SPOILER WARNING: Game of Thrones spoilers below!
So you’re saying Tormund still has a chance with Lady Brienne of Tarth?
Apparently, love is real and not fade away, because Kristofer Hivju, who plays Tormund Giantsbane, a ginger even more favored up North than Ed Sheerhan, was recently spotted showing up, presumably for work, alongside fellow Game of Thrones cast members in Belfast, the show’s home base.
Instagrammer @ketel_cat (via Buzzfeed) spotted Tormund walking beside his fellow wall walker and former Night’s Watch foe, Ben Crompton, aka Dolorous Edd. That’s the same location that many other principal cast members have already shown up to, as well, including Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
For those who watch the show, that’s obviously big news, seeing as the last time we saw Tormund, in the Season 7 finale, he was standing on top of The Wall next to Beric Donadarrion, when suddenly and savagely, Dany’s undead dragon, Viserion, blew enough blue flames on it to turn the edifice into rubble. All of which left Tormund’s fate very much in doubt (and Beric’s too, but it was probably time for him to finally die), and many of us wondering what might have been if Lady Brienne and Tormund had met during more peaceful times.
Perhaps they’ll still have a future together in Season 8, which is apparently ramping up for shooting now, gearing up for the show's final season. Or maybe Tormund will just be turned into a beautifully maned, blue-eyed wight? What do you think?