Last week's episode of Game of Thrones may have been one of the biggest episodes in the show's history, ending with a pivotal moment that fans are still talking about one week later. During last night's episode of Saturday Night Live, the sketch comedy series skewered this scene with a new skit, with host Brie Larson and several cast members playing beloved characters from the world of Westeros. If you still haven't seen last week's Game of Thrones, there will be massive SPOILERS below, so read on at your own risk.
For those of you who are caught up with the show, last week's episode "Home" finally featured the resurrection of Jon Snow (Kit Harington), who was killed in last year's Season 5 finale by Aliser Thorne (Owen Teale) and his treacherous followers in the Night's Watch. Many fans had speculated that Melisandre (Carice Van Houten) could use her magical powers to bring back Jon Snow, which is exactly what happened in last week's episode. This new sketch from the Saturday Night Live YouTube page, features Brie Larson and Cecily Strong as characters who essentially represent the audience, who want this resurrection to move along at a quicker pace.
The sketch also features Kate McKinnon as Melisandre, who pokes fun at the Season 6 premiere, where Melisandre's true form as an ancient woman was revealed, after she took off the mysterious necklace she's always seen wearing. Taran Killam also plays Liam Cunningham's Davos Seaworth alongside Beck Bennett and Bobby Moynihan playing characters who appear to be Dolorous Edd (Ben Crompton) and Tormund Giantsbane (Kristian Nairn), although they aren't specifically mentioned by name. Regardless, it's still quite humorous, taking the show to task for dragging out this resurrection.
Many fans assumed he would be coming back so the show could finally answer one of its biggest mysteries, the identity of Jon Snow's mother. One of the biggest fan theories about Snow's mother is known as "R+L=J," meaning Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark are actually his parents, which would give Snow a very strong claim to the Iron Throne. While Ned Stark had often referred to Jon as his bastard child, this theory claims Ned Stark's sister Lyanna actually gave birth to Jon Snow, and that Ned Stark is not actually Jon's father. While it remains to be seen if this mystery will be solved this season, last night's episode offered a hint that this theory may be valid.
Game of Thrones continues its sixth season tonight with "Oathbreaker", airing at 9 PM ET on HBO. The preview for this episode teased that some in Castle Black think that Jon Snow is a "god," for coming back to life. This sketch offers a bit of speculation about what Jon Snow will do next, with Pete Davidson's resurrected Snow revealing that he misses his family and he wants to see Bran (Isac Hempstead-Wright), who returned to the show this season after a year-long hiatus in Season 5. While we wait for tonight's Game of Thrones episode, take a look at this SNL sketch below.