The most upsetting part about last night’s Game of Thrones wasn’t the Tower of Joy reveal (or lack there of), or watching Arya get hit in the face with a stick over and over again — it was Smalljon Umber presenting Ramsay Bolton and Harald Karstark with Shaggydog’s head. Also, Rickon Stark and Osha being held hostage, but mostly Shaggydog. It’s hard out there for a direwolf.
Ghost: Nearly died along with Jon Snow
Grey Wind: Killed at the Red Wedding
Lady: Killed by Ned Stark under Robert Baratheon’s orders
Nymeria: Running around somewhere in the Riverlands
Summer: Stuck in a tree with Bran
Shaggydog: Killed by Smalljon Umber
Or did he? Some Game of Thrones fans are in complete denial.
It was a fake Shaggydog. The Umbers even mention they are the farthest North and the most likely to actually have access to other direwolves. So they found a dead one (or killed one) and this is all a giant ruse to fuck Ramsay. Shaggydog lives!!! (Via)
That last truther might actually be onto something. Not about Shaggydog — the poor direwolf is for sure dead — but about how the Umbers presenting Rickon to Ramsey could be part of a larger plan. We’ll explain how in today’s recap. Until then, let’s watch a montage of Shaggydog’s greatest moments.
Gone too soon.