The hostage crisis, ultimately, could put Jon on a road that leads straight down to King's Landing, and the Iron Throne. If Game of Thrones is the story of Jon Snow learning of his true past and claiming what is rightfully his, as many (myself included) believe, then he'll have to kick the winter threads at some point. Slicing Ramsay's head off is step one. What takes him all the way?
Well, let's see what Bran finds in that tower first.
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Matt Patches is Thrillist’s Entertainment Editor. He previously wrote for Grantland, Esquire.com, Vulture, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Guardian. He wants Jon Snow to light himself on fire, Human Torch style, when he eventually battles the White Walkers -- fire and ice, baby! Find him on Twitter @misterpatches.