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Tom Wlaschiha reveals Game of Thrones showrunners had planned Jaqen H’ghar's return way back in season 2!



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As you guys know,Game of Thrones: The Touring Exhibition is currently going on, and Game of Thrones stars Ian Beattie (Meryn Trant) and Tom Wlaschiha (Jaqen H’ghar) have been showing up to promote it. Los Siete Reinos, popular Game of Thrones fan site talked to Tom, and he revealed that the showrunners planned on bringing his character back onto the show really early on. Read on!

Now, as we know, Jaqen was seen in Season 2, and after that, he came back in the fifth season. Apparently his return had been planned back at the end of Season 2 itself :

“[B]y the end of season two, in 2012, the producers told me that they might have a plan for me in the future, they had an idea to bring me back, but I was not sure. I did not know they would need me until the fifth season, when they called me.”


David and Dan really are geniuses. No wonder they’ve managed to nail the adaptation. Tom also seems to have an opinion on a popular fan theory :

“There are so many. I recently heard a really interesting one. If you change the order of the letters of Jaquen H’Gar, Rhaegar comes out. And people were beginning to try to justify that Jaquen was Rhaegar with photos, long hair, his grace. I’m always amazed by the theories that come to people.”

He also discussed how the show deviates from the books, and admitted to having read the first two books. He is waiting for George to finish the series to read the rest. He was asked if he thinks Braavos will play a part in the end of the show, and he said that he thinks that the focus will remain on the main storyline :

“I do not know. At the moment it does not seem that Braavos participates.”

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