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