With the first two episodes of Game of Thrones season 8 down and most of the characters congregating at Winterfell for battle, many fans have been wondering where a certain red-haired witch is.

Melisandre (played by Carice van Houten) is yet to feature in the new season.

So where is she? And what does the show have lined up for the High Priestess this series?

Here’s everything you need to know about Melisandre’s return to Game of Thrones and what episode we can expect her in!

Screenshot: GameofThrones YouTube – Game of Thrones season 2

What happened to Melisandre?

Carice’s last appearance as the red-haired witch was back in season 7, episode 3.

After she had convinced Daenerys to meet with Jon Snow, she made a swift exit as her and the ‘King in the North’ didn’t part ways on the best of terms…

But upon her quick departure, she told Varys (Conleth Hill) she was headed to far-off Volantis but she would have to return to die in Westeros with the rest of the characters.

So it is guaranteed she will be back for the final showdown!

Screenshot: GameofThrones YouTube – Game of Thrones season 2

What episode will Melisandre return in season 8?

This has yet to be confirmed, but that hasn’t stopped us speculating!

The big battle at Winterfell will commence in the third episode and will probably continue into episode 4, as it took 55 hours to shoot!

So we would expect Melisandre to show up in the penultimate episode (Monday, May 13th) after the battle is over.

But fans of the HBO show have taken to Twitter hoping that she will show up in the next two episodes to save the rest of the characters from the White Walkers and their army of the dead.


What will happen with Melisandre in season 8?

This is still unclear as well, as the actors have been oh-so-secretive about what’s to happen this series.

Melisandre has played a pivotal role throughout Game of Thrones – Jon Snow’s resurrection, anyone? – so she is bound to be at the heart of the action in season 8.

Speaking to HuffPost about her final scene in the show, Carice said:

Every year I have no idea where my character ends up. I was surprised, in fact. In a good way.

Does this mean things could end happily for the Red Witch and the rest of the Game of Thrones clan?


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