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Warning: "Game of Thrones" Season 6 spoilers ahead

Sunday's episode of "Game of Thrones" featured more than one character returning to the show after a long hiatus. Edmure Tully made a surprise comeback in episode 6 of the show, and is set to play a pivotal role in the battles to come.

Actor Tobias Menzies, who plays Edmure Tully, spoke to Entertainment Weekly about his return to "Thrones" and the nearly three-year absence from the show. He teased that his character will be used as a pawn in a large political fight.

When asked if he knew whether his character would return someday, Menzies said, "No, and I'm not sure they [producers] knew themselves. I think they've sort of found their way and chose what bits of the book they are doing."

The "Outlander" actor added, "They just got in contact a little bit before we shot to see whether I was available, whether they could fit me in. It was a question of fitting in amongst my other commitments. But I'm a big fan of the show and was keen to make it work if I could."

Menzies was also asked if he could share a few details about his role and storyline on Thrones. "He is still a prisoner of the Freys and then the Freys try and use him as bait to reclaim Riverrun, which is his ancestral home. And then Jamie Lannister gets involved. [Edmure] becomes a pawn in a large political fight. He ends up having to make a very difficult decision over whether to betray his family."