A Missing Character On 'Game of Thrones' Just Made A Dramatic Return

by Ani Bundel

This post contains spoilers from "Game Of Thrones" Season 7, Episode 1. 

Last season on Game of Thrones, it seemed like the show was bringing back characters at every turn. Hey look, there's Rickon! Hey look here, it's Walder Frey! Hey look over yonder, there's the Hound -- wait, wasn't he dead? (Don't ask, it's a long story.)

But there are still a few characters who were missing in action at the end of Season 6, and who we need to return before Season 8 rolls to a close, lest we find ourselves forever wondering about dangling plot threads.

The production seems to know what the fans need, and got busy in this first episode making sure that, despite the rumors, at least one character is safe and sound in Westeros, if not exactly where we were hoping to find him.

Many fans speculated over the off-season that Jorah the Explorah, having been dismissed by Dany to go find himself a cure covered by Westeros' version of Lannister-Care, would in fact head to strange corners of Essos to find himself a potion. There were discussions of unicorns on Planetos (actually on the Isle of Skagos) and if a potion made of the alicorn might do the trick.

Lots of fans theorized Jorah might go back across the Red Waste to Qarth and find Quiathe, the tattoo artist from Season 2, who was painting wards on a sailor about to travel through the Doom of Valyria.


There were a few who thought he would go to Westeros, but those who ascribed to the theory had him heading home to Bear Island, where he could be browbeaten and ordered about by his niece Lyanna, because face it, we all want to see that one.

But instead, Jorah turned up during the Game Of Thrones Season 7 premiere in the last place anyone expected. And now it's up to Samwell Tarly to help him find a cure and send him back to Dany before Season 8 rolls around.


Game of Thrones airs at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday nights on HBO.