Lady Catelyn Stark - Game Of Thrones
From the beginning, Game of Thrones set the tone with Eddard Starks’s beheading that anyone is fair game when it comes to dying in the most brutal ways possible on the show. The episode “Red Wedding” set the bar even lower by proving that not only could the story take out two major players in one episode, but at a wedding no less.
Fast-forward a bit, the death at a wedding theme pops up again, but for obvious reasons Joffrey’s poisoning is nowhere on this list.
The pregnant Talisa Stark taking a knife to her stomach was tough to watch, Rob Stark’s death brought dread, but it was Catelyn’s final moments that pulled our heart-strings to the breaking point. It was a trifecta of pain - a mother watching her son die before her eyes, her knowing she would never be reunited with her children, and viewers realizing her youngest daughter Arya was just this close to seeing her mother one last time. The only blessing in the death was the idea it could give rise to Lady Stoneheart who in the books is the ghost of Lady Catelyn.
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