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Pass the popcorn, Game of Thrones just dropped one hell of an epic trailer on us for season 6. That's right, the first proper bit of Westeros to sink our teeth into! Well, it is still a bit of a wait until April 24, a.k.a. #snowday, but expect dragons, death and Dothraki. Some stirring imagery and an amazing Vincent McMorrow cover of Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game" proves that the night is certainly dark and full or terrors. By the looks of HBO's new trailer, the wait will be worth it. Here is the run down of the most WTF GoT moments from that new season 6 trailer.
Jorah the Explorer
Lord Friend-zone is off at it again, looking for his beloved Daenerys Targaryen. No sign of Daario Naharis in the trailer, but Jorah is hot on Khaelsi's tail. Playing Hansel and Gretel, it appears he has found the ring she dropped when the Dothraki circled her at the end of last season. Oh by the way Jorah...how's your greyscale coming along?
Twelve Years a Slave
Oh dear, looks like Khaleesi is having a bit of a rough time at the hands of the Dothraki. It isn't just the High Sparrow who slums it with the less fortunate. The Daenerys storyline seems to be taking her further and further from her seat on the Iron Throne, but fear not, there are sure to be dragons in Kings Landing by the end of the show. Don't worry, Drogon is still on hand somewhere keeping an eye on the blonde bombshell.
You wouldn't hit a man with glasses.
No, but you would hit a blind young girl. Looks like the plucky young Arya Stark is still as blind as a bat and getting some harsh punishment at the House of Black and White. One scene sees Arya in a James Bond-esque rooftop chace across Bravos, but here we see Arya getting well and truly owned by the Waif, or is this Jaqen H'Gar, or the Many Faced God? I lose count.
Gladiators you will go on my second whistle.
Whilst Cersei Lannister may be out and about from her cell, sporting a dashing new Annie Lennox look, she isn't safe yet. Presumably choosing a trial by combat to decide her fate, it is Ser Robert Strong representing her. In The Walking Dead fashion, some will know that Ser Robert is actually the reanimated zombie corpse of Gregor 'The Mountain' Clegane. Who will be representing the other side though? Some say it will be Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane... But wait, isn't he dead? Only season six will tell. All I know is that 'Cleganebowl' would be the best showdown since someone got pushed out the moon-door.
Brienne and Theon's Excellent Adventure
Two of the most interesting characters in Westeros could be teaming up. A fan of a roadtrip, could Brienne ditch her squire Podrick Payne in favour of someone with a little less 'junk in the front'? Above Theon Greyjoy certainly looks in trouble at the hands of some House Bolton guards - surviving his jump from Winterfell's battlements, seems like he jumped into a whole load of new trouble. But wait... Brienne of Tarth is on hand to FINALLY have some action. It could be start of a beautiful romance and another pointless Brienne quest.
What first looks like Alfie Allen's Theon Greyjoy (happens a lot in this trailer), is in fact new addition Pilou Asbæk. Asbæk plays Theon's kickass pirate uncle Euron Greyjoy and the scene above depicts a very important Greyjoy death (yes, that family DOES still exist). It leads to a storyline called the 'Kingsmoot', so look forward to a lot more of everyone's favourite nautical family and taking to the high seas. No this isn't Pirates of the Caribbean.
The roose is loose.
House Bolton (currently hauled up in Winterfell) are promised to play a big part in season six. Headed up by Stark killer Roose Bolton and his Stark raping bastard son Ramsay, rarely has a family been so hated since the Trumps. Seen here sporting their sigil of 'the flayed man', this scene is the epic (rumoured) battle between House Bolton and a great Northern army. Expect a few familiar faces to turn up. Also could the gruff Wildling Tormund Giantsbane be in trouble? Seen here surrounded by Bolton men, could he be next to top the bonfire?
Don't lose your Ned.
Ned Stark is (sort of back), sadly Sean Bean won't be bringing his grizzly Northern charm back to the show, it is only a flashback. It was earlier confirmed that a storyline would take us to the Tower of Joy, could this be that scene?
Ned’s wraiths moved up beside him, with shadow swords in hand. They were seven against three.
It stirs fan hopes that this season will confirm a long standing theory of R+L= J
Woah, someone hit puberty. After a year sat under a weirwood tree, Isaac Hempstead Wright is back as the young Stark boy. As Bran's story had reached a stopping point in the books, he was noticeably absent last season. Still north of Westeros, Bran is seen here coming face to face with the Night's King, legendary leader of the White Walkers. we last saw the Night's King taunting (an alive) Jon Snow after the human defeat at Hardhome. Damn Daniel, it just got a little chilly in here.
Jon Snow enjoying the afterlife.
What role does the Red Priestess Melisandre have in Game of Thrones apart from the odd titty shot? Well could she have something to do with the ressuresction of Jon Snow? It really is no rest for the wicked (game) as a certain mop haired bastard doesn't seem to be very dead in this trailer. The horseback warrior below bares more than a striking resemblance to Jon Snow riding into battle. Prepare for the internet to explode, this IS Jon Snow. Kit Harrington has said all along that Jon Snow is dead, but no one said anything about 'Jon Stark' Harrington was spotted filming scenes for a giant Northern battle, so is this said scene?
We also see a climactic scene with Ser Davos Seaworth (presumably still pining after Stannis) standing over the corpse of Jon Snow - yep still pretty dead there. The Nights Watch have presumably come to burn the corpse of snow to stop him turning into a White Walker, but Ser Davos doesn't seem very happy:
I've never been much of a fighter, apologies for what you are about to see.
Just a hunch, but I think Ser Davos could be taking Jon to Melisandre for some mumbo jumbo and a bit of the old 'how's ya father' before he is reborn as Jon Stark.