Characters come and go on a regular basis in Game of Thrones, and never simply due to homicide or, nicely yeah, largely due to homicide. The present additionally often leaves sure characters out to sea for seasons at a time — look no additional than Gendry’s epic rowboat trip all over the world, or Bran and Hodor simply sitting on the bench for the whole lot of Season 5.
This typically leads followers to take a position after we’ll be seeing sure characters once more — if they don’t seem to be lifeless (or largely lifeless), then individuals constantly surprise after they may pop up once more. Gendry ultimately reappeared, and life even discovered a means for The Hound to return to the present — thank the Seven for that one. With the ultimate season of the sequence coming sooner than winter (which has already come), everyone seems to be now curious as to who the massive gamers will likely be. It’s not even a matter of who lives and who dies, it is also a matter of who will seem within the season in any respect.
**WARNING: There are spoilers for the ultimate season of Game of Thrones forward. If you need to go into the season colder than the Night King’s left leg, then soar in your dragon and fly out of this text sooner than Daenerys flew past the Wall in Season 7. All males should die, however not all individuals should learn spoilers.**
In a brand new interview with the Huffington Post, the present’s VFW supervisor, Joe Bauer, revealed one character that we will positively count on to see have a main comeback. It’s been lengthy overdue, as this character largely ghosted all of us throughout Season 7.
See what we did there? The character in query is none apart from Jon “Hot 4 Auntie” Snow’s loyal direwolf, Ghost. He’s one of many solely Stark “pets” nonetheless alive on the present — Sansa’s Lady did not make it previous the second episode, and Arya’s Nymeria vamoosed at the identical time. Though they briefly noticed one another final season, each Arya and Nymeria appeared to know that they each have modified. Grey Wind snuffed it when Robb did, having his head sewn into Robb’s headless corpse for good measure, and Summer perished just a few moments earlier than Hodor made his final stand. As for Shaggydog… nicely, we noticed his head return to Winterfell, at the least… Rickon himself did not final for much longer. If Theon Greyjoy had gotten a direwolf, we assure that it will be lifeless now too, and doubtless by Theon’s personal hand.
That leaves Ghost, the runt of the litter. The epic “Battle of the Bastards” VFX price range erased all hope of seeing him throughout the battle in Season 6, and in keeping with author Bryan Cogman, he was imagined to make an look in Season 7; a scene that was reduce truly confirmed Jon Snow petting his companion’s head, asking him to look at over Sansa whereas he went to go and get dragonglass (and oh, a lot extra) from Daenerys Stormborn. All we actually received was a obscure reference in Episode 5, the place Sansa says that it is unfair for Jon to count on the North to “sit and wait for him like Ghost.”
But fear now not, Ghost followers — the famed direwolf will certainly be again for the ultimate season. As Joe Bauer says, “Oh, you’ll see him again. He has a fair amount of screen time in Season 8. He does show up.”
Why aren’t the direwolves as integral to the tv sequence as they’re to the books? According to Bauer: “The direwolves are powerful since you don’t need to get them flawed, so we find yourself all the time taking pictures actual wolves and doing a scaling trick with them, however the actual wolves solely behave in sure methods.” Working with the real wolves is “a bit restricted,” he says, which is not onerous to fathom — they’re wolves, they usually’ll go to their trailers after they darn nicely really feel prefer it.
Bauer doesn’t handle whether or not Arya and Nymeria have actually parted methods eternally (come on, not doable, give us a military of untamed wolves, come on) however he’s very clear about Ghost: “Ghost does present up, and he does some… he’s very current and does some fairly cool issues in Season 8.”
There you may have it — Game of Thrones is not gonna bust this Ghost. Not till he does some “pretty cool things” first, anyway. The present will return for the ultimate countdown within the early half of 2019. May the previous Gods in addition to the brand new assist them in the event that they hurt Tyrion in any means.
(by way of Huffington Post)