Game of Thrones

Catelyn Stark

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The matriarch of the Stark family, Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) is not the type to sit at home, waiting for the men to return. A devoted mother and wife (well, widow), Cat works to reunite the remaining members of her family —
Robb Stark, Sansa Stark, Arya Stark, Bran Stark, and Rickon Stark — as the kingdom fragments in war.

Season 1 saw Cat on a mission: to seek vengeance for the attempted murder of her son, Bran. She comes to believe it was Tyrion Lannister (Wrong Lannister, Cat! It was really Jaime!), and takes him as her prisoner. Though Tyrion is eventually released, the action sends ripples across the kingdom. Tywin Lannister sends Jaime to attack Riverrun, the seat of House Tully and Cat’s childhood home. Robb’s armies fend off the attack and capture Jaime, but this doesn’t stop King Joffrey, Jaime’s nephew/son, from executing Ned Stark for treason in King’s Landing. Arya flees the city, but Sansa remains, engaged to Joffrey and forced to swear her allegiance to him. What a mess.

In Season 2, Catelyn acts as one of King Robb’s closest advisors, but is torn in her desire to rescue Arya and Sansa at any cost. She travels to King Renly Baratheon’s camp on Robb’s behalf to negotiate an alliance. While there, Renly is killed. Cat flees with Brienne of Tarth, who swears fealty to Cat. Upon their return to Robb’s camp, Cat releases Jaime and asks Brienne to bring him to King’s Landing to trade for her daughters. When Robb discovers what she has done, he issues orders to keep his mother under guard at all times.

In Season 3, Cat continued to travel with Robb’s army, still under guard. Her father, Hoster Tully, did, and they travel to Riverrun to attend the funeral, where we meet Cat’s younger brother, Edmure Tully and her uncle, Bryden “Blackfish” Tully. Despite their tension, Cat remained by Robb's side up until the Red Wedding, when they were both killed.

Catelyn Stark is introduced in Season 1, Episode 1: “Winter is Coming.” She was killed in Season 3, Episode 9: "The Rains of Castamere."

Memorable Quotes

— To Renly and Stannis: “Listen to yourselves. If you were sons of mine, I would knock your heads together and lock you in a bedchamber until you remembered that you were brothers.”

— “Bran and Rickon are captives in Winterfell. Sansa and Arya are captives in King's Landing. I have five children, and only one of them is free...Killing Jaime Lannister would not buy life to your children. But returning him to King's Landing may buy life for mine.”

— On not loving Jon Snow her husband’s bastard son: "And he lived. And I couldn't keep my promise. And everything that's happened since then, all this horror that's come to my family... it's all because I couldn't love a motherless child.”   

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