20 new official Game of Thrones photos released from season 6!

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Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark and Max von Sydow as the Three-Eyed Raven. From one of Bran’s visions. Photo credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

After a winter’s drought of fresh news, HBO today released 20 amazing new official images from Game of Thrones Season 6!

The photos feature an array of major characters from the upcoming year, including the returning (and standing?!) Bran, Yara and Balon Greyjoy, blind Arya, tense Lannister siblings and so much more! There is a distinct lack of the new characters, but that just means we have more to look forward to!

The season 6 premiere is now 73 days away, debuting on April 24th, in the show’s standard 9PM time slot.

Click through for all the HQ new photos, with a taste of season 6!

Edit: We’ve added even MORE new photos!

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Gemma Whelan as Yara Greyjoy. Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO
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Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen. Photo: Macall B. Polay/HBO
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Michael McElhatton as Roose Bolton and Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton. Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO
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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister. Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO
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Patrick Malahide as Balon Greyjoy. Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO
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Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei. Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO
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Carice van Houten as Melisandre. Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO
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Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy and Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark. Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO
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Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth. Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO
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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister and Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister. Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO
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John Bradley as Samwell Tarly and Hannah Murray as Gilly. Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO
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Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth. Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO
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Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton. Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO
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Dean-Charles Chapman as Tommen Baratheon and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister. Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO
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Hannah Waddingham as Septa Unella, with Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell. Photo:: Helen Sloan/HBO
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Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister and Conleth Hill. Photo: Macall B. Polay/HBO
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Maisie Williams as Arya Stark. Photo: Macall B. Polay/HBO
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Jonathan Pryce as High Sparrow. Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO
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Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister. Photo: Macall B. Polay/HBO

Making Game of Thrones has a few more images for us:

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Maisie Williams as Arya Stark. Photo: Macall B. Polay/HBO
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Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen. Photo: Macall B. Polay/HBO
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Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark. Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

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There are a few more season 6 photos popping up around the internet:

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Susan Miller, Editor in Chief of WatchersOnTheWall.com

627 Comments

  1. Yara!

    Sansa and Theon look like crap. Arya looks creepy. Love it.

    Jaime and Tommen with Myrcella. . . 🙁 there was no antidote.

  2. So, my neighbors get a couple of days of respite from the burnings. They produced the first result, but I swear to Red God if the trailer doesn’t come out soon…

    Very happy to see Patrick Malahide in the pictures. And Gemma Whelan of course. Welcome back.

    Somewhat sad to not see Pilou Asbæk as Euron.

  3. I believe Bran and the Three-Eyed-Raven are standing at Winterfell because the wall textures are not dark enough to be Castle Black or Harrenhall and Winterfell (and the Dreadfort) have very similiar walls.

    And that makes sense with the flashbacks we already know about. Interesting that they seem to be both walking around in their vision.
  4. Love seeing Bran all grown up.
    The 5th photo of Jaime with Myrcella’s body…the look on his face. So sad.
    Glad to see Yara and Balon back.

    Kamali,

    Sure seems that way…

  5. Kamali:
    Sansa has a baby bump?

    isnt that a picture shortly after she jumped, she has the same clothes on. It would take some time for her to look really pregnant…

  6. Yea! Melisandre is red again 🙂
    and Deadpan still has hair. I guess they can’t risk making her “unpretty”?
    And is that Myrcella under that sheet or is Bronn playing a reall cruel joke?

  7. the slightest billow of fabric and she’s knocked up? lol
    I don’t think enough time has passed for her to be showing, plus I feel like jumping off a huge wall would have nipped that in the bud, for lack of a better term

  8. Nice!!!!!!
    So Bran is standing…

    Balon lol…

    No Euron 🙁

    Also probably no trailer Sunday since they like to spread stuff out…

  9. So happy right now! They look like they are all from the first few episodes.
    Poor Sansa and Theon, freezing in the winter snows. They look ragged and miserable 🙁 But I think one Sansa picture is missing… The one where she is alone in the snow?

    And I must admit, seeing Myrcella’s dead body in the sept with Jaime and Tommen also makes me very sad.

    Is Ramsay actually mourning for Myranda? He looks like he is contemplating something…

    Edit: Pics are all up now 🙂

  10. They look amazing. Sansa looks like she’s been through the wringer, hopefully dirt = character progression! Can’t wait.

    So so excited.

    Where is the Sansa in the snow picture? The one that makes her look like she has, heaven forbid, a tiny bump?

    ETA – Forget that! I see it now

  11. And some tried to tell me before they wouldn’t do Blind Beth -here’s hoping for wolf dreams 🙂

  12. I love that we’ll actually see Bran and the 3EC in the visions (reminds me of the Pensieve in Harry Potter). It’s so nice to see new footage, can’t wait for the trailer!

  13. Would make sense we wouldn’t see the new characters.

    How do any of them shave so frequently?

    How did anyone use to shave in the first place? Boy, the medieval centuries must have been just disgusting.

  14. I’m not seeing a Sansa baby bump. Prays to the gods she’s not pregnant with a demon spawn.

    Edit: Uh oh, I see it now in the updated photos.

    Bran is as tall as Bloodraven.

    That’s got to be a vision at WF, right? Definitely doesn’t look like the cave or the ToJ locations.

    Theon and Sansa look adequately disheveled to appear to have been on the run for a while.

    Brienne being indoors makes me doubt she finds Sansa and Theon, who are clearly out in the elements.

    Poor Myrcella. Poor Tommen. Poor Jaime. Suffer, Cersei, suffer.

    Uh oh, Septa Ulna appears to be giving Margery the ‘confess’ treatment.

  15. These pictures give away a lot:

    We learn that:
    – Myrcella is actually dead and Jaime returns to KL with her corpse (Nell Tiger Free is also returning for a cameo in Season 6)
    – Bran and Bloodraven will leave the cave and actually “visit” the places that Bran sees in his visions. In the picture they seem to be at Winterfell.
    – Balon Greyjoy is still alive
    – Roose Bolton is alive at the start of the season (regarding the “Winterfell is mine” speculations)
    – Melisandre will leave Castle Black
    – Sam and Gilly travel to Oldtown by boat
    – Sansa and Theon both survived the fall
    – And most shocking: Sansa seems to be pregnant with Ramsey’s child! 😮

  16. Great pics

    Glum looking Mel, Marge in the crypts, Waking Dream Bran is a good idea, makes his character more interesting then just boring cave scenes, plus we get to see a standing Brynden Rivers/Bloodraven etc

  17. – Davos and some smoke in front of him? Jon’s funerall pyre?
    -Melisandre doesn’t look depressed anymore and is leaving the wall. Before or after Jon’s funerall pyre?
    -I don’t think that sansa has a baby bump. The pictures are the aftermath of mother mercy and she is wearing the same clothes And she didn’t have one in that episode.
    -theon broke his legs, but sansa didn’t
    – bran can walk in his visions.?
    – brienne in a abandoned something? Maybe she finds theon and sansa hidding in there?

