In a new interview, Entertainment Weekly‘s James Hibberd talks a controversial deviation from the books with a former Game of Thrones cast member, touching upon the big scene that many fans were hoping to see in the season four finale.
The interview is packed with spoilers and so we’ve tucked all this info beneath the cut!
Fans of the A Song of Ice and Fire series are still debating over whether or not we’ll someday see Lady Stoneheart on the show. After she failed to make an appearance in the season finale on June 15th, more and more people are starting to think that the vengeful resurrected form of Catelyn Stark truly has been cut.
Hibberd broached the subject of Stoneheart with Michelle Fairley after discussing her time as Margot Al-Harazi on 24. He tells Fairley he’s “heard third-hand that you were basically told that it’s not likely to ever happen.”
The actress agrees, “Yeah, the character’s dead. She’s dead.” When asked if she’d be interested in returning for Stoneheart, Fairley elaborates, “You respect the writers’ decision. I knew the arc, and that was it. They can’t stick to the books 100 percent. It’s impossible—they only have 10 hours per season. They have got to keep it dramatic and exciting, and extraneous stuff along the way gets lost in order to maintain the quality of brilliant show.
Ours is the Fury: I believe Hibberd may be referring to his interview with Alex Graves, in this instance. The final word on whether or not the show chooses to include Stoneheart will always rest with Benioff and Weiss. If they do decide to excise her completely, I doubt they’ll confirm that publicly. And of course, they’re not going to confirm it publicly if they are going to include her. At this point, however, it doesn’t look too good for fans wanting to see some Freys hang.