Each episode of Game of Thrones contains a minimum of a gazillion blood-spurting deaths, so we fans tend to get a little hardened by them all. BUT, when one of the SPOILER ALERT dire wolves dies, holy hell, it cuts to the quick, and last night was no different. It seems that Shaggydog was beheaded by Lord Umber in last nights episode. I say “it seems” because many GoT sites are abuzz with talk about this being an elaborate ruse to befriend Bolton in a scheme to take back Winterfell. Unfortunately, this is probably not the case, but it is an understandable conclusion, given that anger and denial are the 1st stages of grief. RIP Shaggydog!