  18. YES! YES! YES!

    Brienne honey, get yourself a better wig!

    Blind Beth – I love it. What a great gift for a Thursday!

  19. Kamali,

    They’re not gonna make her pregnant. Besides if it was a babies bump that would means she’d have to have been away from winterfell at least 2 month, which is unlikely.

  20. Seeing all these pictures reminded me of how little I care about Dany’s story line. The others are just more exciting, despite not having dragons.

  21. Amazing!! I find the picture of Davos an interesting choice. That smoke swirling in the bottom left of the photo might be…

    …smoke from Jon’s funeral pyre before his resurrection? He seems to have a troubled look about him.

    And regarding Sansa, isn’t that just her sleeve sticking out of her dress as she reaches out to hold Theon’a arm. I don’t see a bump!

  22. Why are people acting so surprised at Myrcella being dead? HBO already confirmed it months ago.

  23. Well that removes any shadow of a doubt of Myrcella’s death, not just poisoning – they do sort of imply she’ll die in the next novel, and if it’s Tyene who ends up poisoning her perhaps this wasn’t the worst idea for a condensation (though I still think it was mishandled) — also, WTF Trystane is on the same ship?

    Thought: confirmation that Samwell and Gilly will be traveling by ship to Oldtown. Some had wondered if they’d condense it by making them go overland (which is silly). ***I really hope the Cinammon Wind has a Summer Islander crew. They’re one of the few examples of black characters actually in the storyline that even Martin directly cited on a shortlist.

    Greyjoys! Balon and Yara! I was worried Balon would remain offscreen.

    FUN FACT: When Arya is blind, it’s not CGI: Maisie Williams is wearing special jelly-like contacts which actually render her blind in real life (method acting).

  24. Wow, amazing pics!!

    Mel is leaving Castle Black with some warriors, who are they? I see a green cape in the bottom left corner…

    And is it me, or Theon broke something when he fell from the wall of Winterfell?? Maybe he can’t walk.

  25. Jack Bauer 24,

    Balon is still alive and scowling, Melisandre really didn’t do such good job with them leeches…
    I still think the trailer might happen Sunday, purely because HBO would relish releasing a blood-soaked trailer, featuring world’s worst husband Ramsey and a twincesting couple on Valentine’s Day.

  26. Ser Low-Res:

    Very happy to see Patrick Malahide in the pictures. And Gemma Whelan of course. Welcome back.

    Somewhat sad to not see Pilou Asbæk as Euron.

    SO happy to see Patrick M. and Gemma W. in the pictures! Wish we got to see Pilou as well (can’t wait to see how they grease him up) but that picture of Arya got me so charged. I am excited to see where that girls ends come episode 10.
    I am probably one of the few who could give a shit about Jaime (Jaime is “meh” but NCW is “meow”!) but I admit I am a wee surprised that they off’d Myrcella. I sort of expected an antidote from Trystane. This should make for an uncomfortable homecoming.
    Bran is HOT. Welcome back, baby. I do not feel creepy about saying it either. 🙂
    Sam, Gilly, Davos, Varys, Tyrion…they are all welcome sights!
    Why do I feel like Theon and Sansa are going to run into some trouble? I mean, that’s a given but all I can think is Ramsey and his dogs go hunting….

    Now we need a promo shot of McShane, with a shadowy figure of a Gravedigger in the background.
    I am a Hound girl to the core and nothing would top this season off more than seeing that man again.

  27. I just saw the title, haven’t seen the pictures, I just want to say HOOOOOOLLLYY SHIIIITTTT FINALLY SOMETHING FUCK YES

  28. let’s see, they released the Outlander season 2 trailer today releasing on the 9th and Silicon valley teaser trailer for season 2 releasing on the 24th.
    They released pictures for season 6 of game of Thrones, maybe something more this weekend if we are lucky.

  29. Why am I struggling to recognise that as Theon/Alfie Allen? I’m sure that must be him, but for some reason he looks a little different. (Edit: You know what it’s probably that shadow under his chin making it look like he’s got a new beard).

    Anyways, great pics and article. Nice to know the cliff-hanger characters like Sansa/Theon will probably be appearing in trailers too, if they’re releasing these images ahead of time! Can’t wait 😀

    Also, BALON OMG. I like to imagine that’s the first time he’s stood up out of his chair and looked around since the last time we saw him (S3E10).

  30. Moka:

    Mel is leaving Castle Black with some warriors, who are they? I see a green cape in the bottom left corner…

    Is that Sansa’s cloak in the Melisandre picture? The patterning on that cloak and the cloak in the Sansa pictures is pretty similar, but I’m not quite sure if it’s the same.

  31. Someone suggested Sansa was pregnant from a photo last year, and they were almost skewered. It could be (I mean, obviously it’s possible, people!), but even if it is, she could take care of that pretty easily I would think….should she want to. Or – she could be keeping her hands warm in some pockets. Or, maybe just found something to eat and leaned slightly. LOL. Us tall girls….gain 2 pounds and rumours fly.

    I am so so so hoping Euron is terrifyingly badass. He could do it so well.

  32. It;t not a baby pump, I check and it’s exactly the same outfit she wears when her and Theon jump last season. The way she is standing it looks like the material isn’t laying underneath one another creating a bulge.

    One quick google search of her season 5 clothes should confirm it’s the same outfit/ probably not laying flush from the jump and fall.

  33. interesting, it looks like sansa is in the mel pic at castle black, then again that could be someone else.

  34. Could Sansa be evolving into a version of Lady Stoneheart? Maybe she won’t be in name, or description, but….. Just a random thought.

  35. Thrilling pictures! Finally something to talk about.

    Anyone else notice the picture of Sam & Gilly? Sam looks like he’s upchucking into a bucket on a ship…why would Sam & Gilly be on a ship?

  36. No Walder Frey or anyone from Dorne either. Or Pod.

    Surprised to see not a single Dragon shot either.

  37. So I guess we’ll see Balon die on-screen? Maybe the show will spoil the truth about it

  38. In that vision (or whatever it is) I’m intrigued by the fact that Bran appears to be wearing a Stark Uniform. Did he have that under his clothes the whole time, or does he only wear it in visions. Also, The Three Eyed Raven has no long white bear nor long white hair, as he did in season 4. I know he’s recast, but still. Furthermore, he’s wearing extremely faded black robes, like maybe a very old nights watch cloak. Could this be what happens when they enter visions, that their appearance slightly change? Von Sydow looks like Maester Aemon, which I like 🙂

  39. Is Tyrion actually pouring the wine back in that last picture? IS he about to turn over a new leaf? 😀
    Sansa looks all dirtied up and ready for some action, finally. Poor Jaime. Daenerys looks beautiful. Ramsay and Papa look quite close in that picture. Creepy Arya. Sam and Gilly on a boat.
    Great pictures!

