After a summer lasting almost ten years, the words of House Stark have finally become reality once again: winter is here.
Daenerys Targaryen has finally set sail for Westeros with her armies and dragons. Jon Snow is now King in the North after surviving the Battle of the Bastards. And in King’s Landing, Cersei Lannister has seized control by incinerating the High Sparrow and her arch enemies. But as old alliances fracture and new ones emerge, an army of dead men marches on the Wall, threatening to cause major havoc.
Fans of the show have seen Cersei’s “pixie looking boy toy” as part of the cast for both Season 1 and Season 2, but Lancel Lannister vanished for the following two seasons only to reemerge as a “punk rock religious fanatic.” When he came back he was a character you might not have recognized at first, The Ringer suggested.
Then there was the demise of Sandor Clegane in Season 4, or at least that’s what viewers were led to believe. But Clegane, who was left for dead, popped up last season in the Riverlands. There was Bran who was missing from Season 5 and Myrcella Baratheon who was nowhere to be found for two seasons.
Beric Dondarrion and Thoros of Myr were also off screen for two seasons, but back again last season. Bran re-emerged after going through one heck of a growth spurt and the two seasons Myrcella Baratheon spent in Dorne off camera was over when the lens picked him back up when Jaime and Bronn went to Dorne.
Who do you think will be back this season?
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