Warning Game of Thrones fans: Major spoilers ahead for those of you who haven’t read the book series by George R. R. Martin.
Fans of the books have been waiting to see if a certain character introduced at the end of A Storm and Swords would ever appear on the show. The character we’re talking about: Lady Stoneheart. The rumor mill has been swirling, and fans seem to think Lady Stoneheart (a resurrected Catelyn Stark) could be popping up in season six.
In the books, when Catelyn Stark returns as Lady Stoneheart, she is unrecognizable. After being brutally murdered at the Red Wedding, her body hangs out in a river for three days. Her skin is totally jacked up, she loses most of her hair, and she just basically looks like complete shit/a zombie. She’s resurrected by Beric Dondarrion and becomes the leader of his brotherhood. Her M.O. after she comes back to life: sweet, sweet vengeance.
Most of the speculation surrounding the introduction of Lady Stoneheart in season six, centers around rumors and casting calls. One casting description—”a son who is unable to live up to the demands of his savage father”—leads people to believe that Merrett Frey will be added next season. There’s also another casting call for Septon Meribald which people think could indicate a storyline centered around Lady Stoneheart.
Twitter user Irish Thrones sure seems to think that Lady Stoneheart will appear.
**SPOILERS Season 6** CLOSE SOURCES Lady Stoneheart 'WILL' appear and command an army!
— Irish Thrones (@IrishThrones) August 29, 2015
Take these rumors as you will!
What do you think? Now that we know Game of Thrones will have at least eight seasons—giving a little more time for this storyline to be played out—is it likely that Lady Stoneheart will make an appearance in season six?[polldaddy poll=”9054073″]
Game of Thrones returns to HBO in 2016.