Game of Thrones season six doesn’t kick off until sometime in late April, but that hasn’t stopped HBO from beginning to tease us with the show’s return. A poster showing a bloody Jon Snow only increased the furor surrounding his supposed death and possible return, and this week, the network dropped an epic teaser video with an exciting message: the Three-Eyed Raven intoning, “The past is already written. The ink is dry,” followed by Bran Stark saying, “They have no idea what’s going to happen.”
Bran is no doubt referencing the poor people of Westeros, who seem on the verge of being overrun by the Others while their leaders squabble for power and titles. But it is also a message to us: Through this entire HBO show, what happened was already written … by George R.R. Martin. Now that Game of Thrones has caught up with his Song of Ice and Fire series, even the most devout fans have no idea what’s going to happen next.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the moments shown through the season six teaser. The ink may be dry on those events, but the impact they have on the future is still great.
*Spoiler warning: This post contains season six speculation, and information from book content.*