  40. Pounce:
    Sansa is pregnant, for sure.

    No, I don’t think so. If you look at it again, it appears that she has her hands in the pockets of the garment she is wearing under the cloak.

  41. HBO Game of Thrones BR facebooks page (a brazilian page) just released a photo of Dany that I havent seen here yet, She is handcuffed in front of a khal and next to his bloodriders, in a tend.

  42. Any speculation about what or who Roose and Ramsay are looking at? My bet would be Miranda’s corpse.

  43. Omarlittletheking:
    -I don’t think that sansa has a baby bump. The pictures are the aftermath of mother mercy and she is wearing the same clothes And she didn’t have one in that episode.
    -theon broke his legs, but sansa didn’t

    Agreed, no baby bump for Sansa. That’s just her clothes. I dont think Theon broke his legs. Looks like he’s begging for something (like for Sansa to kill him or forgive him) or giving her a vow.

  44. That pic where Theon is holding Sansa’s arm makes me think that he is trying to convince her to come with him to the II; they’re on the riverside and he’s already seated on the boat.

    Is the god of tits and wine actually pouring wine back into the flask?

  45. Now that we know Patrick Malahide will return, I wonder…

    … what Balon’s death scene will look like. Imagine him crossing the rope bridge in a storm with a hooded figure looking like an Ironborn soldier coming from the other side. When they are about to pass each other, the hooded man grabs Balon and throws him over the edge after a short fight. We get to see a shot on the man’s face as he watches Balon fall into the deep and see Tom Wlaschihas face wispering “Valar morghulis” 😀

    That would be awesome, but a little bit confusing as well as most viewers think that “Jaqen” is in Braavos with Arya. But a man has many faces and many men can have the same face.

  46. Am I hallucinating or is Theon coming out of a lake or something? That’s clearly water on the left side of the image, isn’t it?

  47. Omg. O_O

    This totally eases the wait for the trailer! The Stark girls are looking tough! Arya’s blind eyes look amazing. Love it! Oh man… Theon and Sansa. I can’t even. And there’s Brienne! Is it April yet??

  48. Sword of the Morning:
    Are Roose and Ramsay looking at a certain someone making a surprise return to Winterfell?

    It could be Brienne. She was right there and she’s got a pic of intense disgust looking at someone too.

  49. Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes!

    The shots with Myrcella are so tragic 🙁 And the ones at the Wall…oh I CANNOT WAIT FOR SEASON 6!!!!!!!

  50. Matthew The Dragon Knight:
    let’s see, they released the Outlander season 2 trailer today releasing on the 9th and Silicon valley teaser trailer for season 2 releasing on the 24th.
    They released pictures for season 6 of game of Thrones, maybe something more this weekend if we are lucky.

    I loved that Outlander trailer. April is a double wammy!

  51. HYPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS IMMEDIATELY

    Amazing omg I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited
    I have not read or seen any spoiler stuff and am dyinggg soooo this is AMAZING

    Also, don’t think Sansa is pregnant! Its the dress material im sure.

    Im speechless right now!

  52. Omarlittletheking:
    -I don’t think that sansa has a baby bump. The pictures are the aftermath of mother mercy and she is wearing the same clothes

    I don’t personally believe the “bump” exists, based on these photos, but I don’t think what clothes she’s wearing can be said to indicate much; she’s going to be wearing those clothes for a while, one would think. It’s not like she brought anything else to wear, and it’s a long trudge in any direction.

  53. Sanaa’s not pregnant. Actresses who are “Hollywood pregnant” are usually made up for it to look more obvious. There would have been hints about it too last season, Ramsey talking about needing an heir/Sansa worrying about it.

    Now the cloak in the left lower corner of the Melisandre picture looks similar to Sansa’s. Whether it’s her or someone else, it is too fancy for a random member of the Night’s Watch. Too ornate and not splatter with enough mud and other stuff for them.

  54. Theon looks more like Brad Dourif (who played Grima Wormtongue in LOTR) than Alfie Allen in this photo.

  55. The Dragon Demands: FUN FACT: When Arya is blind, it’s not CGI: Maisie Williams is wearing special jelly-like contacts which actually render her blind in real life (method acting).

    Yeah, there’s been a fair amount of information about Arya wearing contacts, both in pictures and in interviews with her.

  56. Ines:
    That pic where Theon is holding Sansa’s arm makes me think that he is trying to convince her to come with him to the II; they’re on the riverside and he’s already seated on the boat.

    That’s a plausible idea, though my own thinking is this: Theon’s too weak to go on, and he’s convincing Sansa to carry on going whilst he remains there to die. I honestly think he plans on swimming out into that lake and giving himself to the Drowned God like a true Ironborn.

    Also, here’s a thought (based on a book spoiler which may yet happen in season 6, so don’t click it if you haven’t read ADWD):

    As well as having a lake, that area also appears to be wooded. If Theon’s going to get his alone-in-the-godswood scene which I longed for in season 5, I’d say it’s now or never!

    *Optimism returns*

  57. Keep in mind these photos are all from the 1st episode. Maaayyybe the 2nd.

    No way in seven hells Sansa is pregnant. Are you serious people?

  58. Well, that picture of Balon Greyjoy all but confirms that the “spoiler” by that IMDB guy who claims to have seen the first 3 episodes is fake. He claimed that when we first see Balon’s body, he was “long dead.” That clearly isn’t the case.

  59. In the Mel picture, on the bottom left corner, there appears to be someone or something wearing a cloak.

    Am I crazy to think it looks like Sansa’s cloak?? The color of both cloaks is mossy-green and they both have swirly patterns on them.

    In the second Sansa picture, the detail of her cloak is clear. And to my eyes, it looks very similar to the one in the Mel pic. I don’t think anyone at Castle Black has a light colored cloak.

    Am I just seeing what I want to see?? LOL.

  60. BunBunStark:
    In the Mel picture, on the bottom left corner, there appears to be someone or something wearing a cloak.

    Am I crazy to think it looks like Sansa’s cloak?? The color of both cloaks is mossy-green and they both have swirly patterns on them.

    In the second Sansa picture, the detail of her cloak is clear. And to my eyes, it looks very similar to the one in the Mel pic. I don’t think anyone at Castle Black has a light colored cloak.

