The title of the Season 5 finale, “Mother’s Mercy,” is giving rise once again to speculation that Lady Stoneheart, aka the zombified version of Lady Catelyn Stark who was murdered at the infamous Red Wedding, may be making an appearance, and this time it’s a pretty strong case.
The main evidence is that one of Stoneheart’s aliases is “Mother Mercy,” which according to the appendix of George R.R. Martin’s novel A Feast for Crows. She is also referred to as “Mother Merciless” in the book.
Adding support to this theory, there’s a Season 6 casting call for a character who sounds like Septon Meribald. It’s on her journey with Meribald that Brienne actually meets Stoneheart in the books. So, what do you think? Are we getting ahead of ourselves and preparing ourselves for yet another finale let-down if we want the crazed and vengeful Stark to rise from the dead?
Now, “Mother’s Mercy” seems like it’d be a pretty obvious giveaway, but just because there are hints, it definitely doesn’t mean it’s a sure thing. The showrunners and Catelyn Stark actress Michelle Fairley have repeatedly said there’s no truth to the rumors that the character will show up; past teases of an appearance have obviously not come to fruition; and, as theTwitter account notes, “Mother’s Mercy” is different than the Stoneheart moniker “Mother Mercy”
But, would David and Dan want to risk the wrath of book readers again? Time will tell.
We promise to stay on this, and be sure to follow us on social media if you want to be the first to know. We’re calling HBO on Monday to gauge their denial further.
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