Multiple characters make major returns and Jon Snow makes his case to the Houses of the North.

This week’s “Game of Thrones” opened with the appearance of Ian McShane, but before we could learn exactly who he’s playing, a familiar face popped up alongside him: Sandor “The Hound” Clegane.

That would make McShane the Elder Brother, the leader of that community.

It is a drawing of a flower, the sigil of House Tyrell.

Jon meets with the head of House Glover, but he will hear none of Jon’s talk of fighting against the Boltons.

Lord Glover is still bitter over Robb losing the war, and declares House Stark dead. Also Read: ‘Game of Thrones’ 101: Robert’s Rebellion and Fall of the Mad King.

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