After 13 months of waiting, Game of Thrones is finally back. Casual viewers like myself probably missed a lot of important details during the first watch (there was just so much going on!). Luckily for you, we’re here to help you break it all down.
One particular moment that might have seemed like a lot of nothing was actually incredibly significant. It involved the development of a character who started off as a villain we all loved to hate.
During the season 7 premiere, we get to catch up with Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, who is still traveling north with the Brotherhood Without Banners. When we last saw them, Beric Dondarrion and Thoros had convinced The Hound to join them so they could fight a “great evil” in the north.
(Spoiler warnings ahead for the first episode of season 7):
The group seeks shelter at a farm that we’ve seen before (but most of us don’t remember). Right away, The Hound recognizes it and becomes visibly uncomfortable
This is actually a place we saw in season 4, episode three. During this episode, The Hound and Arya come across the same farm. There, they ask a father and his daughter for shelter.
It’s ringing bells now, isn’t it? The farmer was a good, pious man who believed the Gods would punish Walder Frey for betraying the Starks. He also offered The Hound some silver in exchange for some farm work.
The Hound agreed to the terms, but the next morning he beat the farmer and stole his silver. This was meant to be a teachable moment for Arya; The Hound knew the farmer and his daughter would be dead once the winter came.
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