Game of Thrones – A mystery return from the dead ????
In October 2015, we obtained some exclusive photos from the Game of Thrones filming area in Peniscola, Spain showing a former cast member being escorted onto the set by HBO security and subsequently speaking to the show's producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss. Spain seemed a long way for this person to go to simply catch up with friends, so I posted a picture to capture the moment showing Sibel Kekilli( Shae) arriving on set.
The pictures and accompanying text went around the world via https://twitter.com/Direwolf_Dragon, gaining international press coverage from the USA to New Zealand. Speculation was rife, everyone from MTV to the Daily Mirror had an opinion on what this appeareance could mean for the show and its main characters. Check out the links below to see some of our international press appearances...
We last saw Shae seemingly being murdered by ex-lover Tyrion in the final episode of Game of Thrones Season 4.....so did Shae survive? It certainly didnt look like that based on her last appearance !
Was this new appearance supposed to represent a doppleganger or twin, the use of some blood magic or perhaps something simpler like a hunger induced halucination.
We dont have long to find out now, as the corresponding director on set at the time is scheduled to be in charge for Episodes 7-8, suggesting that if we do see Shae back on screen it will be during this time period. If I was a betting man, I would suggest this has something to do with Kinvara, the new Red Priestess, or at the very least one of her followers, perhaps manipulating or haunting Tyrion.
Update from 28th June:
OK, so Shae didnt actually show up-on screen. She was seen in costume on set so either the show producers Weiss and Benioff were messing with us or she had a scene which was cut from the final edit due to time constraints.
Links to some of the publications which the story appeared in are listed below: