It could be hard to keep track of all of the characters on Game of Thrones (there are just so many old white guys with beards), but fans have definitely noticed when a couple of them have gone straight-up missing. According to Mashable, Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on the show, accidentally spilled the beans about the return of a character who hasn't been on the show since season three.
If you recall, there were six Stark children; Robb (dead), Jon (dead and brought back to life), Sansa (running away from her second abusive husband), Arya (blind), Bran (paralyzed, but finally went through puberty), and Rickon. You remember little Rickon, right? He was last seen in the episode "The Rains of Castamere" back in 2013, when Osha, Shaggydog, and him decided to head toward Last Hearth. The trio hasn't been seen since.
In an interview with Nick Grimshaw for BBC Radio 1 on Thursday Morning, Williams confirmed that fans could expect to see Rickon back on the show in an upcoming episode. According to Mashable, this is how it all went down:
"Ye-es," she replied tentatively when a caller asked whether or not we'll be hearing from Rickon this season. "Yes. Maybe."
Shortly after, Williams gave a more definitive response: "Yes, we will indeed... Oh no, I'm literally going to get off the air and someone's going to email me!"
Since we last saw him, it would seem that little Rickon has certainly grown up a little bit. By the time he comes back to Thrones, you may not even recognize him.
It will be awesome to have Rickon back on the show, but where the hell is Gendry? He has been rowing that little boat toward Dragonstone since the season three finale!