Maisie Williams Confirms Return of ‘Game of Thrones’ Character

Alex Pompliano
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Quick, name a living Stark character from Game of Thronesbastards not included. Name another one. Another one. Did you say: Sansa, Arya, and Bran? Thought so.

There’s still one you’ve missed. But it’s okay, I don’t think anyone recalls Rickon Stark. *Gasp* Yup, that’s right — the youngest Stark child who we haven’t seen since the end of season three. You forgot about him, didn't you? Here’s a gif to jog your dusty memory:


According to Maisie Williams (Arya), Rickon is set to return some time in the sixth (and current) season. She revealed this bit of news during a BBC Radio 1 interview on Thursday morning when a caller asked if Rickon will be making a comeback this season.

"Yes, maybe," she said, obviously worried that HBO execs were going to burst in and cut off her tongue. Later, she gave more of a confident response: "Yes, we will indeed. Oh no, I'm literally going to get off the air and someone's going to email me!"





To jog your memory a little more, the last time we saw Rickon in the series was specifically n season three episode nine. Rickon was with Bran, Hordor, and the rest of the crew when his older brother ordered him away.

"You and Osha and Shaggydog head for the Last Hearth," Bran said. "The Umbers are our bannermen. They'll protect you."

And we haven’t seen him since. Maybe we’ll catch a glimpse of the youngling on Sunday night’s episode.


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