Warning: The following article contains minor spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7.
On this season of Game of Thrones, we’ve started to see the more humane side of Sandor Clegane (A.K.A. The Hound). If you recall the first episode of the season, in which he encountered two unrecognizable corpses at a farmhouse, his unusual display of sympathy seemed out of character. Later that night, he even gave the corpses a proper burial. Though the reason behind his sudden emergence of emotion is his guilt from mistreating the farmer and his daughter three seasons ago, viewers no longer regard him as a heartless savage.
Rory McCann as The Hound in the Game of Thrones Season 7 premiere. via Mashable
Since last Sunday, fans have been swooning over the unexpected (albeit humorous) friendship between The Hound and Tormund Giantsbane. As Jon Snow’s squad marched beyond the Wall, these two exchanged such witty banter that fans felt the pair of them should receive their own spin-off.
The conversation begins with Tormund inquiring about Clegane’s burn scars and then to the former’s romantic interest in Brienne of Tarth.
— PitBull (@PitBullSM7) August 16, 2017
Though Clegane appears acrimonious and less than intrigued, viewers were eager to see more scenes of them.
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— Melanie Dione (@beauty_jackson) August 21, 2017
If this whole episode could just be Tormund and The Hound throwing shade at each other, I wouldn’t even be mad pic.twitter.com/3U81uwXq7D
— Jakob Kolness (@JakobKolness) August 21, 2017
When the Hound pulled up Tormund when he was being dragged down
— Diana ? (@Diana__29) August 21, 2017
— Ashley Carson (@Ashley_N_Carson) August 21, 2017
— Roth Cornet (@RothCornet) August 21, 2017
I want the ending of Game Of Thrones to be The Hound giving a banterous & expletive filled best man speech at Tormund and Brienne’s wedding
— Jack Appleby (@JackAppleby1) August 21, 2017
— filmaroni (@filmaroni) August 21, 2017
Someone even suggested a possible trio by adding Ser Davos.
— Kait Solomon (@KTSolomon) August 21, 2017
In a behind-the-scenes interview, Kristofer Hivju, who plays Tormund, spoke about how Tormund was eager to impress The Hound beyond the Wall.
“He’s a huge guy, he’s mean and he’s crazy. You know, Tormund loves mean and crazy guys! The Hound is a very difficult guy to be friends with, he’s not a talkative guy, but Tormund is!”
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