Rory McCann (the Hound) and Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei) recently appeared at German Comic Con 2015, sat on the Game of Thrones panel, and answered questions put forth by the audience. Nathalie talked about the bravery of the stunt people who filmed the Harpies vs Drogon scene from The Dance of Dragons. Rory has been off the show for a while, having been left for dead by Arya at the end of Season 4, but he made up for lost time by showing up with a harmonica and performing a bluesy song dedicated to himself.
Surprisingly, the audience did not ask any questions about what would be coming up in Season 6 (I’m guessing they were instructed not to). Instead, it was a lot of “who is your favorite character” (Emmanuel, loyal to a fault, says Dany) and “what character do you hate most” (both of them say Joffrey is the worst character, but that Jack Gleeson is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.)
But the most interesting turn is how many times McCann goes out of his way to loudly declare that The Hound is dead. Who is his favorite character? Well, it would be The Hound, but he’s dead! Who should survive to the end? Well it should be The Hound, but he’s been killed off! The show should bring him back! Especially in light of certain rumors, sightings, and reports from sources that McCann may not be as gone from the show as you might think, it’s very interesting how many times McCann finds a way to all but say “DID I MENTION THE HOUND IS DEAD?”
Methinks the gentleman doth protest too much.