    Am I just seeing what I want to see?? LOL.

    That’s what I’m thinking. If it is, it would be confirmation of Sansa at Castle Black and an early meeting between a certain someone and Sansa. That would be great!

  61. Deesensfan,

    With all these great pictures, I can’t help but be amused someone’s only is complaining about Missandei’s outfit, but, hey, to each their own.

  62. It isn’t like we haven’t had characters not change clothes for awhile in the show before. Couldn’t Sansa and Theon wander for a bit. Maybe wherever they end up doesn’t have clothes for a young lady of Sansa’s size.

    So since Myrcella is definitely dead.
    and I don’t see them not killing or keeping Trystane prisoner of some sort (I guess there is the possibility if he tries valiantly to save her or something), does that mean the Martell line passes to Obara.

  63. Look at Sansa’s eyes in the full length picture. If that’s not a pic of a poor girl who has cried her eyes out, I don’t know what is. Maybe she’s just realized she’s pregnant. I hate to admit it, but that does kind of look like a bump. How long between Sansa’s wedding night and the subsequent nightly visits from Ramsay and the battle? It could have been two or three months. What a dilemma that would be for her, on top of everything else.

    Damn, I was hoping beyond hope that someone had the poison antidote handy. I was certain crazy Tyene slipped some into Bronn’s pocket when she gave the “bad pussy” line. I know, I know, we were told Myrcella was officially dead, but I didn’t want her to have to suffer for the craziness of the older women around her. And admit it, King’s Landing seems to make/change every woman there into a total loon, one way or another. Cersei, for sure; Ellaria was borderline crazy to begin with, then lost what was left of her mind when Oberyn was killed. Margaery will be totally changed. Looks like Sansa and Olenna got out in time, but poor Sansa is the poster child for “out of the frying pan … into a pile of Bolton/Baelish poop.”

    Yeah, it does suck to be Arya now, but she will never be a “no one.” Stark is too firmly ingrained into her very being to be given up completely. Maisie is a terrific little actress; she’s had to run the gamut of human emotions throughout this series – from the heights of childhood happiness to the depths of murderous despair and depravity and she’s pulled it off perfectly.

    You know that revenge thread some of you had going during the week? May I belatedly add Septa Unella to that list? There must be some deliciously horrible fate in store for that witch. I can’t imagine either Cersei or Marge letting her survive too much longer.

    Davos watching smoke – the only thing that makes that thought bearable is the thought of Jon standing up midst the flames and scaring the pants off every murderer in Castle Black … and anticipating the look on Melisandre’s face.

    I’ll say it again, can’t wait to see how Bran and Greenseeing is used this season. The pic of him and Bloodraven, both standing, seems like a guarantee they will be “walking” through the scenes Bran conjures.

  64. Demonmonkey:
    Kamali,

    What in the world are you talking about? She’s cloaked and bent over! You can’t even see her midsection.

    I see now. That second picture of Sansa wasn’t there the first time I looked. Must have been my phone malfunctioning. Man that would suck. And it would also be so far from the books.

  65. You’re right, that is definitely Sansa at Castle Black in the Mel picture! Compare the cloak in the left corner of the Mel picture to the one in the first Sansa photo:
    http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/exclusive-pictures-season-6

    It’s the same design! So Sansa will actually reach Castle Black and leave with Mel. But what happens to Theon?

    How does he get to the Iron Islands from there? Who will help him? Will Yara come to CB?

    Also, I doubt that Brienne and Pod will find Sansa and Theon and take the to CB? We now that they

    will be in the Riverlands by mid-season and it would not much sense for them to leave Sansa behind and cross the dangerous Bolton territory AGAIN to go back to the Riverlands.
  66. I don’t know how long that candle burned for but it seems Brienne might have got back to that inn and looked out the window towards Winterfell only to realize she blew her opportunity to save Sansa by seeking justice for Renly.

  67. Nymeria Warrior Queen: Yeah, there’s been a fair amount of information about Arya wearing contacts, both in pictures and in interviews with her.

    I don’t think the lenses made Maisie (temporarily) blind but she did suffer a very bad reaction to them.

  68. Isabel:
    Already eyerolling at Missandei’s outfit.

    I’m eyeBALLING the outfit. It’s insane, and I want it.

    Unella is reading to Marge, isn’t she?

  69. Yes! I needed that!

    I’ve never seen Sansa so dirty. I guess they survived the jump! To me, it looks like she is helping Theon continue on.

  70. About the whole “Standing Bran” thing…

    Its obvious he is being trained and the training is taking place between him and the tree druid within his mind.

    If I remember correctly, time travel is possible through the “eyes” of trees and Bran is just being taught how to maneuver through these visions that he is now able to see via trees/animals/nature.

    It doesn’t necessary always have to be a flashback, if could just be Bran maneuvering through the tree visions mentally in present time.

    But it’s exciting that many of Bran’s scenes will be his mental visions so we no longer have to always see him crippled.

  71. Nymeria Warrior Queen:
    Deesensfan,

    With all these great pictures, I can’t help but be amused someone’s only is complaining about Missandei’s outfit, but, hey, to each their own.

    Especially since it’s very similar to the outfit she wore in the last episode.

  72. Arya looks very scary in these pictures. Channeling the misery from wearing those contacts, I see.

  73. Deesensfan,

    Hahaha. I’m glad you could figure out what I meant, since I left out a couple of words and didn’t realize it until it was too late to edit.

  74. Notice the difference between this picture of Bran Stark, and the one which came out in December? In this photo, Bran is standing, is wearing his Winterfell clothes (It’s a vision) and in the other photo, he was balancing on horseback, wearing rags.

    I really suspect that he’s leaving the cave in S6.
  75. Could it be?? Is Tyrion sobering up? He’s pouring the wine back into the bottle. Reminds me of his talk with Dany where she takes his wine away from him.

  76. Maester Murks:
    Theon looks more like Brad Dourif (who played Grima Wormtongue in LOTR) than Alfie Allen in this photo.

    Yep, I thought the same thing.

    Someone mentioned that Blood Raven appears to be wearing tattered Night’s Watch clothing. I agree. Considering it’s probably decades old, it’s held up pretty well.

    As for Bran’s leather jerkin-thingy, it looks incredibly similar to the one he’s been wearing since his escape from Winterfell. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s still wearing it in S6. Just like Arya wore that cream-colored blouse all through S2-S5, until she changed into the House of B&W dress.

  77. Aryamad: This totally eases the wait for the trailer! The Stark girls are looking tough! Arya’s blind eyes look amazing. Love it! Oh man… Theon and Sansa. I can’t even. And there’s Brienne! Is it April yet??

