“Game of Thrones” episode 8 “No One” has shown us the consequences of ‘The Broken Man” as an ax-wielding Hound those responsible for the slaughter of Brother Ray’s commune. After dispatching four members of the Brotherhood without Banners, he once again crosses paths with Beric and Thoros of Myr.
Still wielding his ax, he finds them preparing Lem Lemoncloak and two others for the unsanctioned attack on the villagers. They ask him what is his business with them and he tells them that he wants them for the same reason.
They tell The Hound he can have 2 of the 3 prisoners as compensation for his loss but when he prepares to strike one of them with his ax, Thoros stops him. Beric tells him that death is punishment enough prompting Sandor to kick the barrels supporting the prisoner and hanging him.
Lem Lemoncloak begs him for mercy telling he’ll give him anything but fell on deaf ears as Sandor Clegane kicks the barrel supporting him. As Lem twitches at the end of the rope, he takes his boots for himself.
He later shares a meal with them where they tell him about the coming war with the White Walkers. Beric invites him to join the Brotherhood without Banners saying that he was born a fighter after Sandor reminds him of the time he hacked him in half back in “Game of Thrones” season 3.
Sandor refuses and he proceeds to take a piss but Beric reminds him of the last time he ran away from a battle and how bad it turned out for him. That as The Hound, he has done some very bad things but he also tells him that by joining the fight against the Walkers he will outdo all wrong he has done in the past.
Should Sandor Clegane join the Brotherhood without Banners and head north, this will definitely put considerable distance between him and King’s Landing which means CleganeBowl is will be highly unlikely. As much as we would love to see the Clegane brothers slug it out to the death, seeing The Hound manning The Wall would be quite a sight.
That is if Jon Snow and the Night’s Watch survive the ‘Battle of the Bastards’ come “Game of Thrones” episode 9.