"Game of Thrones" Season 4 has come to an incredible end. In the Season 4 finale "The Children," Tyrion receives help from Jaime and is freed from his prison. Instead of taking the stars to leave King's Landing, Tyrion turns around to his father's chambers and kills him. As the man responsible for the gruelsome Red Wedding, we are delighted to see Tywin Lannister die on the toilet in the hands of the son he never loved.

Earlier this month, we anticipated the shattering appearance of a character in the Season 4 finale. Readers of George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series will know of the vengeful Lady Stoneheart, the reanimated being of the tragic Catelyn Stark that was killed in the Red Wedding. Lady Stoneheart is supposed to appear in an epilogue at the end of "A Storm of Swords." However, the latest reports suggest otherwise...

Catelyn Stark actress Michelle Fairley spoke with Entertainment Weekly in an exclusive interview discussing "Game of Thrones." When EW asked Michelle to confirm whether she will return as zombie Catelyn Lady Stoneheart, Fairley gave a shocking answer:

"Yeah, the character's dead," said Michelle Fairley. "She's dead."

Wow. According to Fairley, the writers obviously understood the gravity of Lady Stoneheart's role in the books. However, Lady Stoneheart's role in the books do not translate well with the plot in the TV series. What's more, the "Game of Thrones" TV series may not have enough time to properly build and develop this character. "Game of Thrones" Season 4 "The Children" director Alex Graves also offered his thoughts on Lady Soneheart:

"To bring back Michelle Fairley, one of the greatest actresses around, to be a zombie for a little while and just kill people? It really is, sort of, what are we doing with that? It just didn't end up being a part of what was going to happen this season," explained Graves.

Despite the confirmation from Michelle Fairley, some "Game of Thrones" fans aren't satisfied. In fact, some commenters have pointed out on the technicality behind Fairley's statment. "The character is dead," "She's dead," can also mean that Lady Stoneheart is, after all, an undead being. Is this Michelle's idea of avoiding a direct answer to her interview question? 

Secondly, a curious Instagram picture shared by "Game of Thrones" star Lena Heady features a bunch of stones arranged in the shape of a heart. The caption was labled as, "My stone heart." Is this a hint? Time will tell!

The "Game of Thrones" Season 5 release date will not be until 2015, which means we have another year of updates, theories, and speculation before we know for sure whether Lady Stoneheart will or will not be in the TV series. Stay tuned as we find out more in the months ahead!