If “Game of Thrones” fans were waiting for Lord Beric to raise Catelyn Stark the dead in Season 5 then boy are they going to be disappointed. According to reports, the upcoming season of the critically acclaimed HBO series will be completely Lady Stoneheart-less. Yep, you heard right. The only resurrecting Michelle Fairley will be doing in the future is on the hit ABC series, “Resurrection” – how ironic?
Fairley will be portraying the role of Margaret Langston, the tough-as-nails mother of Henry and Fred, when Season 2 returns for its fall premiere on Sunday, September 28. TV Guide reported that when Margaret reappears in Arcadia she’ll bring knowledge of the Langston family’s “dark past,” which she’ll attempt to keep secret.
As excited as we are to see Fairley once again on the small screen -- we have to admit, we’re a bit perplexed that it’s not as a mutilated zombie. See, Catelyn was supposed to be resurrected by Lord Beric Dondarrion, who -- in the books – sacrificed his own life for her revival. Catelyn would return from the dead with physical reminders of her brutal demise. According to George R. R. Martin’s series, her injuries only partially healed, leaving her disfigured and without the ability to speak.
A passage from the series describes Lady Stoneheart’s physical appearance:
“Her cloak and collar hid the gash his brother’s blade had made, but her face was even worse than he remembered. The flesh had gone pudding soft in the water and turned the color of curdled milk. Half her hair was gone and the rest had turned as white and brittle as a crone’s. Beneath her ravaged scalp, her face was shredded skin and black blood where she had raked herself with her nails. But her eyes were the most terrible thing. Her eyes saw him, and they hated.” – Merret Frey
Catelyn, who took on the nickname Lady Stoneheart, became filled with rage when she rose from the dead. She became obsessed with seeking vengeance from all those who betrayed her family including: Petyr, Jaime, Cersei – pretty much anyone associated with the Frey’s, Bolton’s or Lannister’s.
In “A Feast for Crows” Lady Stoneheart believes Brienne to be a traitor when she spots her carrying a Lannister sword forged from the Stark Valyrian steel blade, Ice. Brienne, however, swears she’s stayed loyal. Lady Stoneheart forces Brienne to prove her dedication by killing Jaime or be hanged by the neck until death. Maybe Catelyn should have took on the nick name Lady Stonecold.
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