We've been so busy turning stones in the hopes of finding an alive and well (or even resurrected and not so well -- hey, we're not picky) Jon Snow in the mix for "Game of Thrones" Season 6 that we almost forgot that there's another is-he-dead-or-is-he-alive favorite whose fate is still unknown.
Yep, that'd be Sandor Clegane a.k.a. The Hound, who was left for dead by Arya Stark the last time we saw him -- even though he was woefully injured and begging for her to cross him off her list for good -- and, as any good student of television knows, almost dead, left for dead, presumed dead and any other way you wanna swing it just ain't the same as dead. Especially in this show.
And guess what? Just like Kit Harington before him, actor Rory McCann, who portrayed the embittered-slayer-turned-Arya-henchman, has now been spotted near the Belfast location where cameras are rolling on the new season.
As detailed by Cinema Blend, McCann was reportedly spied by watchful eyes at a hotel that HBO tends to use around there, and while he wasn't in full Hound gear (or, as would be more telling, make-up), the fact that he's haunting this particular site at this particular time definitely-maybe gives us a clue about his future on the show. Eep!
If The Hound is to make a comeback, as this news suggests, it's exciting for many reasons, not the least of which is the fact that his brother Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane is sorta back in the picture too. Could we finally get that Hound-Mountain re-match we've been waiting for since Robert Baratheon was still around to "stop this madness?"
Oh, and let's not forget Arya's still got some major foes to take down before it's all said and done and she's dealing with a sudden case of blindness (and waterlog, if these set pics are any indication), so she could probably use a friend right about now.