What Is Dead May Never Die: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 6 Trailer Is Finally Here
The great thing about Game of Thrones season 6 is that we're finally free of all of this spoiler controversy. I've lived in a kind of hell, or whatever the Seven Gods call the netherworld, making sure I didn't reveal book plot points to my non-GOT book reading friends.
But that's all over. We all knew that the series would eventually lap the books, and now it's largely up to the producers to plot what happens next -- and if this new trailer is any indication, they choose violence. The new season begins April 24, and all we've seen so far are tiny snippets and teaser trailers. This is the first (and most likely only) full-length trailer prior to the debut.
* So it looks like Cersei may be making a comeback, helped by Jaime and the new zombie Mountain. May their first victim be the uber-annoying Lancel Lannister.
* We see Jon Snow's corpse, confirming that he's dead. And we see Melisandre bending over him, confirming that she'll (probably) resurrect him. And why not? Beric Dondarian has been killed at least six times, and still looks as fresh as Rachel Ray.
* If there's one thing we've learned in this series, it's that Daenerys Targaryen always finds a way to rise to the top. So as soon as the snows melt, stay tuned for an army of Unsullied and Dothraki descending on Westeros, led by a queen, three dragons, a half-man and a eunuch. Have fun storming the castle!
* The trailer was very short on House of Black and White, shellfish peddling and the Many Faced God, which is fine since they're my least favorite things.
* Can we have resolution on Syrio Forel already? He was supposedly killed in Season One but it was off camera, there was no body, no head on a spike for Joffrey to mock (like with all the other deaths), and he's one of the best fighters in the world, even with a wooden sword.
* Ramsay Snow doesn't look all too happy.
* Looking like lots of warfare. So we've got that going for us.
* Where is Lord Walder Frey? Has he turned The Twins into a bed and breakfast?
* So far, Martin has been loathe to kill off any characters with complicated story arcs -- if you've grown and evolved during the series, you usually live. Arya, Bran, Tyrion, Jaime, Sir Davos, Sansa ... all have been on a journey and become somewhat different people since Season One. What decent author would invest all that effort in character development only to kill them off? Ned Stark, Caitlyn Stark, Tywin Lannister, King Robert, The Hound ... none of these characters grew a bit -- they were the same people when they died as when we met them. Thus, they were expendable. My fear is that the producers don't have a true author's writing sensibilities, and will begin killing off main characters at random. If so, I'm joining Rickon, Osha and Shaggydog on the island of Skagos to sit out another two or three seasons.
* So is Sam a maester yet?
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