Jon Snow's dire wolf Ghost appears in 'Game of Thrones' season 8 and fans are livid that he was ignored
We last saw him faithfully staying by Jon's dead body in the sixth season after he was shot, protecting his human as he lay cold - and ever since then, fans have been eagerly waiting to see him again
The fandom's beloved dire wolf Ghost made an appearance in this week's episode of 'Game of Thrones'. Yes, if you look closely at the scene where Sam Tarly and Jon are talking about Jon's lineage and the truth bomb he's supposed to drop on Danny, Ghost is in the background, as white as ever looking on beyond the wall. We last saw him faithfully staying by Jon's dead body in the sixth season after he was shot, protecting his human as he lay cold - and ever since then, fans have been eagerly waiting to see him again.
But, this episode seems to have done a little injustice as far as he is concerned. Why you ask? Because Ghost didn't receive a pet, not even a single second of acknowledgment or even enough screentime and for a character that is just as loved as Jon Snow, maybe more, it is definitely grave injustice.
"How you gonna just casually insert ghost into the corner of a scene like that?" wrote a fan on Twitter enraged while another said, "We FINALLY see Ghost after 2 seasons and he's just standing in the background like a statue THE DISRESPECT."
Ghost does look like just another prop in the background and if you must remember, this is the boy that followed his master Jon Snow and the rest of the Night's Watch as they ventured deep into Wildling territory in their Great Ranging in season 2 and then saved everyone's life by beating the Thenn warrior in season 4.
Another Twitter fan said, "This is the first time we’ve seen ghost in years and there’s no cute reunion im livid" while a fourth one added, "So .. we just gonna ignore Ghost standing there? Like it hasn’t been a minute since we’ve seen mans"
But, this is 'Game of Thrones' after all and nothing is without significance. Maybe he's back to rip some white walkers to help Jon one last time? Stay tuned.