    Lol, yeah, until about midnight tonight, then we will be really clamoring. This was an effective appetizer.

  78. Im sure it’s nothing but looking at the Mel picture closely, the rider behind her on the left (who is mostly cropped out) has what appears to be a white hilt on their sword ( long claw?)

  79. Weirwood Leaf:
    Thrilling pictures! Finally something to talk about.

    Anyone else notice the picture of Sam & Gilly? Sam looks like he’s upchucking into a bucket on a ship…why would Sam & Gilly be on a ship?

    Fastest way to get to oldtown. Head for the coast and take a ship.

  80. So I leave my house and go for a long run in the cold winter air, thinking it will be a nice respite from constantly wondering if we might get a trailer. Of course, I wind up listening to Ramin Djawdi’s score on my run, so I think Game of Thrones anyway. When I return, there are 20 beautiful, brand-new photos from Season 6 for us to obsess over! It seems that the Old Gods of HBO marketing finally heard our prayers, both the silent and the not-so-silent! Balon! Yara! Max von Sydow! Roose! Sansa and Theon! Jaime and Cersei! Blind Arya! Disheveled Daenerys! A new style for Grey Worm! More wine for Tyrion! And much more!

    Pouring over these will keep me busy for the next few hours! No more work for me today 🙂

    And to add my two cents to the debate raging above … no, Sansa is not pregnant.

  81. There is NO WAY Sansa is pregnant. I feel certain in saying that isn’t going to be her storyline. She’s not going to wander around in the wild long enough to suddenly grow a baby bump. And if she WAS pregnant, you think Sansa Stark – the one who is finally coming into her own – is going to keep the baby born of rape from the Bolton bastard who stole her home and whose family killed hers? Again, let alone wander around in the wild long enough to grow a baby bump of said bastard of Bolton while being hunted by him.

    People, use your brains!!!

  82. I agree that the green cloak that is next to Melisandre at Castle Black does indeed look like the inside of Sansa’s coat. Squee!!!

  83. Hahahahahaha, love seeing Roose Bolton’s eyeballs popping out of his head. What could they be looking at. 😀 😀

  84. Lord Parramandas: She already arrived at CB in Mother’s Mercy.

    Weirwood Leaf:
    Thrilling pictures! Finally something to talk about.

    Anyone else notice the picture of Sam & Gilly? Sam looks like he’s upchucking into a bucket on a ship…why would Sam & Gilly be on a ship?

    Fastest way to get to oldtown. Head for the coast and take a ship.

    Lord Parramandas: She already arrived at CB in Mother’s Mercy.

    Yes, forgot about that. But still. With presumably Sansa on her side she might have been the person to save Sansa (and bring her back to CB).

  85. Honestly, the first thing that jumped out at me was: Dear Red God I hope they retcon Bloodraven’s second eye and give him one proper eye. His right eye is obscured in this image (so there’s no telling if he has a second eye or a wine-stain birthmark) but I hope they take the opportunity to do the character right since they went ahead and recast him.

  86. Luka Nieto: Oh do shut up.

    You are condemned to be free. Condemned, because you did not create yourself, yet you are responsible for your own actions.

  87. I love how they are going to physically they are putting Bran and Blood Raven in the scene but they are actually just watching… Instead of a making it seem as if they are peering through a looking glass

  88. The Sword Of The Moaning,

    Ghost of High Heart told us the truth already

    about Balon’s death. She was right about everyone’s death.
    The old gods stir and will not let me sleep. I dreamt I saw a shadow with a burning heart butchering a golden stag, aye. I dreamt of a man without a face, waiting on a bridge that swayed and swung. On his shoulder perched a drowned crow with seaweed hanging from his wings. I dreamt of a roaring river and a woman that was a fish. Dead she drifted, with red tears on her cheeks, but when her eyes did open, oh, I woke from terror. All this I dreamt, and more.
  89. Ace of Mace,

    I hate to break this to you, but you don’t have to be married to get pregnant. I mean, the article is rubbish, and clear copy-pasted from a million other is this celebrity pregnant? clickbait article, but still.

  90. BunBunStark:
    In the Mel picture, on the bottom left corner, there appears to be someone or something wearing a cloak.

    Am I crazy to think it looks like Sansa’s cloak?? The color of both cloaks is mossy-green and they both have swirly patterns on them.

    In the second Sansa picture, the detail of her cloak is clear. And to my eyes, it looks very similar to the one in the Mel pic. I don’t think anyone at Castle Black has a light colored cloak.

    Am I just seeing what I want to see?? LOL.

    I thought this cloak thing was silly until I brought the pictures up on a bigger screen. That absolutely looks like the patterns on her cloak. Is there any way that this isn’t a picture of Mel at Castle Black? I am thinking it would be very Mel to see Sansa in the flames (a la Fake Arya) and go get her. Or maybe she just did and now they are coming home to Castle Black???? It is a fun theory!

  91. The Sword Of The Moaning:
    So I guess we’ll see Balon die on-screen? Maybe the show will spoil the truth about it

    For me that’s the best confirmation of these pics !

    I really feared he’d die off-screen but I really want to see that bridge-in-a-storm scene !

  92. Team Hodor: Fastest way to get to oldtown. Head for the coast and take a ship.

    So, if we get a scene with Sam and Gilly on a ship… what if they take the route along the westcoast and come across a certrain pirate ship with black sails and a silent crew? 😉

  93. I’ve been refreshing this post repeatedly, reading everyone’s responses/opinions as they roll in, for over an hour… so much fun.

    I adjusted my Twitter settings earlier this week so I would be notified when the GoT Twitter account posted something (because I knew something new would drop soon). I got each photo as they posted them, a few seconds later, squealing in my car in a grocery store parking lot. A lady was parked next to me and looked at me like I was batshit crazy- squealing staring at my phone, haha.

    I’m almost 100% certain the trailer will drop by the time we go to bed Sunday night. Maybe even before….

    I’m so impatient yet excited at the same time… it’s been a long time since I’ve looked forward to something so much!

  94. Duh okay,

    HMMM….

    There’s a theory that says that the whole Jon’s stabbing is in fact Bran’s dream, so in reality he’s not dead yet.
    That cropped figure in the pic does look like Jon SNOW, not Stark or Targaryen, leaving Castle Black. Maybe he was somehow warned of the high possibility of treason and decides to leave before that happens.

  95. Pep: I love that we’ll actually see Bran and the 3EC in the visions (reminds me of the Pensieve in Harry Potter). It’s so nice to see new footage, can’t wait for the trailer!

