It was the pet that was promised.
In the “Round of Positions of royalty” arrangement finale, after we spent numerous seasons sitting tight for it to occur, Jon Snow (Unit Harington) at long last pet his critical wolf, Ghost.
And the world cheered. Cry lelujah!
It’s been quite a while coming.
Before Season 8, Phantom hadn’t showed up in the show since the early scenes of Season 6. At that point, when he showed up in the last season, Jon Snow basically overlooked him: He didn’t generally recognize Phantom in Scene 2; in Scene 3, he sent his critical wolf out to battle on the bleeding edges against the military of the dead; and in Scene 4, rather than petting Apparition (who lost an ear in the fight), he just gave him a look before heading down south, perhaps forever.
Episode 4 executive David Nutter revealed to HuffPost that Jon just gave Phantom a look in light of the fact that the desperate wolves are CG creations.
“We felt it best to keep it as basic as could reasonably be expected,” said Nutter. “What’s more, I imagine that it played out considerably more intensely that way.”
The web wasn’t having it. Jon ghosting Phantom ended up one of the greatest discussions of Season 8. What’s more, dang it, they weren’t going to represent it.
Now, all is directly on the planet. Jon at long last petted the Apparition, Hides of His Name, Goodest of Good Boys.
And our pet watch has ended.