If you've haven't seen Game of Thrones, stop. Don't come any closer. We have spoilers, and we're not afraid to use them. But for those who have seen Game of Thrones and are desperate for news, read on.
You've been warned ...
As you know, Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark (Sean Bean) died in the last episode, "Baelor." Even though his daughter Sansa convincingly pleaded for his life and Queen Cersei seemed willing enough to strip him of his title and let him "take the black" as soldier on The Wall, it was not to be. King Joffrey suddenly proclaimed, "They have the soft hearts of women," and Ned's head rolled.
But according to TV Guide, this isn't the last we've seen of Lord Stark. Ned will make an appearance in the finale.
TV Guide writes, "[I]n the finale, two of his children will see him in a way you'd probably expect of television; a third, though, will have a shocking run-in with dear old Dad."
TV Guide's description of the last episode of season one, "Fire and Blood," says that young Bran and younger Rickon Stark will "have a shared vision," which suggests that Ned will say his fatherly farewells as a ghost.
As for the third who will have a run-in, out of his three children, Bran, Arya or Sansa, it seems that Sansa is the one who is most in need of a good shock.
We're looking forward to seeing Ned's last hurrah ... just as long as he doesn't come back as a white walker.