The Hound is back! The beloved character returned on the June 5 episode of ‘Game of Thrones,’ and his arc is just beginning. Executive producers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff reveal what’s going on in The Hound’s head and what lies ahead. Click to WATCH!
The Hound is alive, and Game of Thrones fans couldn’t be happier about it. He’s a changed man after his near-death experience, EPs David Benioff and D.B. Weiss say. But after what happened in the show’s final moments, will The Hound return to his old ways? Spoilers ahead!
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“I think suffering a near-death experiences probably changes anyone, and that has certainly changed Sandor Clegane,” David said in the show’s Inside the Episode. “He’s a more thoughtful person than he was when we last saw him. He’s probably more aware of his vulnerabilities. He knows how close he came to dying, and he’s really thinking about his past in a way that he never had before.”
The Hound was saved by Ray after his brutal fight with Brienne. Ray helped heal The Hound — physically and mentally. However, following the death of Ray and his entire community, The Hound is now being forced to return to the life he thought he had left behind.
“You can feel the very subtle effect that Ray and his community are having on The Hound,” D.B. revealed. “He’s starting to see that perhaps there’s a different way of living your life. The unfortunate, ugly reality is that the type of pacifism that Ray is preaching if often suicidal when you’re in the middle of the kind of world that they’re all in. There’s something sad about the fact that this person who tried desperately to walk away from who he was is being no real choice but to go full throttle back in the direction of what he really is — which is a killer.”
Honestly, the men that killed Ray and his people don’t deserve to go unpunished. The Hound should find them and kill them. The Hound is not meant for a quiet life. He’s a fighter inside and out.
If he crosses paths with Arya again along this new journey, we would totally be fine with that. Some of the show’s best scenes feature Arya and The Hound! Game of Thrones airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.
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