is only two episodes into season 6 – but the show has already dropped quite the bombshell.
Warning: This story contains spoilers for Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones, “Home.”
At the end of Sunday’s episode, Jon Snow (
) opens his eyes with help from Melisandre (
Carice Van Houten
), who (apparently) has brought him back to life. Jon’s death in the season 5 finale has been
among the most debated plotlines
in the show’s history – with many fans doubting he would was really dead (or that he would stay that way).
The series is known for its shocking deaths, but to date only one character, Beric Dondarrion (Richard Dormer), has been known to be able to return from the dead. Jon’s apparent return from the dead is a major turning point for the show, which this season is venturing beyond what book author
George R.R. Martin
has published. In the most recent book, 2011’s
A Dance with Dragons
it was left up for interpretation if Jon was dead or alive after a mutiny by the Night’s Watch.
On Twitter, fans have been swift to react to Jon opening his eyes, with many fans expressing shock at how good Jon looks (even as a recently dead man) and others saying they suspected all along that he would return.
Check out some of the best reactions below:
What is dead may never die. #jonsnow #GameofThrones
— Jade Tolbert (@jadelizroper) May 2, 2016
Jon Snow looked excellent for one so recently dead. Uncanny.
— Jane McManus (@janesports) May 2, 2016
Jon Snow still looks better than all of us even when he’s dead.
— David Yi (@seoulcialite) May 2, 2016
when Jon Snow is back pic.twitter.com/QVSq9WDrCG
— Colin Campbell (@cmcampbell6) May 2, 2016
Tbh I would totally read the real-life workout routine of Jon Snow’s cold, dead corpse. He looked both skinny and ripped!
— mikehofman (@mikehofman) May 2, 2016
Kit Harrington definitely made more pretending to be dead for a hour than I will this year. #GameofThrones
— Kevin P. Sullivan (@KPSull) May 2, 2016
I almost fell off the couch!!! #GoTSeason6 #GameofThrones
— Lakisha Jackson (@LakishaJackson) May 2, 2016
Going to sleep tonight like…#GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/8XS02BdGRe
— Daenerys Targaryen (@Daenerys) May 2, 2016
This was my face during that entire episode. Hoo boy, lots to unpack here. #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/pmJaZHF2DN
— Dan Casey (@osteoferocious) May 2, 2016
It’s been 45 minutes and I’m still like #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/QZ0PBOaiRS
— Ellen (@Ellen_Kayla) May 2, 2016
there aren’t enough exclamation points for game of thrones tonight
— Alecsandra Velez (@alecsandravelez) May 2, 2016
For more from the episode,
check out what two of the key players in the scene
told PEOPLE about shooting it.
Game of Thrones
airs Sundays (9 p.m. ET) on HBO.