    That makes me wonder how the “visions” will work. Bran and Bloodraven will be walking around in these visions, and Bran will be riding a horse in one. Is that just how they project themselves into the vision a la Dumbledore & Harry, so that they move about as they will but they are not “there” insofar as anyone else is concerned? Or will they inhabit the bodies of people who are present, and the camera will just show us Bran & Bloodraven because those are the two characters we know?

    My bet is that it will be the latter, at least on TV. Visually, that would be much easier to follow.

    Deesensfan: Also, Melisandre looks depressed

    It is really hard to tell with stills: to me, she looks very serious as if she is both thinking hard and quite angry. However, so many moods invoke the same facial expression at one point or another that it’s always hard to tell. After all, who amongst us does not have pictures in which we have some deranged or seriously goofy look on our face simply because of the timing of the shot?

    Lyannaes: I hate to break this to you, but you don’t have to be married to get pregnant.

    And one would hope that the young lady is smart enough to use birth control. I should think that any 20 year old would be well-informed about that.

  96. Ines: That cropped figure in the pic does look like Jon SNOW, not Stark or Targaryen, leaving Castle Black.

    Why would Jon look different after Melisandre revives him? Jon Snow/Stark/Targaryen are all just different phonetics for the same person, any way.

  97. Wayne Gleeson: Oh look, Tyrion and wine in the same picture..

    Yes, but it does look like he’s pouring it back into the flagon, as someone above mentioned.

    Maybe, after seeing the starvation that’s rumored to be coming, then a (drunken?) vision of Shae, he’s swearing off the booze and getting down to ruling. Next stop, a peek at the dragons!
  98. Ines,

    I hadn’t even noticed the water. I wonder if she is sending him home and he is trying to get her to go along with him.

  99. Ines: There’s a theory that says that the whole Jon’s stabbing is in fact Bran’s dream, so in reality he’s not dead yet.

    If that were the case, then GRRM would have written it from Bran’s PoV, with Bran watching on helplessly as the events unfold.

  100. Love the Sallador Saan theory, would be a great show moment. Also does this mean we see Euron waste Balon on screen?

  101. Thronetender,

    I think he’s offering the wine to Missandei and Grey Worm because Tyrion himself needs a drink (as they may be discussing the load of problems they face without Dany), and they both politely pass on the wine, so he’s actually just pouring his glass back in- instead of just drinking by himself anyway (as he usually does). Wouldn’t surprise me if Missandei or Grey Worm make a comment after turning down the wine how Tyrion needs to be sharp right now and should probably not get drunk. That’s how I read that picture. I know we’re all just guessing- but it’s fun! 🙂

  102. Maester Murks: Theon looks more like Brad Dourif (who played Grima Wormtongue in LOTR) than Alfie Allen in this photo

    He also played Doc Cochran on Deadwood; he was one of my favs on that show, aside from Ian McShane’s brilliant portrayal of Al Swearengen, Which, of course, leads to the obvious question of where are pics of McShane in costume for GoT!!! We don’t even know for sure the name of the character he’s playing. I’m looking forward to seeing that.

    Maybe they are saving sights of him and Euron for the trailer. You know, the trailer which must surely be coming this weekend as a gesture of love and appreciation from HBO to all us devoted and near-demented rabid fans. LOVE LOVE LOVE< love is all you need, and a damned TRAILER to pick apart. Lordy, if we are this crazed over these pics, imagine what we are going to do for the trailer…

  103. Wimsey: Why would Jon look different after Melisandre revives him?Jon Snow/Stark/Targaryen are all just different phonetics for the same person, any way.

    Fair enough, it’s just that if he indeed died by treason, getting stabbed by his former co-crows, when he ressurects he’d immediatelly tossed the black clothes of the watch, wouldn’t bear to walk around with them. And he’d leave the Snow persona behind

  104. Nothing really that spoilerific…. I actually think all these photos are from the first 2 episodes, maybe 3. The only one that’s interesting is Bran and Bloodraven…. both walking?? If it’s a vision, well, it doesn’t matter…. but if it’s not…. I guess there’s very little chance of that, how could Bloodraven look so good? He’s what? 150?

  105. Why would they release these pics now if they were planning on releasing the trailer this weekend? I have a bad feeling about the trailer coming on Sunday. I think not…

  106. RyanMcTwist:
    The Dragon Demands,

    The Dragon Demands,

    I think it’d be cool if Salladhor Saan brought Sam and Gilly to Oldtown.

    Oooo, I like that idea. The last we saw of Salladhor (in the show) was is Braavos when Davos was strong-arming him to go North with Stannis. I always assumed the ships that carried the Wildlings from Hardhome were at least some of Salladhor’s ships.

    Maybe by S6 he’s grown tired of waiting around at Eastwatch for Stannis and sails off – with Sam and Gilly in tow. Would be a nice way to catch up with a minor character and elimate the need to introduce a new ship captain or crew.

  107. TheKingWhoCares,

    I hope it’s something like this:
    Balon is in his room, discussing war plans with Aeron and the Reader. He gets the news that Torrhen’s Square has fallen after a long siege. The Reader advises him to surrender to the Iron Throne or risk another Siege of Pyke. Aeron says that the Drowned God will protect them if they keep the Old Way blah, blah, blah… (typical Damphair religious rant).
    Balon gets angry and asks them both to leave. Aeron reminds him he doesn’t have an heir. Balon tells him that if something happens to him, he wants Yara to succeed him.
    Once alone, we can see he feels defeated and depressed. A guard comes closer and Balon tells him to leave. He doesn’t.
    Balon gets up from his chair angrily and the guard starts to strangle him. They struggle for a while until they come outside and the guard throws him over a bridge (I really hope the VFX are better than Lysa Arryn’s). Then, the guard takes of his face, showing that he’s a Faceless Man, and throws the guard’s face into the ocean (we don’t get to see his new face.)
  108. Vegodread,

    Somebody else has already said it upthread. Last year they released the trailer and the stills the same day, so it’s not impossible to get a trailer on sunday. I still have hope 🙂

  109. Wylie,

    You beat me to the punch. 🙂

    They’ve released new photos the same day as the trailer before… but I’m not holding my breath. I’m still expecting it’ll be on Sunday with VINYL.

  110. Ace of Mace: How can she be pregnant when she is not even married?

    I mean, I’m sure those “news” are tabloid bullshit… But is your question actually serious? Are you 5 years old?

  111. Deesensfan:
    Why do people think Balon is going to die?

    I mean. I guess he will eventually …

    Hmmm, since you’re spoiler-free, might want to be careful what you ask. You may get an answer from someone, who doesn’t know you’re spoiler-free, that you were not expecting or wanting.

  112. Danielle Stark: Say wha…??!
    It’s entirely possible to impregnate a woman who is not married. Are you kidding?
    You must be a troll.

