Fans are still hoping for the return of this long-lost character on 'Game of Thrones'

Warning: There are spoilers ahead if you’re not caught up with Sunday’s “Game of Thrones.”

Sunday’s episode of “Game of Thrones” reunited viewers with several characters we haven’t seen in a while. There was the return of Bronn (Jerome Flynn) and Blackfish Tully (Clive Russell). Fans also were treated to a big reveal — Sandor Cleagane, better known as the Hound, made his return to the series Sunday evening.

He was left to die in season four after going to battle with Brienne of Tarth.

With so many character returns on the show, it wasn’t enough for many fans on Sunday who were hoping we may get to see one other long-lost fan favourite.

We’re talking about Gendry, the last known living bastard son of King Robert Baratheon, who has a better claim to the throne than Tommen. 

Many fans were hoping the opening sequence wasn’t teasing the Hound, but perhaps Gendry.


There are even those hoping that, with Arya injured, maybe he’ll pop up in Braavos to save her. (This isn’t really likely if Gendry was last seen heading for King’s Landing, but the fandom can hope.)

The last time we saw Gendry was during the show’s season three finale in June 2013. The character was seen getting in a row boat per Davos Seaworth and was rowing his way to King’s Landing.

Since then, no one has seen or heard from Gendry since. 

It’s become something of a running joke for fans online to suggest Gendry is still out there just rowing along. Even actor Joe Dempsie, who played Gendry on the show, has gotten in on the joke.

It’s not clear if we’ll see Gendry any time soon, or ever again, on “Game of Thrones,” but with so many other characters resurfacing on the series, fans can keep the hope alive.

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