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Why Game Of Thrones Fans Are Excited To See Howland Reed Show Up In Season 8

Updated 14 Jun 2019 167.2k views14 items

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Season 7 of Game of Thrones is over, but fans still hope to glimpse Howland Reed on the HBO show. Fans who have read the books still eagerly anticipate the first non-flashback appearance of the Lord of Greywater Watch, while more casual viewers are probably wondering, “Who is Howland Reed?” Either way, even experts on GoT universe don't know much about this character. For this reason, he's the subject of several Reed fan theories as one mysterious characters in the world of Westeros.

Howland Reed is the head of House Reed, a northern family sworn to the Starks. He was once one of Ned Stark’s closest friends and allies. He has not been publicly seen since the end of Robert’s Rebellion, but his influence has been felt in A Song of Ice and Fire, thanks to the appearance of his two children, Meera and Jojen. Still, many fans believe the senior Reed has a further role to play in the story, and they’ll be howlin’ for Howland until he shows up. Read on to learn about Reed family history and how the patriarch may yet influence Westeros.

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