When almost everyone assembled during the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale at the Dragonpit, the first two people on opposite sides to speak were the Clegane brothers. For a tense moment, it almost looked like the highly-anticipated Cleganebowl might actually happen. Alas, it did not, but Sandor Clegane, aka the Hound, didn’t shy away from the possibility of a fight. In fact, the Hound totally hyped Cleganebowl, basically promising that he would one day come for his brother and fulfill our wildest dreams of huge warriors duking it out.
After Cersei and her entourage took their seats at the Dragonpit, the Hound walked over to greet the Mountain, and he offered his brother some choice words:
“Remember me? Yeah, you do. You’re even fuckin’ uglier than I am now. What did they do to you? … Doesn’t matter. That’s not how it ends for you, brother. You know who’s coming for you. You’ve always known.”
Take a look at their tense meeting right here:
Sandor and Gregor Clegane have hated each other since they were children, especially after Gregor pushed his little brother’s face into the fire, scarring him for life.
The Hound has his personal reasons for wanting to fight his brother, but with the two of them on opposite sides of the war among the living, Cleganebowl could happen in more practical ways, at some point, during Game of Thrones’ final season. It might not be the one-on-one gladiator brawl in the style of a trial by combat that fans want, but when the Hound says, “You know who’s coming for you,” he almost certainly means that he is coming for the Mountain.
So it would seem that Cleganebowl will likely happen sometime during Game of Thrones’ final season, and it’ll be a battle for the ages.
Game of Thrones Season 8 will supposedly air sometime in 2019, but nothing has been confirmed.