Christina Pellegrini
May 15, 2016 5:12 pm
HBO

[Warning: This post contains some spoilers through Season 6, episode 3 of Game of Thrones.]

It’s a golden time for Game of Thrones fans: Jon Snow is alive once again, and Bran and Rickon are once again getting screen time. YES! And if this one GoT fan theory is correct, there might be another character coming back from the dead: the Hound.

No, it’s not too good to be true: According to the theory of The Cleganebowl, brothers Gregor Clegane — the Mountain, aka Cersei’s devoted zombie protector — and the Hound, Sandor Clegane, will fight to decide Cersei’s fate by the faith militant in an epic trial by combat.

Let’s recall: In true Game of Thrones style, no one has actually seen The Hound die, despite his many wounds at the hands of Brienne, so it’s very possible that he could come back. A big yay moment, if you’ve been missing that character and his road-tripping banter with Arya.

Two clues in last week’s episode served as tips that the Hound might still be alive: One, Arya mentions that she didn’t actually want Sandor to die, so she didn’t spear him with her sword and, two, the Lannisters bring up the topic of a trial by combat.

Cinemablend points out that Season 6 seems to be on a role when it comes to finally giving people some closure, so we’ve certainly got our fingers crossed that this insane battle scene will play out. If Jon Snow can come back from the dead, anything seems possible.

Will the Mountain and the Hound finally work out their brotherly disputes? We’ll have to keep watching to find out.

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