Game Of Thrones has been known as an action-filled series that purposely kills interesting characters, thus, the thought of characters rising from the dead like the anticipated resurrection of Catelyn Stark as Lady Stoneheart makes the next season even more exciting.
However, actress Michelle Fairley who played the part of Stark already spilled one of the most frustrating spoilers (for book purists): Lady Stoneheart is dead and she’s never coming back. In Martin’s books, Lady Stoneheart, who appears in an epilogue at the last part of
Swords, is a vengeful character brought back to life after her death during the Red Wedding. After being revived by The Brotherhood Without Banners, she leads a band of outlaws against all Frey and Lannister forces who also killed her son Rob.
Unfortunately, fans didn’t see her at the end of the season four finale. Those who remain faithful to the book expect to catch her on the next season, but high hopes are now starting to crash down as Fairley told ,
“Yeah, the character’s dead. She’s dead,”
When asked about her view on this matter she said, “You respect the writers’ decision. I knew the arc, and that was it. They can’t stick to the books 100 percent. It’s impossible – they only have 10 hours per season. They have got to keep it dramatic and exciting, and extraneous stuff along the way gets lost in order to maintain the quality of a brilliant show.”
According to , cutting Stoneheart from the series leads to a storyline that is very much far from what the books present. In , the heroine Brienne is captured by Stoneheart and the Brotherhood. The zombified Catelyn is about to hang Brienne, but Maid of Tarths’ word halted the execution. Now that Lady Stonheart is out of the equation, what changes are they planning to fulfill?
The fifth season of “Game of Thrones” is set to air next year, which gives fans enough time to garner more theories and speculations regarding Lady Stoneheart, along with other plot twists.
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