But with just 13 more episodes to go before the show winds up, it looks like she will forever be restricted to George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books, which is the source material for HBO's Game of Thrones.
And hey, who knows?
Martin will, reportedly, serve as an executive producer on the new series, which follows an orphan in post-apocalyptic Sudan who discovers that she has magical powers-a talent that quickly makes her a target for a powerful dark wizard looking to subjugate humanity with his own brand of sorcery.
"At some points, when David and Dan and I had discussions about what way we should go in, I would always favor sticking with the books, while they would favor making changes", Martin said.
For those sweet summer children who've managed to remain unspoiled on Martin's books "Lady Stoneheart" is the name adopted by resurrected Mama Wolf Catelyn Stark, after she's brought back from the dead in the aftermath of the bloody Red Wedding. "That was probably the first major diversion of the show from the books and, you know, I argued against that, and David and Dan made that decision".
This, it would seem, is pretty solid evidence that Lady Stoneheart is NOT going to make an appearance in the show, even though she's a fan favorite of the books' readers. But both of them are equally valid, I think, because Catelyn Stark is a fictional character and she doesn't exist.
He continued, "In my version of the story, Catelyn Stark is re-imbued with a kind of life and becomes this vengeful wight who galvanizes a group of people around her and is trying to exact her revenge on the Riverlands".
There may still be a small (but loyal) faction that think Cat could drag her corpse from the riverbed up for the show, but let's be honest, this theory has sunk like the proverbial stone (heart).
REUTERS/Robert GalbraithGeorge R.R. Martin is working on a ton of TV projects with HBO while still completing his "Game of Thrones" novels.
You see, Stoneheart is apparently Martin's attempt to correct the old master's over-powered resurrection of Gandalf The Grey into Gandalf The White.