It’s not a surprise anymore when we get surprised by a plot in the hit HBO series, “Game Of Thrones,” but it’s still a massive annoyance when they change the plot from the books.
We get it, they have only 10 hours per season and it’s pretty hard to fit everything in. But, it’s one thing to skip a few “less important” events and another thing completely to toss out the resurrection of a pretty important character. Seriously?
The readers of “A Song Of Ice And Fire” noticed a teeny-tiny plot twist that DIDN’T HAPPEN at the end of season 4, and that’s the resurrection of Catelyn Stark.
In the book, Lady Stark, after being brutally murdered at the Red Wedding, gets brought back to life by a resurrection prayer performed by the red priest Thoros of Myr.
Ok, it’s more of a zombie case because Thoros does the prayer over her decomposed body and she comes back as a crazy, vengeance-seeking rebel called Lady Stoneheart. But still, it’s not fair to rip the people who don’t read the books off.
The phenomenal actress Michelle Fairley, who plays Catelyn Stark confirmed that there will be no Jesus-moment on the show:
“Yeah, the character’s dead. She’s dead. 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.”
And looks like she knew from the start that she will stay dead once she was, well, dead. Kudos for you Michelle, but next time, drop a hint or two, eh?