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SNL says what we're all thinking about Game of Thrones and Jon Snow's death

Alex Abad-Santos is a senior correspondent who explains what society obsesses over, from Marvel and movies to fitness and skin care. He came to Vox in 2014. Prior to that, he worked at the Atlantic.

Game of Thrones is one of the most frustrating shows on television.

It's not a bad show or lacking in quality. In fact, it's the opposite. There are moments so completely riveting that you just wish the series would just focus on those elements (why not more dragons?). Instead, it swirls around to other stories (for the love of all that is holy, please stop taking us back to Dorne), making the plot feel like it's moving at a glacial pace.

There is no better example of this than the death of Jon Snow. After one looming cliffhanger, the show finally answered whether he would stay dead or be resurrected in the second episode of this season. It just took nearly a year to find out.

Saturday Night Live decided to call out this bullshit to say what we're all thinking. The show spoofed the scene, with guest Brie Larson and Cecily Strong playing two impatient villagers willing to call out this farce.

"Let’s wake him up and pop him on a horse and go fight someone or something," Strong says.

"We only get 10 hours a year, people, and we spent two in this room," Larson.

She's right.

Kate McKinnon's Melisandre shows up, and eventually — again, she's not in a rush — resurrects Snow. But there's one final joke that crystallizes this infuriating show.

"I miss my family. Take me to Bran. I want to see what Bran’s up to," he says.

Summer is coming!