Jon Snow was a good king

From black sheep to white wolf

Finally part of the family?

Is it Jon's luck or bad luck that Melisandre returns just as his body lies in the black fortress? In any case, her timing is as good as that of Sansa, who only meets him when he is brought back to life and with the execution of the leading traitors completes his final duty as lord commander. Both suspect that the other has had a long and hard journey behind them. Jon in particular switches directly to family mode.

And he learns that Sansa has not only grown physically in recent years, but has also grown from a beautiful teenage girl to a lady, a lady. He tries to work with her to drive the intruders from the family castle with the houses of the north and the wildlings. And has to learn that - although Sansa recognizes him as strong (an unmistakable sign of this: the wolf cloak) - the nobles of the north are a stubborn people.

After the Battle of the Bastards, which Jon wins mainly because of his sister Sansa (and her vitamin B for Petyr Baelish and the Knights of the Valley), the Starks have their home again. And he now has not only the recognition of Sansas as a full family member, but also that of the north. He gets this mainly thanks to Lyanna Mormont, who makes it clear to the much older lords that a new era has dawned. And she's not completely wrong when she said that Stark blood runs through Jon's veins.

Because Ned Stark was right when he said "You may not have my name, but you have my blood", only in a different way than Jon and the audience up to this point thought. Once again, the all-seeing Bran, who goes through his thoughts, is helpful here the past travels: Eddard Stark is not the father of Snow, but the uncle. Jon's mother is Lyanna Stark. When Rhaegar Targaryen stole her, it ended with the overthrow of his family from the Iron Throne. Only, as so often, Jon knows nothing about it .