We know that ‘all men must die’ (Valar morghulus, and all that), but what continues to surprise Game of Thrones fans are all the characters that simply refuse to follow this rule. Don’t get us wrong, we’d love to bring them all back, but surely some characters should stay dead, right?
The most recent figure who seems to have risen from the dead: the seductive camp-follower-turned-kitchen-servant, Shae, who met her demise in episode 10 of season four, at the jealous and vengeful hands of her lover, Tyrion. You probably remember the sequence: Tyrion went on a bit of a bender, ending Shae’s life with a chain around the neck before killing his father (whom Tyrion had just discovered had likewise been sleeping with Shae) with a crossbow bold to the gut.
The actress who played Shae, Sibil Kekilli, was spotted by the GOT fan site, Watchers on the Wall, on set in Peñíscola, Spain doing…well, something. It’s unclear whether she was there to work, or just happened to be passing through and thought she’d pop by for a chat and a Selfie, but where’s the fun in speculating the latter?
— DragonsandDirewolves (@Direwolf_Dragon) October 5, 2015
We’re already primed to believe that the show’s producers are willing to bring back some who have crossed over to the other side—let’s not forget the speculated return of Jon Snow—but it may be more likely, at least for this tertiary character, that she will appear in some sort of dream sequence or flashback. But, unless we get some more leaked images or information (fingers crossed), we’ll just have to wait until the new season to find out just how she’s being included, if at all.
Still, whatever form her appearance takes—flashback, dream sequence, or even if it’s just these few Twitter photos—we’re glad to see Shae again. Yes, she a little less than faithful to Tyrion, but in Westeros, there are worse kinds of betrayal.
Now how about bringing back Ned Stark?
The new season of Game of Thrones will return to HBO Canada in spring, 2016.