''The matriarchal power of Olenna, Diana Rigg. It’s on par with like Charles Dance as Tywin Lannister. It’s a real chess play happening within King’s Landing. And we’re just… pawns. Lesser players. Aren’t we, really.''
The show’s third season, which kicks off Sunday, finds Fairley’s matriarch, Catelyn Stark, still fearful for the welfare of her girls, the long-suffering Sansa and the rough-and-tumble Arya, both of whom are very much in jeopardy.