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It's hard to believe, but HBO's wildly popular fantasy drama Game of Thrones will soon come to an end. The long running and award winning fantasy drama has two short seasons left before the tale of Westeros is finally concluded, making anticipation and excitement for this summer's season even higher than normal. With Game now far surpassed George R.R. Martin's novels, it seems like anything could happen, including dead characters returning for more appearances. This seems to be the case with the villainous Walder Frey, and the way he'll be brought back sounds fantastic.
Harry Potter alum David Bradley has played Walder Frey in all of his Game of Thrones appearances. While Frey met a gruesome fate at the hands of Arya Stark in Season 6's finale, it appears that he'll be returning in some capacity for Season 7. Watchers on the Wall have pointed out that Bradley's online resume lists Season 7 of Game on his credits, meaning we'll see the actor when the show returns for the summer.
This isn't to say that Walder Frey has somehow survived having his throat slashed by Arya in the finale. The youngest Stark girl leaves no prisoners, especially ones who killed her brother and mother. But the Lord of The Twins' face might be present, as Arya has learned the ways of the Faceless Men and can change her appearance at will. Perhaps Arya will be posing as Walder Frey in order to truly bring the family to the ground.
Arya posing as Walder Frey could make for some really exciting plot twists for the Starks. Season 6 saw the Starks finally gaining some power back, with Jon and Sansa defeating the Boltons and taking Winterfell. Arya no doubt would have heard of this victory, and may choose to play Walder Frey for a while in order to assist her family from afar. Alternatively, she may simply use his face in order to escape The Twins unharmed. If this is the case, she better take her ass up to Winterfell ASAP so we can get more Stark reunion goodness.
With Walder Frey returning in some capacity for Season 7, one has to wonder if other dead characters could eventually reappear on Game of Thrones. Specifically, Catelyn Stark aka Lady Stoneheart. While Catelyn died back at the Red Wedding, her role in the novels didn't die with her. Instead, she was resurrected from the dead as Lady Stoneheart, a cold, cruel (and undead) leader of the Brotherhood Without Banners. She leads her troops around the countryside killing any Frey and Lannister troops they can find- for revenge of her family at the Red Wedding. This character has been highly anticipated for the TV series, but is still absent. Could this change in the final two seasons? Fingers crossed.
Game of Thrones will return to HBO this summer.