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Sadly, Gendry Probably Won't Be On "Game Of Thrones" Next Week

We're seeing him everywhere but ON THE ACTUAL SHOW.

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The Game of Thrones fandom is on edge at the best of times, but there's one topic that has got everyone especially twitchy: Gendry.

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For three whole seasons, ever since Ser Davos put the beautiful bastard on a boat headed for King's Landing, viewers have been asking where the hell he is.

But it's gotten to the point where people are jumping at the teeniest, tiniest hint of Gendry in hopes of seeing him again.

when the episode started with someone doing metal work, I thought it would be GENDRY! #thebrokenman #GameofThrones

Many thought the blacksmith in the opening shot of Episode 7 was going to be him, but it turned out to be a red herring thrown in before the big Hound reveal.

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Then the preview for Episode 8 came out, and there were so many Gendry sightings.

ok was that Gendry I saw in the preview for next weeks episode or am I just making it up??

Was that Gendry I just saw in that preview!? #GameofThrones

Except, unfortunately, that's not Gendry at all.

Tell me I'm not the only one who saw Gendry in the preview!#GameofThrones

That is definitely Podrick.

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In fact, it's Podrick almost certainly being strangled by Bronn.

A friendly strangling, of course. Podrick is in the Riverlands with Brienne, while Bronn is there with Jaime. It's one big happy family reunion all round.
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A friendly strangling, of course. Podrick is in the Riverlands with Brienne, while Bronn is there with Jaime. It's one big happy family reunion all round.

Which also means this guy in the boat is probably Podrick too.

THE BOAT IS ANOTHER RED HERRING, GUYS.
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THE BOAT IS ANOTHER RED HERRING, GUYS.

And, um, this guy? He's not Gendry either.

Yes, we all want him to be in Braavos and reunite with Arya – but that man in the crowd just plain isn't him.

That doesn't mean all hope is lost! He could still show up in Braavos – or, even likelier, with the Brotherhood Without Banners, who may or may not be who the Hound is fighting in the preview.

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(Although that specific man is also not Gendry.) (At least HE BETTER NOT BE.)

In the meantime, our watch continues.