A little over a month ago, we predicted that The Hound would show up alive in season six.
The beloved character – last seen close to death following a battle with Gwendoline Christie's Brienne of Tarth – was solidified as a fan favourite following his scenes with Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) in the HBO series' fourth season.
It was Arya who refused to kill The Hound – real name Sandor Clegane – despite his pleading her to do so.
Maybe there was a maester behind that rock after all.
Or perhaps Rory McCann was just having a holiday and we should all chill the hell out.
We'll find out when Game of Thrones' sixth season returns in April 2016.