Ohhhh, Gendry. He’s had a pretty rough life on Game of Thrones thus far—although, much better off than Theon, Jon Snow, Sansa Stark…OK, so maybe he just had to row a boat for a little too long on his own.
We first met Gendry (played by Joe Dempsie) in season one. He’s the *supposed* bastard of Robert Baratheon and escapes Cersei’s massacre of Robert’s other bastard children at King’s Landing before making his way north to join the Night’s Watch. He never makes it there though, and is instead traded to Tywin Lannister, then to the Brotherhood without Banners, and then to Stannis Baratheon (where he was seduced and then covered in leeches for a weird blood sacrifice ritual, under the orders of Melisandre).
He then escapes his uncle (or so we think…) Stannis, who wants him killed under the direction of Melisandre, in a rowboat with the help of Ser Davos, and rows back to King’s Landing to work at his blacksmith shop once again. Ser Davos seeks him out, though, and recruits him to join Jon Snow’s company to visit Daenerys at Dragonstone. He does, and ends up going North of the Wall on Jon’s mission to bring back a wight. He’s one of the lucky ones to make it back and is likely going to end up working at Winterfell to forge weapons to fight the Army of the Dead in the final season.
But here’s the question: Is he really a Baratheon? If so, it would make Gendry the last living descendent of House Baratheon, officially or unofficially (since all of Cersei and Robert’s “children”—which were Jaime’s children born from incest anyway—are dead). Stannis is dead, Renly is dead, his father Robert is dead. Even Shireen, Stannis’s daughter, is dead (R.I.P., and we can’t say that enough…).