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** Following article contains spoilers for Game of Thrones season 6 episode 6 – Blood of my Blood **

red weddingLast episode of Game of Thrones was the episode of character returns. After Benjen Stark and Walder Frey made their comebacks, we saw another long lost character show up in the episode – Red Wedding groom and survivor – Edmure Tully (Tobias Menzies). EW recently had a chat with Menzies and he revealed that it was also a surprise for him when he got the call from producers:

“No [producers didn’t tell me I will return], and I’m not sure they knew themselves. I think they’ve sort of found their way and chose what bits of the book they are doing. They just got in contact a little bit before we shot to see whether I was available, whether they could fit me in. It was a question of fitting in amongst my other commitments. But I’m a big fan of the show and was keen to make it work if I could… There had been a couple of seasons and so I didn’t really have a huge expectation that I would come back. It was very, a nice surprise.”

So what was Edmure doing for the past two and half years? Menzies thinks that it is less than that, maybe about an year or so:

“I mean they wouldn’t be drawn on the sort of time scheme. It’s possible that it has not been as long as that. It might have only been like a year or something. It’s unclear how much time has elapsed.”

The 42 year old English actor also teased his role in the upcoming episodes:

“He is still a prisoner of the Freys and then the Freys try and use him as bait to reclaim Riverrun, which is his ancestral home. And then Jamie Lannister gets involved. [Edmure] becomes a pawn in a large political fight. He ends up having to make a very difficult decision over whether to betray his family.”

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