As nervous as we are for the final season of Game of Thrones, there is at least one bit of good news.
Amidst all the action which took place in season 7, fans were very sad not to see Jon Snow’s beloved direwolf, Ghost.
Let’s not forget that throughout the series Ghost has saved Sam’s life, defended Davos, and, of course, loyally protected Jon.
His absence in season 7 was due to practical reasons as the direwolves are created through CGI.
“The direwolves are tough because you don’t want to get them wrong, so we end up always shooting real wolves and doing a scaling trick with them, but the real wolves only behave in certain ways,” said VFX supervisor, Joe Bauer said. “I think that has something to do with why the direwolves are in the show but they’re not maybe as integral as they are in the books.”
But don’t worry, Ghost is back for the final season.
“Oh, you’ll see him again. He has a fair amount of screen time in Season 8,” Bauer told Huffington Post. “He does show up… he’s very present and does some pretty cool things in Season 8.”
Let’s hope he makes it out alive…