If you saw hope in Jon Snow's dying eyes, or if you subscribe to the many other theories about why the "Game of Thrones" hero can't possibly be dead, then you might want to take a seat on the nearest Iron Throne… because here comes Arya Stark to stab the crap out of your hopes and dreams, like so many knives to the guts.
The great Maisie Williams has broken her silence about the big season five cliffhanger, and her thoughts on whether or not we'll see Kit Harington's Lord Commander Snow return to the show next year. She tells People that despite everyone's hopes to the contrary, Jon is truly dead.
"We saw him get stabbed a lot in the chest," she says. "I think it's pretty clear."
In case you missed it, here's Jon Snow getting stabbed a lot in the chest:
"People are really hurt by it, but that's what this show does," she adds. "If you haven't figured that out by now, then I can't help you!"
While Maisie admits that "there's hope" that Jon's alive, she also says "there's no hope, ever," when it comes to "Game of Thrones." So, THAT'S GREAT.
But it's also probably a lie. As your resident "Jon Snow Is Totally Coming Back To Life" spirit guide, allow me to remind you that it's in Maisie's best interest to tow the company line, and the company line is a resounding "Jon Snow Is Totally Dead, Y'All." It behooves her to stay on message, especially with San Diego Comic-Con happening this week, where she and the other "Thrones" cast and crew will be bombarded with all of the Jon Snow questions.
(Incidentally, the show's main writers and Harington himself won't be at Comic-Con this year, so read into that what you will.)
In other words, Maisie and the rest of the "Game of Thrones" team have no reason to say anything other than that old refrain: Jon is dead. It might be true, but it doesn't mean he's not coming back — and when he does, we're all gonna be like this:
So don't let Arya get you down. Señor Snow will return. It. Is. Known.