Warning: Huge spoilers for the novel “A Storm of Swords” and for potential future “Game of Thrones” reveals are contained in this article. If you are unaware of the identity of “Lady Stoneheart,” read on at your own risk.
That statement leads to the next logical question: Why leave it out?
Hopefully everyone reading to this point is aware of the game-changing plot twist, but for the uninitiated, “Lady Stoneheart” is actually Catelyn Stark, brought back from the dead by Thoros of Myr. The reveal that Catelyn is alive again, albeit mutilated and very, very vengeful, is one of the biggest shockers in Martin’s books, and one that many fans are protective of.
According to Graves, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss didn’t think adding the storyline would do much for the series at this point in time.
So will it ever happen? That’s a question for Benioff and Weiss.
“As somebody who’s worked deep inside the show, begged to have an answer and wants more than anybody, I have no idea,” Graves tells EW. “They won’t tell me. They’re very good at being secretive.”
Interestingly, Graves also seems to say that the Hound’s storyline is over in “Game of Thrones” after the Season 4 finale, even though there is a pretty strong theory that he actually survives after Arya leaves him to die.