Rickon Stark’s Return To Game Of Thrones Might Have Just Sealed His Fate
Where is Rickon Stark? It’s a question Game of Thrones fans have been asking since Season 3, when Rickon, Osha, and Shaggydog got the hell out of Dodge. As it turns out, we won’t have to wait long to catch up with the youngest Stark, who was last seen headed for House Umber of the Last Hearth.
In fact, Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams let it slip during a revealing interview on BBC Radio 1 that Rickon will return in Season 6. (Oops.) When a fan asked Williams point-blank about whether we’ll see Rickon pop up this year, she hesitantly answered, “Ye…es. Yes? Maybe?… Yes, we will indeed.”
And that was the last time anyone saw Maisie Williams. (Just kidding… maybe.)
When Williams realized that she probably gave away too much classified info, she said, “Oh no, I’m literally going to get off the air and someone’s going to email me.” She even joked that this might end up pushing showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to kill off Arya — to which we say, THAT IS NOT A FUNNY JOKE.
Unfortunately for Rickon, his return lends a whole lot of credibility to the theory that Rickon is the “gift” that will be presented to Ramsay Bolton in Season 6, Episode, “Oathbreaker.” House Umber holds fealty to House Stark of Winterfell, which is why Osha took Rickon to Last Hearth, but will all of the craziness in the north lately—and with Ramsay currently trying to monopolize the entire region—we wouldn’t be surprised if House Umber delivered the youngest Stark to Ramsay in the hopes of striking a deal.
After all, the title of this episode is called “Oathbreaker.” With the Starks seemingly decimated, why would the Umbers uphold their loyalty? And if Rickon really is Ramsay’s “gift,” then what happened to Shaggydog?!
Of course this show couldn’t go too long before doing something terrible to a Stark.