A Long-Lost Game of Thrones Character May Be Coming Back for Season 7

Thursday, 20 October 2016 - 3:31PM
Game of Thrones
Thursday, 20 October 2016 - 3:31PM
A Long-Lost Game of Thrones Character May Be Coming Back for Season 7
After the whole "Jon Snow is dead! Jon Snow is back!" hysteria (comparable only to the mouth-foaming insanity about who Negan killed last season on TWD), we prime-time TV fans are a jaded lot. Not much can surprise us...except for the return of a certain boat-rowing bastard in the new season of Game of Thrones. That's right, Gendry is (most likely) back!

According to the Spanish-speaking fan site Los Siete Reinos, filming has already begun for Season 7 of Game of Thrones and the actors portraying Tyrion Lannister, Davos Seaworth, and (suprise!) Gendry have been spotted by the Spanish seashore, which will apparently serve as the setting of Dragonstone.


Gendry, if you need a refresher, is the bastard son of Robert Baratheon who grew up as a blacksmith in King's Landing. After being recruited as part of the Night's Watch, he met up with a disguised Arya and said some pretty badass stuff to stop a few bullies. After travelling north on the Kingsroad, Gendry was targeted by the Gold Cloaks, who were looking for Robert's bastard children, but evaded them with Arya's help. Nevertheless, the Gendry was found out and tortured until he was captured/rescued by The Brothers Without Banners, which Gendry wanted to join. Then Season 3 rolled around and the Brotherhood betrayed him to Melisandre for two bags of gold. It's when they're crossing over the Blackwater to the keep that Melisandre reveals to Gendry who he really is.

What happens next is one of Game of Thrones' signature steamy seductions, but it ends with Gendry getting his blood stolen, not sex (for once). He's then thrown into a cell under the castle, where he stays until Davos rescues him and sets him in a rowboat to get the hell out of King's Landing. And that's the last anyone saw of Gendry.


In later seasons we see the House of Baratheon slowly dwindle to Stannis and Shireen, then to nothing after their deaths. After Tommen dies in Season 6, even the pretenders are dead. Which sets the stage for the triumphant return of the last of Robert's line: Gendry! All those jokes about rowing a boat for four years are coming full circle! Right?

If you're looking for the right Twitter account to follow regarding Gendry's role on the show, we recommend @BastardGendry, which acknowledges that, for all we know, he has been rowboating around the world. 

Game of Thrones will return Summer 2017.
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