'SNL' Mocks the Painfully Slow Jon Snow Twist on 'Game of Thrones'
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After making us endure nearly a year of speculation, so many teases, and almost two entire episodes of the new season in that damn room at Castle Black, HBO finally -- FINALLY! -- revealed the fate of Jon Snow on Game of Thrones last Sunday. The wait was so painfully long that Saturday Night Live dedicated a whole sketch to making fun of the ridiculously drawn out storyline. And, well, it's on point.
As seen in the video above, the sketch opens with Sir Davos and other Jon Snow loyalists gathering around his body, proclaiming with certainty how very dead the betrayed Lord Commander appears to be. "Dead, for sure," Sir Davos says. "He is super dead. On a scale of one to 10, he is like a 10 of dead." But this doesn't sit well will two onlookers in the room (played by host Brie Larson and Cecily Strong), who loudly vocalize exactly what everyone was thinking through all of the long, boring scenes of Snow frustratingly not coming back to life yet.
"Oh my god, this is so slow," they say. "Just bring him back to life already. We all know it's gonna happen -- just do it!" After all, we only get about 10 hours of Game of Thrones every year and two have basically been spent admiring Snow's dead body, they explain. They have a point.
Luckily, Melisandre arrives to attempt the resurrection process, and to hilariously remind everyone of her "thousand-year-old puss." But even Melisandre is aware of how laboriously long the scene is, saying, "I’m sure they’re cutting away to King’s Landing while I’m doing all this boring stuff." When the onlookers correct her, informing her that the arduous process is actually playing out in real time and eating up precious minutes of the episode, she sort of speeds things up a bit. Although you probably know what ends up happening at this point, the sketch ends with collective groans. Watch if for yourself.
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