Readers of A Song of Ice and Fire were up in arms after the Season 4 finale of Game of Thrones omitted the reveal of Lady Stoneheart, but there’s still a chance we could see her in Season 5.
Here are four key reasons why the show must include her.
Warning! This article contains spoilers from the A Song of Ice and Fire book series, click away now if you don’t want to know!
Red Wedding revenge. Even though the Red Wedding, perhaps the most traumatic event in TV history, occurred more than a full season ago, we still have yet to see any repercussions from it for those who perpetrated it. Roose Bolton and Walder Frey hold more power than ever, and that’s not OK. Stoneheart, who is the reanimated corpse of Cat Stark, seeks out anyone involved with the Freys, Boltons, or Lannisters and kills them, and that sounds like sweet, sweet revenge to us.
Beric Dondarrion. In the books, Cat’s body is revived by Beric, who gives away the last of his life force and finally dies in the process. The show has already shown Beric’s resurrection, so why include it if there’s no Lady Stoneheart? Beric’s resurrection is merely foreshadowing for Cat’s, so having his without Cat’s is pointless. Besides, it seems like a big deal to us to show the viewers that this guy can come back to life, and then never address it again.
Brienne and Jaime’s endgame. In the books, Brienne and Jaime are reunited when Brienne lies to Jaime so he’ll accompany her to Lady Stoneheart. This is where we last see the characters so far, so it’s very likely that one, if not both of them, meet their end at the hand of Stoneheart (or at each other’s hand if forced by Stoneheart). It seems natural to us that the woman who brought them together would lead to tearing them apart, and it would be a shame if the show ignored this.
Michelle Fairley is great. We miss Michelle Fairley. She’s a great actress, and we know she’d kill it in the role of Stoneheart. Stoneheart bears basically no resemblance to Cat, so it would be great to see Michelle rejoin the show in what is essentially an entirely new role. Plus, the makeup department could potentially make her look really, really scary.
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