    Danielle StarkQuote Reply

    Nah, when I read this, I laughed. I took it as him joking. Let’s cut each other a little slack on here. No lynch mobs, yet. The season hasn’t even started. I’m sure there will be so much shit to stew about even after the first episode, we can spare our fellow posters some grief right now. We have ourselves so worked up over these pics, we’re getting jumpy about everything.

  113. I don’t need him to be albino and have a huge birthmark shaped like a raven, but is it too much to ask for Bloodraven to have one gosh darn eye? They included the “Thousand eyes, and one” line in the show, they recast the character and even cut his hair and beard in the reboot. Why can’t they make the 150 year old tree wizard look different from every other old man in the show?

  114. If Sansa were pregnant, that would be a big spoiler that I’m sure they wouldn’t want to reveal in publicity stills. I remember her dress looking like that last season and thinking it wasn’t very flattering.

    These pics are exciting … I actually woke up this morning wondering if we’d get anything today, because in the past, I believe they released stuff on the Thursday or Friday before the trailer debuted.

  115. Gah! I wanted Myrcella to be alive! And no hint of Snow?! Not even a smidge?! What about Dorne, or the newbies like the Tarly’s? Oh well, we’ll get the trailer soon.

  116. Dany ~ love her messy hair. Arya ~ love her long hair and milky blind eyes. Bran ~ love the sculpted cheek bones. And those hottie Dothraki guys ……. yum. Can’t wait till April!

  117. Maybe the hint of Jon Snow is that he isn’t pictured! If he were dead, they would’ve shown a dead Jon Snow. Why do we care so much about this character?

  118. Oh these are exciting. Guess I don’t need to buy that grainy footage.

    *stuffs pics of Nymeria Warrior Queen‘s rack in her pocket to save for more desperate times*

    The picture of Sansa is clear pregnancy-baiting. She could be. I mean she told Theon Ramsay hurt her every night and Myranda did say Ramsay only needed Sansa for one thing. I think the speculation either way just builds excitement. That’s some damn good marketing right there.

    The hint of Sansa with Melisandre is great.

    Love that Myrcella is actually covered in a golden shroud.

    The Tyrion and Varys pictures are the least interesting of the lot. There’s nothing really there in them to talk about, except Tyrion emptying the glass of wine and…okay. Tyrion goes to AA, got it.

    The Boltons appear to be getting bad news and Ramsay looks like he’s at a funeral in the one alone (aw, he misses Myranda).

  119. Tyrion Pimpslap,

    The picture is clearly from a vision (Bran is standing up). Besides we have have already seen the tree wizard version of Blood Raven. There is no indication that they changed it so radically.

  120. Name *,

    I think you are right. Good job noticing it. Sometimes I’ve noticed different characters having clothes with exactly same design (eg: Margaery and Olenna), but this cloak is different. The patterning does look a lot like Sansa’s cloak, and we don’t have anyone at Castle Black who might be wearing a cloak like that. What with Selyse dead and the only other females at the Wall being wildlings.. (None of the men at CB/North wears cloaks with design)

    Another thing – Bran looks nearly as tall as BR, but von Sydow is 6’4″ while Isaac is 5’9″. Is it possible that he is sitting on some special saddle?

  121. HotPinkLipstick:

    The picture of Sansa is clear pregnancy-baiting. She could be. I mean she told Theon Ramsay hurt her every night and Myranda did say Ramsay only needed Sansa for one thing. I think the speculation either way just builds excitement. That’s some damn good marketing right there.

    Well said. And I agree that the speculation is fun.

    The photo that intrigues me most is the one with Theon and Sansa. Has he met up – coincidentally – with Yara and is headed home? Is he trying to convince Sansa to come with him? Sansa certainly isn’t going to be left behind in the snow by herself. Who else is with her?

    Its all so interesting.

  122. Grailking:
    AKladybird,

    I did not like Frank’s reaction to Claire, what you think of the red dress?

    What didn’t you like about his reaction? I’m so surprised they included that scene at the end of the trailer. It’s a big spoiler about what happens, although if you read the book, you know that happens early one (I wanted to throw my kindle when I read it and had to check to make sure I was reading the correct book, haha) Love the red dress, hope she brings her fan or Jamie will be upset 😉

  123. I sure hope Max von Sydow looks different in the cave than in the visions. The look in S5 was already a disappointment to me (old man sitting in a tree, instead of corpselike half-man-half-tree grotesque), so i was hoping for a better look in S6. Now, even the beard is gone?

  124. Maester Murks:
    I sure hope Max von Sydow looks different in the cave than in the visions. The look in S5 was already a disappointment to me (old man sitting in a tree, instead of corpselike half-man-half-tree grotesque), so i was hoping for a better look in S6. Now, even the beard is gone?

    Also, he has TWO eyes!

  125. I wonder if Theon is helping to get Sansa into the river to throw off their scent and hides their footprints so that Ramsey can’t follow them. Remember, Theon has been on “hunts” with Ramsey and knows what he does with the dogs. This time they have lightly more of a head start.

  126. aabe:
    Name *,

    I think you are right. Good job noticing it. Sometimes I’ve noticed different characters having clothes with exactly same design (eg: Margaery and Olenna), but this cloak is different. The patterning does look a lot like Sansa’s cloak, and we don’t have anyone at Castle Black who might be wearing a cloak like that. What with Selyse dead and the only other females at the Wall being wildlings.. (None of the men at CB/North wears cloaks with design)

    I think the Mel picture is from Season 5 Episode 5. When Stannis leaves Winterfell. The cloak could be either Shireens (very similar) or Selyse’s.
    See this pic from the same episode. Same horse. Same bridle.

    http://8840-presscdn-0-18.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/melisandre-castle-black.jpg

  127. How about Bran standing? I dont think he’ll ever walk again but he’s probably in a flashback in that screenshot. Watching whatever is happening up close.

  128. Thronetender,

    I apologize. Sometimes sarcasm/jokes on the internet go right over my head and I take it too literally. If I can’t hear your voice, I might take your words the wrong way. Sorry! I think I’m going to go back to being a lurker instead of a commenter… these new pics inspired me to come out of hiding.

  129. Ines: he’d immediatelly tossed the black clothes of the watch, wouldn’t bear to walk around with them. And he’d leave the Snow persona behind

    I do not think that is the case. To the contrary: I suspect that if Jon is told that he is free of his vows because he died and was revived, he is will: 1) be skeptical that he really died; and, 2) argue that even if that is true, then that is the “letter of the law” and not the “spirit of the law”: and Jon will adhere to the spirit of the law rather than the letter.

    Mandzipop: This time they have lightly more of a head start.

