After seeing episode 9 of season 6 I really was wondering where Ghost, the direwolf was.

It would seem logical that he would be around I think but I believe I haven't seen him

Since Jon resurrected

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    He probably went sailing with Gendry...
    – Aegon
    Commented Jun 20, 2016 at 7:52
  • Probably left out because they work with real dogs and the battle of the bastards was a huge scene with a lot of people and horses. Having to work with a dog to create some epic scene in this battle would have taken a lot more work and it already took them 25 days to shoot that battle alone.
    – Vahx
    Commented Jun 20, 2016 at 8:40
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    CGI costs money.
    – BCdotWEB
    Commented Jun 20, 2016 at 9:42
  • It seems like the producers are keen to kill off the wolves, and not show them often, so it feels like they are thinking they are not worth the trouble.
    – TLP
    Commented Jun 20, 2016 at 14:23
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    @Aegon how big is that boat? Gendry, Ghost, Nymeria, and the Sand Snakes all rowing together. Haha.
    – kuhl
    Commented Jun 21, 2016 at 15:47

2 Answers 2


Out-of-universe explanation:

It is too expensive to shot scenes with direwolves. HBO is having problems with money. It's the main reason why there was no Ghost in that battle

This was confirmed by Miguel Sapochnik, director of the episode:

"[Ghost] was in there in spades originally, but it's also an incredibly time consuming and expensive character to bring to life," the episode's director Miguel Sapochnik told Business Insider on Monday. "Ultimately we had to choose between Wun-Wun and the direwolf, so the dog bit the dust."

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    +1 beat me to it. Just saw the article on LadBible and got the link to business insider from there. Came here in a hurry "Oh oh oh I got the answer" and there it was haha.
    – Aegon
    Commented Jun 23, 2016 at 17:46
  • How is HBO having problems with money? I pay them like $15 per month just to watch this show.
    – Andrew
    Commented Jun 27, 2016 at 4:24
  • @Andrew you can ask a question about it! But I'm not sure if that question would be on-topic. And it could be opinion-based
    – Schullz
    Commented Jun 27, 2016 at 9:05

He was left at the Watch Tower with Jon's BFF to watch over them. Jon, Sansa & Davos were embarking on a journey to recruit men, so he had to stay behind.

  • Who's Jon's BFF? Mel?
    – Möoz
    Commented Jun 21, 2016 at 5:47
  • Edd, presumably. His name isn't mentioned very often in the show. This sounds plausible actually, I don't remember seeing Ghost being released from the kennels. Commented Jun 21, 2016 at 10:44

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