Warning: Spoilers ahead for “Game of Thrones” season eight, episode one.
Three characters met at a never-before-seen castle on the eighth season premiere of “Game of Thrones” Sunday.
This castle was Last Hearth — the home to Lord Ned Umber. Things didn’t go well for little Lord Umber.
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The eighth season premiere of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” ended with back-to-back gut punches when Sam Tarly finally told Jon Snow about his Targaryen parentage, and then Jaime Lannister arrived to Winterfell only to see Bran Stark sitting in the courtyard waiting for him.
But before that, a horrifying scene played out with Beric Dondarrion, Tormund Giantsbane, and Edd Tollett all converging on a castle hall where they found little Lord Umber dead and pinned to a wall. As confirmed to INSIDER by a representative for HBO, this scene took place at a never-before-shown castle called Last Hearth, the holdfast belonging to House Umber.
We know that change of location may have thrown some people for a loop, so let’s walk through all the steps of how this group of people (and undead Ned Umber) came to be in that castle.
Who’s Lord Umber, and how did he get from Winterfell back to Last Hearth?
Little Ned Umber became Lord of Last Hearth after his father, Smalljon Umber, sided with Ramsay Bolton and was killed during the Battle of the Bastards on season six of “Game of Thrones.”
On the premiere on season seven, Jon had young Ned Umber and Alys Karstark swear their allegiance to House Stark once again, and allowed them to keep their families’ titles and lands. Later on the season, Jon pointed out that Last Hearth and Karhold (the castles of House Umber and Karstark) would be the first two …read more
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