It’s been rumored for a while, but we’ve finally gotten confirmation that a certain character, long absent character who has not appeared on Game of Thrones in many years, will be re-appearing in season seven.
Spanish Thrones site Los Siete Reinos reports new scenes being shot on what appears to be the shore of Dragonstone—Stannis’ former seat of power—that feature Tyrion Lannister, Davos Seaworth (further hinting at the recent rumors of a Stark-Targaryen alliance), and none other that Gendry, the bastard child of Robert Baratheon last seen in the show’s third season.
Yes, Gendry has finally stopped rowing! And somehow managed to end up right back where he set sail from. Can it be canonized that Gendry’s just spent the past four years slowly paddling his way around King’s Landing and Dragonstone in one really, really big circle?
Fans have wondered what the hell Gendry’s been doing ever since he sailed off into the distance (please say he’s become a globetrotting pirate/adventurer, please), but his return to Dragonstone raises a whole bunch of new questions. Why is he back in the place he actively fled from? Now that Stannis is gone, what could Tyrion and Davos—and by that extent Jon Snow and Daenerys—want with a Baratheon bastard? Is he a crucial part of their alliance? What does Gendry bring to the table, aside from excellent boating skills, that the Mother of Dragons and King in the North needs?
We’ll have to wait until next year to find out.