Did This Long-Dead Character Pop Up In This Weekend’s Episode Of ‘Game Of Thrones’?

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I want to say right off the bat that this theory is stupid and I do not buy into it for a second. People have been hyping up the introduction of Lady Stonehart ever since Catelyn Stark got her throat cut back in season 3, however, with just nine episodes left, there’s no shot the writers introduce such a major, game-changing character this late in the game.

But that said, Game Of Thrones is one of my favorite topics to write about, so f*ck it, right? Besides, it’s fun to imagine.

For the uninitiated (shout out Bane), Lady Stoneheart is essentially a zombie version of Catelyn Stark who creeps around raising hell for her enemies. From what my book-reading friends have told me, she’s an awesome character. So awesome, in fact, that creator George RR Martin said one of the show’s biggest mistakes was not including her:

“I think one of the biggest ones would probably be when they made the decision not to bring Catelyn Stark back as Lady Stoneheart,” Martin said. “That was probably the first major diversion of the show from the books and, you know, I argued against that, and [David Benioff and Dan Weiss] made that decision.”

However, despite the Double D’s seemingly unwillingness to add Lady Stoneheart to the show, it hasn’t kept fans from speculating none-the-less.

During this weekend’s episode when Arya and Brienne are fighting, fans claim that you can see a shadowy-like Lady Stoneheart-esque figure creeping in the background:

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I’ll let Reddit further explain:

If you watch the sparring scene in [season seven episode four, “The Spoils of War”] between Arya and Brienne, when Arya asks, “Didn’t you vow to serve both my MOTHER’s daughters?” – at the word MOTHER you can see a woman in a long green dress w/ long auburn wavy hair with her head down walking past the background gate, resembling Cat. If it’s unintentional, it’s awesome. If not, more awesome. Catelyn cheking on Brienne keeping her vows.

Just a little bit of a stretch, don’t you think? Either way, I think fans would gladly welcome the addition of a resurrected Catelyn Stark, no matter how late in the game it may be.

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