The battle for Winterfell, known as the ‘Battle of the Bastards’ will go down as one of the greatest episodes in Game of Thrones history. Not only did it deliver on a technical level, with marvelous filmmaking, it also paid off multiple stories, and saw the northern people with their rightful, just rulers back where they should be — behind the walls of Winterfell. But one major question has dominated message boards, Twitter, and comment sections — where is Jon Snow’s direwolf ghost?
Davos Seaworth actor Liam Cunningham explained to Tech Insider that leaving the Ghost behind was premeditated by Jon. A strategic move.
“Obviously a big battle like that is no place for a direwolf,” he said. “They’re not gonna last very long — I mean look at what happened to Wun Wun, the last of the giants.”
Okay, that makes sense, and the penultimate episode ran long and was packed full of major moments, but it would’ve been nice to see even a short little scene between Jon and his wolf where he tells Ghost to hang back, and he’s got this one. A “stay boy,” with Ghost watching Jon head out to battle just would’ve been cool, and needed, if the comments and confusion over his absence mean anything.
At least we have this explanation, though. Ghost is fine, thank god. Poor, Ghost. After losing Shaggydog we gotta make sure you stay safe. Look at your cute little self.
We’re glad you made it boy. You’re a good boy.