Is The Hound Back on ‘Game of Thrones’? Here’s the Evidence
With all of the focus on whether or not Jon Snow (Kit Harington) will be back on Game of Thrones Season 6, we may have forgotten about another thought-dead character whom many readers of the A Song of Ice and Fire books insist is still alive: The Hound. But now we may have evidence he'll be back!
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Fansite Watchers on the Wall reports actor Rory McCann has been spotted in Belfast!
According to the WotW sources, not only is Rory in the Northern Irish city where Game of Thrones is currently filming, but he's also staying in a hotel frequented by the show’s actors during filming. While it could be a coincidence, this certainly seems like evidence he will be back. But how?
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A common theory based on the A Song of Ice and Fire books suggests that The Hound didn’t die after being left by Arya. Rather, he was nursed back to health by a character called Septon Meribald (who appears to be joining the show this season) and became a monk. Further theories go on to say he will take on his brother the Mountain during Cersei’s trial by combat, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. For now we’ll be happy just to see him alive!
The Hound isn't the only character that might be making a return to the show. Art Parkinson and Natalia Tena, better known as Rickon Stark and Osha, were also spotted and photographed hanging out together at a restaurant in Belfast. They were even alongside other Game of Thrones actors!
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The pair haven’t been seen since the Red Wedding episode of Season 3, and last we heard were headed to Last Hearth, home of the Umbers. Rumors suggest Greatjon Umber is being recast for the new season, so the show could drop by Last Hearth to check in on the youngest Stark. Maybe this will be the season the Boltons finally get some comeuppance? Let’s hope so.