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Will Lady Stoneheart Appear in 'Game of Thrones' Season 5?

Michelle Fairley reveals that she respects the decision made by the writers after many fans expected Lady Stoneheart to appear in the Season 4 finale.
When HBO's Game of Thrones wrapped up Season 4 earlier this month with "The Children", many fans were surprised that a prominent part of George R.R. Martin's novels was omitted from the series. There will be major spoilers for those who aren't caught up with the books, or if you haven't finished Season 3, so read on at your own risk.

In the epilogue of George R.R. Martin's book A Storm of Swords, Lady Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley), who died in Season 3's infamous "Red Wedding," was resurrected as a new character known as Lady Stoneheart. In the books, after Stark's corpse was thrown in the river, she was rescued by The Brotherhood Without Banners, after their leader Beric Dondarrion gave his life for hers. Stoneheart takes over the brotherhood and leads them on a quest for vengeance in the books.

During a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Michelle Fairley (who was also recently killed off on Fox's 24: Live Another Day), revealed that Lady Stark is in fact dead, while stating that she respects the writer's decision to kill her off.

"Yeah, the character's dead. She's dead. 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 brilliant show."


When asked if she was aware of the fans' furor over Lady Stoneheart's omission, the actress had this to say.

"I actually haven't seen any of that. I don't look that stuff up. I avoid it like the plague. I was totally unaware."


As Michelle Fairley said, Game of Thrones is only given 10 episodes per season, and there is only so much material from George R.R. Martin's books that can be crammed into one season. However, that doesn't mean Lady Stoneheart still can't come back at some point in Season 5 or Season 6, but we'll have to wait and see.

Are you upset that Lady Stoneheart didn't show up in the Season 4 finale? Do you think she should come back for Season 5? Chime in with your thoughts below.


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Comments (8)

  1. Brizzy

    Are the runners of this website f*cking retarded? WHY HAVEN'T YOU CHANGED THE TITLE AND PICTURE YET??

    1 month agoby @BrizzyFlag

  2. CaptainRumi

    The picture and the title IS spoiler. but no worries since HBO is ruining the ASOIAF so I bet they going to scrap Stoneheart's idea. Technically they should have introduced her at the very end of season 4, but no they didn't want to end the season with the very best cliffhanger ever. As a book reader I have waited only for that moment trough the whole season... ridiculous.

    1 month agoby @captainrumiFlag

  3. Brizzy

    @Tj-Jones Also, there are more people watching the show than there are that read the books, so this is NOT common knowledge.

    1 month agoby @BrizzyFlag

  4. Brizzy

    @Tj-Jones Are you f*cking retarded? The first paragraph means NOTHING, it's NOT the first thing we see, is it? The first thing we see is A F*CKING PICTURE OF CAITLYN STARK AND A TITLE THAT SAYS SHE "RETURNS".

    1 month agoby @BrizzyFlag

  5. LuckyJones

    @Blackout23@Brizzy Shut up and read! The first paragraph plainly states spoilers... The picture means nothing. It is a simple fact that Lady Stoneheart is Catelyn Stark. If you don't read the books, don't complain about "spoilers" that are common knowledge.

    1 month agoby @Tj-JonesFlag

  6. Djlarose

    Pretty sure she wont be coming back by the sounds of that interview. If she was, she would know by now with filming son close. They wouldn't risk her signing a contract to do work on something else and have her not be available

    1 month agoby @djlaroseFlag

  7. Blackout23

    Wtf! At least take the picture down!! Now I f*cking know who the hell lady stoneheart is.. Please take down the picture and put SPOILER ALERT in the main title

    1 month agoby @Blackout23Flag

  8. Brizzy

    WHY would you post a f*cking article like this, you god damned c*nts?
    Have you NO f*cking respect for people who wish for the series to be unspoiled? And don't give me that "THE BOOKS HAVE BEEN OUT FOR 10 YEARS", I DONT F*CKING CARE. I wanted to feel the chock and amazement that would surely affect me once these events came to pass in the show. But NOOOOOOO, you guys had to f*cking give me the biggest god damned spoiler in the history of television, didn't you?

    F*cking distasteful, arrogant prick. Brian Gallagher, you can go f*ck yourself.
    Atleast have a f*cking SPOILER ALERT..

    Also, IF these events were supposed to pass, they STILL CAN in the next season or whatever. But now it wont matter, will it?

    1 month agoby @BrizzyFlag

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