Yeah, I know I have to. But I can’t.
Yes, yes, it’s my solemnly-sworn duty here at WiCnet, but I…
There’s no PROOF.
Just like the books, we did not actually physically watch the Hound breathe his last breath.
If he’s gone, I’ll do an actual curtain call when the SHOW ends. But no sooner. So consider this his pre-curtain call.
But hell, we have to do something. So let’s raise a toast to the man, the performer, the force of fucking nature that is Rory MacCann. This is a dude who marches to the beat of his own drummer; the man lived by himself in a tent in Iceland for an extended period of time, and probably just for the hell of it. It’s no great shock that he gets on so well with Maisie Williams; they’re both just so beautifully odd.
… Man, I can’t say any more. He was–IS–the Hound. Rory took a role that could have been one-beat and two-dimensional and he made Sandor freaking real.
So give the man some love, and if we don’t see him back at some point, well…
Oh, and if you want to follow Rory in the offseason, he’ll be co-starring in Slow West with Michael Fassbender, and will be appearing on the television show Banished, starring David Wenham.
(The Hound and Faramir. I’d see that.)
(Okay, the Hound and Magneto. I’d really see that.)
Thanks for being awesome, Rory! You’re beloved!
We better see you here again.