I can’t even pretend to be sorry about all of these Game of Thrones posts.
The official trailer for season 6 of Game of Thrones has finally arrived, and before I get into the serious questions, can I just say AKLSF//LFDLDXVJLFJZSJFFJIOJ\AWJEJACXKJNVDFNXGJ!?!?!??!?!!
Thank you. Much appreciated.
But as I was saying, the trailer is here, and things are looking darker than ever. Dark, hopeless, violent, just bleak, overall. And does that really surprise us? Winter, the long night, has arrived. And the dead come with it. Here is the trailer for you all to watch:
*Breathes deeply*……let’s just take a moment to let that digest.
Digested it yet? Me neither.
The first thing I would like to talk about is the perfect song choice for this trailer. What a beautiful song, and a beautiful version. Performed by James Vincent McMorrow, his voice combined with the guitar is the perfect melancholy tune to debut pieces of what looks to be the most bleak season yet.
We begin with what perhaps is the most crucial part of the entire trailer. A glimpse of the Wall, into Castle Black, and onto a fan favourite. Jon Snow. Or, as I should say, his corpse.
So, here’s the thing. The Game of Thrones cast and crew has been saying for some time that Jon Snow is dead and gone. Deal with it. But Kit has his Jon Snow hair and we saw him on set, so obviously, we ignored everything they said. But only yesterday, Kit admitted that he did return to Game of Thrones, and did film some scenes for season 6, but only as a corpse! If you’re anything like me, you took this with a grain of salt. Maybe he’s just pulling our leg, right?
And in answer to that, we received this trailer. Featuring a very much dead Jon Snow. And is if that weren’t enough, a voice saying “He’s gone”.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN!?!?
Both the novels and the show are notorious for killing off characters that seem untouchable. But Jon can’t be dead! Is this my love for the character blinding me? Perhaps. But hear me out.
He says that he definitely isn’t in the new season, only as a corpse. But, at the beginning, he was saying he wasn’t back PERIOD. And ‘corpse’ may not mean dead and gone, as it may on most shows. In theory, couldn’t Melisandre bring him back? Especially if she’s as desperate and heartbroken as she appears to be in the trailer. And let’s take a look at what he says. Everywhere I’ve looked, this quote appears: “Look, I’m not in the show any more. I’m definitely not in the new series.” Interesting how he followed it up with that. Maybe Kit’s being honest. Maybe the only scenes in season 6 of him are as a corpse. But what about the season after that? Could season 6 end with Jon Snow coming back? Awaking, as season 5 ending with him dying? Or will he be back long before that?
Melisandre certainly is distraught during this trailer. “The great victory I saw in the flames, all of it was a lie,” she says, with a shaking voice and tears in her eyes. In one of the very quick cuts, we see some of the Night’s Watch, including Alliser Thorne, doing what seems to be breaking down a door, from what I could see. And wouldn’t it make sense for them to do that if they found out, oh, I don’t know, Melisandre and Davos were trying to resurrect the Lord Commander they murdered?
Yes, in truth, there is a chance he’s dead. Dead dead, and not ever coming back. But I have a hard time believing this, and not just because I love him. I believe his character is destined for a greater purpose. And there’s still the question of his parentage. It just is not probable that there is so much speculation, and unanswered big questions that they’ve built up over a dead character. It’s possible, but it’s just not probable. It is A Song of Ice and Fire, after all. Fire, I think it’s safe to assume, is Daenerys Targaryen. And Ice? I’m sorry, it just makes sense for that to be Jon!!!
I’m not saying this is the definite turn out, because I know as much as the next fan. I don’t know what will happen for certain. But that’s my hope, and that’s what I’m leaning towards right now (possibly because I need to). But Melisandre is going to resurrect Jon. She just has to.
But Jon, while the most talked about character right now, was not the only star of the trailer. There was plenty of Lannister in there too. In fact, the second character we see is Jaime, and soon after that, Cersei. “We’re the only ones that matter. And everything they’ve taken from us, we’re going to take back and more,” he says, on his knees before Cersei. They could be talking about the Sparrows, as they have taken quite a bit from Cersei. They could be talking about the Tyrells, even, we know Cersei’s opinion on them. Maybe they’re even talking about multiple houses, everyone that’s taken anything from them (that list is a long one). But more likely, Jaime’s referring to Dorne. In one of the quick cuts, there is a shot of a line of horses rushing into battle, the people on their backs carrying spears, which we know is the weapon of choice for many Dornish. And King’s Landing/the Lannisters have more than enough reason to go to war with Dorne now, after Myrcella’s death.
And this isn’t the only thing going on in King’s Landing. It looks like Margaery and the High Sparrow will come to an understanding (hopefully), while Cersei is standing firm. With the Mountain back in full health and by her side, she feels much stronger. And she will, as she says, “Choose violence.” Why do I feel like she’ll come to regret this decision?
It looks like the youngest Lannister, Tommen, is also not doing too well. We can only imagine what the death of another sibling would do to him, and perhaps the news of who his true father is? We’ll see. But we saw him looking tired, stressed, and a little sweaty. Looks like the pressure is getting to the King.
All of this, of course, would give the Iron Islands the perfect opportunity to strike. We see a little bit of them in this trailer as well, assembling on a cliff, with the Greyjoy flag flying in the wind.
My beautiful, strong Daenerys. She, like every other character in this freaking show, is not in the best sorts. But we definitely know that she’s being taken to, or at least through, Vaes Dothrak, as we see one of the statue horse’s hooves. Certainly she will be treated with some respect? As she was the Khaleesi of the great Khal Drogo? Or will it be worse for her, as she was not Dothraki before her marriage? Only time will tell.
Ser Jorah finds her ring, so we know he has at least some trail to follow. Hopefully, he will be able to realize where she’s being taken. And if he does, we have to hope that it isn’t too late, not just for her, but for him (and his greyscale).
Onto Bran. We only saw a little of him in this trailer, but what we did see was pretty fantastic. What with the Night’s King standing behind him oh so casually. I find myself asking this question over and over again, but WHAT DOES THIS MEAN!?!?
I am Jon Snow. I know nothing.
The trailer ends with Davos in Castle Black, a dead Jon Snow laying nearby. Davos picks up a sword, and not just any sword. Longclaw. “I’ve never been much of a fighter. Apologies for what you’re about to see,” he says as he draws out the sword, the others around him mirroring his movements, prepared for a fight. This does lead me back to my earlier theory about Melisandre, Davos, and Jon, but that’s alright.
What’s coming for season 6? Winter. Death. Sadness. Violence. Sex.
AND RESURRECTION BECAUSE JON SNOW IS NOT DEAD.
Thanks for reading and please feel free to leave some comments down below! If you’re an emotional wreck right now, you are not alone.