After Game of Thrones Season 5’s shocking conclusion, many fans are wondering when Season 6 of Thrones will start and what the new episodes will have in store. Theories from Jon Snow’s return to Tyrion being a secret Targaryen abound, though, of course, nobody really knows what’s in store on this season of Thrones except the showrunners and GRRM himself (and possibly President Obama).
The fact that book six in A Song of Ice And Fire isn’t released yet isn’t exactly helping fans’ anxiousness about the coming winter, and many are worried the plot of Season 6 will spoil that of The Winds of Winter. The good news, however, is that the show’s creators and writers have stated they organize the episodes according to thematic elements rather than following the book’s plot to the letter, which should hopefully minimize spoilers.
Yet, at the same time, Thrones fans seem to be dying for someone to leak something about Season 6. The most wondered-about question is, of course, the fate of everyone’s favorite Stark bastard, Jon Snow. The Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch was left betrayed and stabbed (to death?) by his former brothers at the end of Season 5. The less-than-revealing Season 6 trailer for Thrones hasn’t so much answered burning questions as created more of them.
In a Thrones teaser released separately from the trailer, we can very clearly Jon Snow’s face in the Hall of Faces, where the Faceless Men harvest the dead so they can take their faces for disguises. However, Season 6’s opening episode very clearly references Melisandre in its title, “The Red Woman.” Since Melisandre and other red priests can resurrect people, fans have speculated “The Red Woman” episode of Thrones will have the Red Priestess bringing Jon Snow back to life.
Another version of the Thrones trailer has Melisandre declaring the simple-yet-chilling message that “the victories [she] saw in the flames…were all a lie.” Did she either purposely or accidentally lead Stannis into a war he cannot win? Of course, there are other characters in danger in the Thrones Season 6 trailer as well. Yahoo noted one moment in the trailer where Jaqen H’Gar can be overheard warning Arya, “A girl has been given a second chance. There will not be a third,” and that kinda seems to summarize the entirety of Season 6, if not the entire show.
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There’s also the matter of the Night’s King. The nastiest of all Westerosi nobles appears in the Season 6 trailer atop a horse, while a voiceover from Ser Davos notes that “…the dead are coming.” While the Human kingdoms are bickering amongst themselves, the White Walkers are preparing a full-scale invasion of Westeros. As Bran’s visions earlier in the series told us, he needs to survive because “Winter Is Coming.” Is there a possible connection between that Bran and Brandon The Builder who constructed the wall when the last winter came? Hmm…makes us wonder.
That’s unfortunately all the trailer really tells us of Dany and her crew, other than the fact that Jorah’s greyscale is growing increasingly worse and he may be a ticking time bomb. We also see Cersei speaking to Tommen and encouraging him to “show them what Lannisters do to their enemies,” so most likely some Lannister debts will be repaid in Season 6 as well. The Thrones mystery will continue to unravel when Season 6 starts on April 24, but if you’re dying to know more, the trailers and Hall of Faces teaser are available on HBO’s site now.
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