Anyone who has read George R.R Martins books on which the #GameOfThrones series is based on will know that Catelyn Stark came back to life. And the fourth episode has somewhat had discerning viewers of #GameOfThrones wondering whether the ghost of Catelyn Stark is hanging around Winterfell.
One of the scenes that has been talked about most from the fourth episode of season 7 of #GameOfThrones besides the dragon, was the sparring session between Arya (Maisie Williams) and Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie). The fight was awesome, especially since Arya was able to show Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Lord Baelish (Aidan Gillen) that she is the best swordsperson in Westeros.
That scene is however drawing a lot of attention not for Arya’s excellent sword skills but for the appearance of what seems like the ghost of Catelyn Stark.
Fans think they may have spotted the actual ghost of Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) in the background and the moment is noticeable right after Arya reminds Brienne of her vow to Catelyn, saying “You swore to serve both my mother’s daughters.”
As Arya says the word “mother,” a woman in a long green dress with long auburn wavy hair with her head down walking past the background gate, resembling Catelyn.
In George R.R. Martin’s books, Catelyn Stark comes back in a zombified version of herself and goes by the name of Lady Stoneheart. She seeks revenge on the Freys for the Red Wedding, a role that Arya has basically filled in Season 7.
Since the #GameOfThrones showrunners decided to exclude the character of Lady Stoneheart from the show, and the fact that every line and appearance on “Game of Thrones” is so critical, fans think the Catelyn Stark-looking character in the background could be an allusion to Lady Stoneheart, especially since Stoneheart plays a critical role in Brienne and Podrick’s story.
George R.R Martins has admitted he was disappointed that Stoneheart was excluded from the HBO series, saying “That was probably the first major diversion of the show from the books and, you know, I argued against that, and David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] made that decision,” he told Time.
The mysterious character appeared two times in episode four. She can First be seen when Arya says the line about Brienne’s vow to Catelyn and also later on behind Arya.
How much of a coincidence is this apearance in season 7 of #GameOfThrones? Could the character be Catelyn Stark? Or do the writers just want to have the fans of the show talking.
Whatever it is, it is certain that the showrunners have us wondering what is happening.