We know the HBO adaptation of Game of Thrones has become increasingly disconnected from the books, but we can always depend on simple story beats from showrunners David and Dan that seem to have been clearly outlined ahead of time (Hodor’s “hold the door reveal, etc). In one of the final episodes of season 7, we see Melisandre telling Varys she’s going to Volantis, before returning to “die in Westeros” along with him. Volantis, as it’s described in the books, holds The Fiery Hand, an army of one thousand warriors, no more, no less (ever), that are tasked with protecting the Lord of Light’s temples.
After Melisandre (Carice van Houten) was seen talking to Lord Varys (Conleth Hill) in “Game of Thrones” Season 7, fans hadn’t seen a glimpse of her anymore. However, she can be expected to return in “Game of Thrones” Season 8 as she told the eunuch that she will die in that country.
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Melisandre departed the main plot of Game of Thrones after she finally got Jon and Dany to meet on Dragonstone. Before leaving Dragonstone, she revealed to Varys that she was going to Volantis, but that she would return one more time, as she was destined to die in Westeros. According to a pretty creative theory concocted by a Game of Thrones fan on Reddit, Melisandre won’t be alone when she returns in Season 8. She’ll bring an army with her that is straight out of the pages of the fifth book in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire saga, called A Dance with Dragons.
In the photo below, a scene from Game Of Thrones season 7.
Although the television show’s executive producers David Benioff and D. B. Weiss are yet to introduce the Fiery Hand and the Volantis to their viewers, the two have been mentioned a couple of times in the series.
Below is an image from Game Of Thrones.
Here is more from twitter on this story.
— Zesty TV News (@zesty_tv) September 13, 2017
How do you think Arya and Melisandre will meet again?
— Yappe (@Yappe80) September 1, 2017
GOT ponderings: season 8 will have some back story on melisandre and varys?
— Nicole Freeman (@nlfreeman888) September 17, 2017
Apparently Arya and Melisandre will meet again. I wonder if Arya kills her
— Sisona CR (@sisonacr) September 17, 2017
Unfortunately, we have a while to wait before we see Melisandre in action again, with or without the Fiery Hand. It hasn’t even been confirmed if we’ll get Season 8 of Game of Thrones in 2018. Hopefully we’ll find out approximately when we can expect the next batch of episodes sooner rather than later. If you need a fix of the Game of Thrones cast in the meantime, check out our breakdown of where the stars can be seen next during hiatus, and don’t forget to take a look at our fall TV premiere guide.