WARNING: This article is dark and full of Game of Thrones season 6 spoilers.
While extremely predictable, Jon Snow's resurrection in the second episode of Game of Thrones' sixth season was the start of a great arc for Kit Harington's fan-favourite character. Interestingly though, Harington - who was recently nominated for an Emmy for his performance - revealed that he was initially a little dissatisfied with the manner of Jon Snow's return:
"I knew I was coming back to life, but I didn’t know if I’d come back as a changed person, as a villain", he told The Wrap. "So I couldn’t pre-plan anything, which was hard. … And then I got the scripts, and actually, he comes back as himself, as the Jon that everyone knows. Which at first I found disappointing. But it’s more subtle than that. He has an insight into what lies beyond that very few people in his world do, and that no one in our world does—he knows that there’s no afterlife. Which does quietly drive who he is and what he wants to do".
Although a villainous Snow is definitely intriguing to ponder Game of Thrones needs all the good guys it can get right now, and Jon is at the top of that (short) list. On another note, Harington also joked that Snow's resurrection made him "feel like one of the safest people" on the show in season six, but that may not be the case when Game of Thrones returns next year:
"Maybe I shouldn’t say that. He could die next season, but I felt very safe this season. Because if I come back to life in Episode 2, it would be awful storytelling if you kill me in Episode 4. So I felt a bit cocky this season".
Don't even think about killing Jon Snow twice Game of Thrones. Don't. You. Dare.
Season 7 of Game of Thrones will debut in summer 2017.