“Game of Thrones” fans will no longer be ghosted.
On Sunday, during the second episode of Season 8, Ghost, the direwolf of Jon Snow (Kit Harington), finally made his return.
It’s been a long time coming. The direwolf didn’t appear in Season 7, and he was scarcely in Season 6, though he showed up when Jon Snow came back to life. He was also cut entirely from one of the most memorable episodes of the series, “Battle of the Bastards.”
Fans took notice after the direwolf was again absent in the Season 8 premiere, and the memes began to pour in.
Prior to the season, “Game of Thrones” visual effects supervisor Joe Bauer told HuffPost that “Ghost does show up, and... he’s very present and does some pretty cool things in Season 8.”
On Sunday, that promise came true.
As Jon Snow, Samwell Tarly (John Bradley) and Dolorous Edd (Ben Crompton) stood on the walls of Winterfell, reminiscing about their fallen brothers of the Night’s Watch and awaiting the arrival of the army of the dead, Ghost finally appeared in the background.
He didn’t do a lot. In fact, he kind of just stood there, chillin’. But that was enough. The fandom has been waiting for this longer than we’ve been waiting for winter to arrive, and people could not keep their cool.
GHOST IS BACK!...