12 August 2017, 11:57
There's a ghost on the loose, and fans are loving it!
What would a typical Game Of Thrones episode be without blood-thirsty battles, eye-popping passion and a plot twist that would boggle the mind of any soap writer.
So it comes as no surprise that avid watchers of GoT, may just have spotted a crucial detail that could indicate the return of a much loved (and very dead) character from seasons past. Spooky!
Despite episode 4 of season 7 grippingly ending with the silver-haired Daenerys Targaryen dramatically decimating most of the Lannister army with her fire-breathing dragons, it was a touching fight scene between young Arya Stark and loyal Brienne that had everyone's tongues and suspicion rising.
As the friendly pair locked swords in the grounds of Winterfell, it seems that it wasn't just Sansa Stark and Littlefinger that were watching them.
Eagle-eyed viewers took to Twitter with their sightings of a resurrected Catelyn Stark scurrying past as her tenacious daughter Arya delivered the lines "You swore to serve both my mother's daughters".
Coinscidence? Many thought not, with devoted readers of the original GoT books, written by George R.R Martin, linking Catelyn Starks second coming to her ghoulish resurrected character Lady Stoneheart.
While some remained delightfully hopeful at the haunting findings...
Don't mind me just FREAKING out over the potential Catelyn Stark cameo in last week's #gameofthrones episode— sophia mathias (@commandertully) August 11, 2017
Who is walking in the backdrop ?? Catelyn Stark huh.?? pic.twitter.com/7oLS3VXGXC— வவ்வவ்வ ;-) (@AmNo_One) August 11, 2017
Is That Catelyn Stark??? https://t.co/k3Y3PBVkrG— Chandru Vicky (@chandruvicky007) August 11, 2017
Just seen the Lady Stoneheart snippet in the last got episode if this actually was a hint of her ill die i really want her back— Chris 'PRCDXY' Kidd (@Chris_Donlon) August 11, 2017
Others were highly skeptical of the return of Lady Stark, rendering her return as pointless.
Gretchen, stop trying to make Lady Stoneheart happen. pic.twitter.com/r6dOgVzkBP— Melisandre of Asshai (@TheRedWoman) August 11, 2017
that can't be the ghost of Catelyn Stark #GameOfThrones— Xavhenry Dollsday (@cloneposter) August 11, 2017
The writer of the hit TV series however has previously assured viewers that Stoneheart will not be appearing in the penultimate build towards the final, season 8.
But with no guarantee of her not appearing in season 8, we'll just have to wait and see what lurks behind the castle wall next.