Ser Pounce (portrayed by a cat), the friskiest character in all of the Seven Kingdoms, made his debut on HBO's Game of Thrones in the fourth episode ("Oathkeeper") of Season 4, but hasn't been seen since. Where the heck has Ser Pounce been all of this time?
"Good question. Ser Pounce must be lying about somewhere," Dean-Charles Chapman, the young actor who portrays King Tommen Baratheon, told THR. "He's a bit of a diva. (Laughs.) He's probably drinking some cocktails somewhere, laying out in the sun."
Ser Pounce makes his introduction when Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer) snuck into Tommen's chamber in the middle of the night. As Margaery worked her charms on Tommen, Ser Pounce jumped up on Tommen’s bed. Tommen told Margaery about how the late King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) didn’t like Ser Pounce. Joffrey had threatened to skin the cat and mix Poune's innards into Tommen’s food so that Tommen wouldn't realize he was eating his pet cat. Margaery said that was cruel of Joffrey and that she believes Tommen is much gentler.
That is quite different from how Ser Pounce arrived in A Song of Ice and Fire. In A Feast for Crows, Maragery actually gave Ser Pounce to Tommen, along with two other cats (Boots and Lady Whiskers, who have yet to make their debut). Ser Pounce’s appearance was different as well, as all three of the cats Maragery gave to Tommen have black hair.
Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards,” airs Sunday, June 19 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.