday, 1 March 2018

Game of Thrones Gossip #57 Jon Snow

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Now I'm looking at the main characters introduced in season three, what our season two characters were doing and looking at all the bests bits. Enjoy the season three posts!

Jon Snow is faced with his greatest challenge yet-he is on a mission to convince the wildlings to take him in, spy on them, escape and report back to the Night's Watch to prepare his brothers for the coming battle. Ygritte leads him into the camp where Jon gets an idea of their numbers and sees his first giant, while she stops kids from throwing things at him. 

As they enter the tent, the Lord of Bones tells a bearded man that Jon is Ned's son and that he killed the Halfhand, which attracts his attention. Jon kneels to the man and calls him 'Your Grace' thinking he is Mance, which amuses everyone. It is Tormund Giantsbane, one of Mance Rayder's most trusted people. Mance tells Jon not to kneel as no one is expected to do that beyond the Wall. He asks Jon why he wants to join them but doesn't believe that Jon merely wants to be free. Jon tells him about Mormont turning a blind eye to babies being given to the White Walkers and says he wants to fight for the living, which Mance accepts.

Jon is with the wildlings as they march south, getting his first look at what a warg is-how Orell uses the eyes of an eagle to scout ahead for them. Orell tells them that he saw the Fist of The First Men in the aftermath of the battle and that there were many dead crows. Jon is unsettled and fearful for all his brothers but tries not to show it. By the time they get there it is only dead horses that they find, laid out in a strange formation. Both Jon and Mance are well aware that the dead are now marching as wights.

Tormund, Orell, Jon and Ygritte are in a small group who are told to go over The Wall and attack as a diversion to the south while Mance sets up his army from the north. A large fire will be lit to tell Tormund when the southern attack is to begin. Jon is aware that his loyalty is being tested so he decides to answer Orell's questions about the patrols and manned castles honestly. The only lie he tells is that there are 1000 men guarding the Night's Watch and Tormund warns that despite liking him, if it turns out to be a lie, he'll kill him.

Ygritte seduces Jon and he breaks his vow. Away from the wildlings, he and Ygritte can just be together and Jon can forget about his dangerous mission. Ygritte wistfully declares that they could just stay in the cavern together forever and he agrees. She is smart enough to know that Jon has not abandoned his crow brothers so easily but she tells him that he has also made a committment to her and expects him to be loyal to her, wherever his allegiance lies. 

Climbing the Wall is a harrowing ordeal as during the climb, the ice cracks around Ygritte causing her to fall and pull Jon with it. Orell cuts the rope to send them to their doom but Jon has been able to get a grip and save them both, reaching the top of the Wall. A furious Jon confronts Orell who says that Ygritte understands that sometimes difficult decisions are taken and she is not complaining. When they come across an old man with horses, Jon tries to stop them killing him as a murder will cause more investigation from the Night's Watch than missing horses. Orell orders Jon to kill the innocent man but he can't and has to fight his way free when Tormund orders his death with help from Summer and Shaggydog, leaving a stunned Ygritte behind. She later catches up with him and Jon is happy to see her, admitting that he does love her but he must serve the Night's Watch. As he goes to leave she tearfully fires three arrows into him as he rides for Castle Black. 


  1. This post just made me miss Ygritte. Jon is cool and everything, but I like her more.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Ygritte was funny. I loved when Jon was trying to explain to her what fainting was!