The new, full length trailer is out for Season 6 and man does it promise a lot. Almost every major story is touched on, even if only for a moment, but it’s more then enough to wet our appetite for the coming season. Let’s go through it scene by scene:
:::There will obviously be spoilers for those who are not caught up, and maybe some for those who are. You are warned.:::
It seems the writers really want to wring every last tear they can out of us about Jon Snow, and that is where they start; zooming in on his body lying in the bloody snow. We already know he’ll be showing back up, but I supposed it is a good place to start since it is also where they left us in season 5. As we look at his body we hear a voice say, “He’s gone.”
The next scene is Jaime Lannister’s ship returning from Dorne, and part of his reunion with Cersei, in which he says, “We’re the only ones that matter and everything they’ve taken from us we’re going to take back and more.” You can see Cersei find her resolve in his words.
The next piece is quick, and it’s hard to see who is being shown, but it appears to be Davos. Perhaps he has heard about Stannis’s death?
Ramsey and Roose Bolton follow; Roose looks none too please with his son and Ramsey, for once, looks unsure of himself. Let’s hope for punishment.
“The great victory I saw in the flames, all of it was a lie.” Melisandra speaks to Davos and men are shown burning on the Bolton’s trademarked flaying racks. This can be taken two ways; either she admits to making things up (unlikely since she seemed shaken when things weren’t going right last season) or she feels the fires have mislead her. This promises to be very important in the plot (especially with what we see later in the trailer).
Jorah Mormont and a rider are shown looking for Daenerys, and he finds one of her rings in the grass plains where she was last seen. The trailer then cuts to her being lead in a large Khalasar into (what I’m assuming is) Vaes Dothrak. This cannot be a good start for Dany this season, especially since she was supposed to return there once Khal Drogo died to live out the rest of her days.
The high sparrow has something to say as well. “Every one of us is poor and powerless, yet we can overthrow an empire.” As much as I want to call it boasting (since I don’t like him) I know it’s not. The sparrows have proven to be a force to reckon with and Cersei will regret her decision to reinstate them many times before they go down. We know she already is.
The next scene is a little tough to decipher since we see no faces, but the flags flying on the cliff side are very clearly Greyjoy Krakken. We knew (from casting announcements) that they would be returning for season 6, but we still don’t know just what path they will take in the story. They may follow the book but we can’t guarantee that anymore.
We only get a quick glimpse of Sansa, dressed in furs and inside somewhere. Not sure if that means she is recaptured or perhaps has found safe haven somewhere.
“You’re in the great game now, and the great game is terrifying.” Pretty sure truer words were never spoken by Tyrion Lannister. We aren’t sure who he is speaking to, but we know just what the other parties playing this game are capable of so this is certainly a sound warning no matter who is receiving it. Then we get a quick flash of Drogon flying.
The sparrows corner Cersei, lead by Lancel Lannister, former family to the queen regent and now the High Sparrow’s number one errand boy, boot-licker, and patsy (I really don’t like them). He tells her “Order your man to step aside or there will be violence”, and we see the Mountain Gregor Clegane in his zombified form and his Kingsguard armor. Furious and very sure of her knight’s abilities she replies “I choose violence.”
We start flashing through scene’s rather quickly after that. Here’s a rundown of everything we see:
- A group of men drawing swords and a few men bashing down a door with an axe.
- Tommen walks flanked by Kingsguard, Cersei has just her mountian.
- Ships sail through a storm (most likely Greyjoy).
- Arya gets slapped.
- Little finger, always dressed so well and never even remotely dirty, stands in the snow.
- A woman looks over her shoulder from the floor (Sansa?).
- A man on a horse hits another man running with a flaming weapon or lantern.
- Archers in a row fire on an enemy.
- Uh…explosion? Tables and barricades are blown inward by some unseen force; debris flies.
- Theon is seen in the snow with soldiers.
- A man’s head is dunked into a trough of water (this is probably Greyjoy related, though whether it involves the drowned god’s blessing or torture we can’t be sure.
- Cersei bites Jaime all sexy (damn. Was really hoping he was getting away from her.).
- Brienne of Tarth kills a soldier in the snow. He is dressed just like one of the soldiers seen with
- Theon. Maybe she finally got to rescue Sansa?
- Melisandra consults the fire.
- The Hall of Faces.
- Melisandra gets undressed. Who is she killing with shadow babies now?
- Jon Snow’s body is laid out.
- Someone leaps off a low balcony in Kings Landing, probably to escape the Sparrows.
- The unsullied meet foes in combat.
- Two women kiss?
- Theon is on a stone wall in the rain.
- Knights fight.
- Tormund looks scared as hell and there is a battle against white men on white horses.
- The High Sparrow meets with Margaery Tyrell and she seems to be repentant. Here’s hoping no walk of shame for her.
- We have no idea what those women are doing.
- Arya is blind, but we know that already.
- Soldiers prepare to storm a sept or temple (it’s not ornate enough to be the Sept of Baelor, so I’m not sure what it is.)
- Sansa runs through the woods.
- Dothaki on horses charge.
- Wildlings fight.
- And Bran is standing (holy crap! Is it a dream? Or is he fixed somehow?) in the snow and the King of the Walkers is standing behind him.
- “I’ve never been much of a fighter.” Davos, standing by Jon Snow’s body, takes up Long Claw.
- “Apologies for what you’re about to see.” He draws it against the brothers in the room.
That certainly gives us plenty to chew over in the next 49 days. Just as the Benioff and Weiss promised, this season looks to be full of action, heart ache, and death. If there is anyone you’d like to see survive, I would say a prayer for them now. Not that it’ll do much, but it may make you feel a little better while you wait. One thing is for sure, this is more than enough to get me stoked for the coming season.
Game of Thrones Season 6 airs on April 24th, 2016.