Earlier today, I presented my second desperate defense as a Lady Stoneheart truther.
[SPOILERS FOR GAME OF THRONES AND A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE]
I argued that the undead Catelyn Stark would appear on this season of Game of Thrones not just because I really, really, wanted her to, but because so much of the season's thematic arc seemed to be pointing to it. That, and characters just couldn't stop bringing her name up for no reason.
catelyn, catelyn, catelyn
Tonight on Game of Thrones, three entire conversations revolved around her — a character who has been dead for nearly three seasons. Jaime and Brienne made mopey love eyes at each other while debating whether they had fulfilled their promises to Catelyn Stark (a character who has been dead for nearly three seasons). Jaime and Edmure had a prolonged conversation about who is more boring, with Jaime recounting the heartwarming tale of the time Catelyn Stark (a character who has been dead for nearly three seasons) bashed him upside the head with a rock. The Blackfish and Brienne made angry eyes at each other while debating whether or not Sansa's letter to him had been notarized, and then whether his love for his niece (Catelyn Stark, a character who has been dead for nearly three seasons), was enough to make him abandon his old castle and march to her daughter's aid (it wasn't).
It was a night of throwbacks — from the Hound's "I prefer chicken," a callback to the greatest Game of Thrones meme of all time, to the incredible comeback of Needle, to the ceaseless yammering about a character who has been dead for nearly three seasons.
Tonight, as previously reported, Thoros of Myr (who resurrected Beric Dondarrion in season three), was back. Perhaps the only reason he would be on the show besides following Lady Stoneheart around would be to challenge Jon Snow for the "Who Wore it Best?" of Westerosi manbuns.
Unfortunately for Lady Stoneheart believers, Beric Dondarrion was also back. He sacrifices his own life in order to resurrect Catelyn in the books, so, that's a wrench in the old hype train's wheels. I'm going to chalk it up as a fake-out, because I've believed for too long and I can't stop now.