Just when you thought the Game of Thrones hype couldn’t get any stronger, HBO goes and drops a crazy trailer video for season six. Just yesterday, they kicked off #GoT50, encouraging everyone to watch an episode of Game of Thrones every night leading up to the premiere. Now we’ve got a trailer so dense with new goodies, it’ll take us an entire article to unpack it and reveal its secrets.
If that’s what you want, of course. This is the point where we have to warn that this post is dark and full of spoilers. The trailer hits you with so many things so fast you don’t really register what you’re seeing. But we’re going to slow things down and separate everything piece by piece to reveal what’s happening. Turn back now lest you’re cool with that, and with hearing book-related insights into all the freshly released footage.
Jon Snow, still dead.
Yup. Dead, dead, dead.
But what’s this? Ser Alliser Thorne and his gang of Night’s Watch cronies trying to break down a door. To keep Ser Davos and Melisandre from doing something to Jon Snow’s corpse? Bringing him back to life, perhaps? Or maybe this is just another normal day in the life of the Watch’s worst locksmith.