While Game of Thrones season 6 saw the return of many long lost characters, one notable name that did not make the cut last season was Arya Stark’s friend Gendry (played by Joe Dempsie). He was last seen in season 3 when Ser Davos helped him escape Dragonstone on a boat. Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss recently appeared on a UFC Unfiltered podcast and were asked about Gendry’s whereabouts. Though they didn’t give the answer we wanted, the duo did joke about his long absence from the show. Here’s what they said:
Dan: “He’s still rowing.”
David: “Yes, he’s still rowing. It’s a long, a very long—”
Dan: “He’s coming up on Florida.”
David: “He’s getting in great shape. Think of the shape he’s in after rowing for four seasons.”
Now that Arya is back in Westeros, there’s hope that she might meet her old friend again in season 7. George R.R. Martin has also confirmed Arya and Gendry’s reunion in his forthcoming books. You can read about it here.