On February 14th, HBO showed their love and affection toward Game of Thrones fans by releasing another teaser for season six, and surprise, this one is dark too. Happy Valentine’s day.
This most recent clip shows us the hall of faces, from the house of Black and White, which you will remember as the place those who serve the many faced god get a new face to give Arya. They are the faces of the dead, the men, women, and children who came to the House of Black and White to find the release of death. The servants of the House clean the corpses and collect their faces so they may be used to disguise themselves with magic.
However, the faces hanging in the hall are very familiar, and as each is shown, we hear a quote from each of the characters:
Eddard Stark: “The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword.”
Robb Stark: “I’ve won every battle but I’m losing this war.”
Catelyn Stark: “Show them how it feels to lose what they love.”
Geoffry Baratheon: “Everyone is mine to torment.”
Jon Snow: “The long night is coming, and the dead come with it.”
We see other faces along the wall, some of which are from characters that, when last we saw them, were still alive. We also know, from on set shots, that one of the dead characters may be a little less dead than we were lead to believe.
So what does this mean? I’m going to venture a guess and say that, since his words were last, that what Jon said is important in the interpretation. The dead come with the long night. Now we already know that this is true, we saw enough proof of that at Hardhome. However, we can take more from that than what it means on the surface. The previews show us dead faces, but the dead are coming; sounds to me like the worlds of the living and the dead are going to be less clearly divided in the future than they have been. No one living is truly safe, and no one dead is completely damned to the afterlife. Not until the final credits roll.
I also have a slightly more upbeat spoiler to share: Sophie Turner made a little slip up on the red carpet at the Oscar’s.
While speaking to E!, Turner discussed looking through her script and gave us a pretty decent spoiler.
“Flicking through I’m like death, death, death…I’m alright this season.”
So as long as we’re not being mislead and she’s not mistaken, Sansa will live to see season 7. Good news for all her fans. I just hope she gets to live it without Ramsey. It does however give us a worse, more vague spoiler (though we’ve been warned a few times): There is going to be lots of death in season 6. Better get your tissues ready.