Personal headcanon to explain away Rory’s clean-shaved-ness at the Emmy’s:
On the Quiet Isle, as part of his penance/shedding the ‘Hound’ persona, Sandor shaves his head and face…
IDK, man, it works for me. But they’ve started filming and there’s been no (published/papp’ed/talked about) sign of Rory at any of the filming locations, has there.
I kind of wondered if the show was making the Hound so VERY hairy and dirty because the “transformation” on the Quiet Isle (if indeed there is one), would be indicated visually by him being clean-shaven, and well…clean.