Game of Thrones Season 4 finale is one of the best episodes so far. But, despite all excitement, many fans are still not satisfied with it. They’re looking for Lady Stoneheart’s appearance.
Lady Stonehard has reanimated the corpse of Lady Catelyn Stark. Catelyn had her throat slit at the Red Wedding. After that, her body was thrown into a river. Three days later, Lord Beric Dondarrion resurrected her body. And our Lady Catelyn Stark turned into a vengeful zombie like this one…
Fans saw Lord Beric Dondarrion in Season 3. He was involved in a trial by combat with Sandor Clegane. Sandor already gave Beric deadly blow, but eventually, he was resurrected by Thoros using the Lord of Light’s power.
Cately’s body is described as owning flesh like curdled milk. It’s because she has been marinated in a river for three days before her resurrection. Unfortunately, she will only speak if she holds her hand to her throat. She covers the wound that’s remained there. After that, she uses Lady Stoneheart name.
Before “The Children” aired, fans were sure that Lady Stoneheart would appear in that episode. It’s because, in the books, she first appears in the epilog of A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin. And Game of Thrones Season four followed the latter half of A Storm of Swords. Not only that, but Lena Headey’s image on her Instagram also indicated Lady Stoneheart appearance. She posted a heart made of stones with the caption, “My stone heart.” Moreover, SFX magazine’s special fantasy issue also gave an indication that Lady Stoneheart may appear.
It cannot be resisted that the appearance of Lady Stoneheart seems to add another atmosphere to the medieval side of the Westeros-set story. But some fans were disappointed after “The Children” aired. It’s because she didn’t show up. Even if Lady Stoneheart appears in season five of Game of Thrones online, but the result will not be the same if she appeared in season four. “The Children” could be better if Lady Stoneheart appeared on that episode. Fans on the internet posted many disappointments.
Despite all disappointments, some fans think that it’s fine to not returning Catelyn Stark’s Lady Stoneheart into the screen. They want other fans to remember Catelyn Stark figure as who she is. It’s not about her Lady Stoneheart who can kill people. And it’s also not about Cately’s Lady Stonehart who is dangerous. Moreover, some fans think that her resurrection will ruin the effect of one of George R. R. Martin’s most powerful moment, Red Wedding. Instead of focusing on Lady Stoneheart figure, fans can see the increasing story of Brienne. And Gwendoline Christie has portrayed the character of Brienne well. That’s why Brienne also deserves a more satisfying fate.
Regarding Lady Stoneheart’s appearance, the director of the episode finale, Alex Graves, has his answer.
According to Graves, David Benioff, and Dan Weiss meet the challenge when it comes to adapt the books into a focused television experience. He also admits that it’s very complicated and hard, and both David Benioff and Dan Weiss already do a brilliant job.
However, Alex Graves continues, bringing back Michelle Fairley is a different story. If she becomes a zombie for a little while and just killing people; Graves questions about how it plays into the whole story that they (the showrunners) are going to like. It will not eventually end up as a part of what was going to happen in season four. And there are many things happen in season four.
Alex Graves still doesn’t have any idea whether Lady Stoneheart may appear in next season or not. The showrunners will not tell him, and they’re good at being secretive.