The hard thing for me with this season – and I wrote to the writers about it early on – is that I wanted the audience to know he’s been missing her. In the books he thinks about her constantly. It’s there, written down, that he’s thinking about Ygritte. In this he doesn’t mention her once until the very beginning of this episode. The real challenge for me this season was showing the audience that he loves her without saying anything or talking about it. Which is kind of impossible, showing the audience the inner-workings of your head. So I had to find moments of that happening and I hope I did.