    Given that Ramsay will probably first search Winterfell for them, they might get a considerable head start. Moreover, Ramsay will immediately assume that they are making for Castle Black: and if Sansa goes elsewhere, then Ramsay will be heading the wrong way. (I do wonder if this will be a setup for Thorne & the Nationalist contingent joining forces with Ramsay & other northerners against Jon and the Wildlings.) Moreover, given that MB&W have conveniently hung a tree god on the wall, they might fire it by having him guide Sansa elsewhere.

    AKladybird: Also, he has TWO eyes!

    And Bran is walking! This tells us that the selves in the visions do not directly correspond to the selves plugged into the trees. It looks like Bran will be able to imagine himself as he wishes that he was (riding a horse, in northern war gear, etc.)

    mariamb: The absence of Trystane from the photo on the boat is making me hopeful that Bronn tossed him overboard.

    It would be more probable that Trystane kicked Bronn & Jaime off of the ship. After all, he is the one who would be in charge.

  130. Yeah there are some major spoilers in these pictures!!! I feel like some of thos should have been left a surprise like Myracella’s death alsoTheon/Reek and Sansa surviving the fall and practically coming out unscathed. I would have preferred to be kept in suspense about those tidbits. Of course I could have not clicked tis article but I am an uber fan and could not resist!

    I also agree with and 2nd this comment…

    ” Thought: confirmation that Samwell and Gilly will be traveling by ship to Oldtown. Some had wondered if they’d condense it by making them go overland (which is silly). **I really hope the Cinammon Wind has a Summer Islander crew. They’re one of the few examples of black characters actually in the storyline that even Martin directly cited on a shortlist”

    I have hoped the Summer Islanders would play a larger role in the long run since reading the Samwelly/Gilly ship pages. At the very least I hope the show does bring to the screen those beautiful aspects of Summer Islander culture. It would be great to see them in that context. So far we have only seen them aligning/clashing with other cultures … eg. on the show we had Sahlador Saan being brought into the Westerosi culture by war and Zaro Zarhon Doxhus (I know I am not spelling any names correctly here) aligning himself with Quarthean culture to climb the status ladder or Missandei being stolen from her culture and enslaved before ending up aligning with Dany. I for one would just really like a direct view of Summer Islander life.

    The Dragon Demands,

  131. Wimsey: I do not think that is the case. To the contrary: I suspect that if Jon is told that he is free of his vows because he died and was revived, he is will: 1) be skeptical that he really died; and, 2) argue that even if that is true, then that is the “letter of the law” and not the “spirit of the law”: and Jon will adhere to the spirit of the law rather than the letter.

    At the end of ADWD Jon convinces himself he’s not really breaking his vows by marching to Winterfell. By that point, he’s following the spirit of the law, instead of the letter of the law… for which he’s prompty assassinated.

    That said, I agree Jon will remain to protect the Wall —he knows the real enemy. But he’ll bend the rules a little bit (he already has), and I think he’ll be in command of a new kind of watchers on the wall, not necessarily the Night’s Watch as it was.

  132. he’s barfing
    she’s not preggers
    it’s not longclaw
    it’s not her cloak
    it’s not smoke it condensation fog

    more important than all this…

    what are the Bolton’s looking at with startlement/surprise?
    Baleon looking at his killer? 3rd leech didn’t work dammit, but this might be worth it
    Brienne is significantly WOUNDED… sword-arm side….
    is the Sansa/Theon (go on without me) image the same place and time as Yara?

    Remember Stannis’s wife in the snow – that was the big reveal last time…

    BTW Tyrion scar looks EPIC – I swear it’s real….

  133. Danielle Stark: I apologize. Sometimes sarcasm/jokes on the internet go right over my head and I take it too literally. If I can’t hear your voice, I might take your words the wrong way. Sorry! I think I’m going to go back to being a lurker instead of a commenter… these new pics inspired me to come out of hiding.

    Oh honey, no apologies necessary. We are all guilty of misinterpretation sometimes. And if my text came through as too much of a chide instead of a tiny tweak, MY apologies – it was meant mostly as a stroke, not a stick. 🙂 See smiley, prob should have put one in. Don’t lurk, stay in, stay in. At least you have spirit! 🙂

  134. Deesensfan,

    I know, that confused me at first. But it just seems too similar to not be that episode. I think either they couldn’t show anything from S6 with Mel in it that wouldn’t give something away, or they really liked the pic and added the snow. In either case, it signals she’s around and alive. At least for a little while.

  135. I just realized that I’m not nearly as obsessed as some. I can wait for the trailer….because the season is still quite a ways away. I want little things to sustain me until then, not a big long wait between trailer and show. Leading up to each episode, I get anxious (the only show to affect me like that). It’s a tenuous balance. I never feel quite so deflated as when that last episode for the year airs.

    So I can wait, and anticipate, and be happy that a whole glorious season is soon…but not just yet. 🙂

  136. B:
    Yeah there are some major spoilers in these pictures!!! I feel like some of thos should have been left a surprise like Myracella’s death alsoTheon/Reek and Sansa surviving the fall and practically coming out unscathed. I would have preferred to be kept in suspense about those tidbits. Of course I could have not clicked tis article but I am an uber fan and could not resist!

    I also agree with and 2nd this comment…

    ” Thought: confirmation that Samwell and Gilly will be traveling by ship to Oldtown. Some had wondered if they’d condense it by making them go overland (which is silly). **I really hope the Cinammon Wind has a Summer Islander crew. They’re one of the few examples of black characters actually in the storyline that even Martin directly cited on a shortlist”

    I have hoped the Summer Islanders would play a larger role in the long run since reading the Samwelly/Gilly ship pages. At the very least I hope the show does bring to the screen those beautiful aspects of Summer Islander culture. It would be great to see them in that context. … I for one would just really like a direct view of Summer Islander life.

    The Dragon Demands,

    Nope. Apparently the Summer Islanders “missed the boat” on this one because it’s just a couple of white dudes in the background of the Sam/Gilly ship. So no really cool bows and battle techniques either. Those moments in Sam’s voyage were some of the only things getting me through that storyline in some parts. 🙁

    Now that I think about it, why did they have Gilly humping on Sam last season if they are going to literally be in the same place this season to make that happen?

  137. Is that Chuku Modu (Ahko) guarding the back of the tent in the last Dany picture? I can’t pick out who the other guard is.

  138. Deesensfan:
    Lisa0527,

    It wasn’t snowing in that episode

    Yep, correct. And furthermore, why would HBO release a S5 Melisandre pic amongst all the other pictures that are clearly labeled S6? By mistake? To deceive? Nah. That Mel picture is from S6.

  139. Deesensfan,

    I’m not sure, but, I just watched 5/10 today right before these pics came out and it is as if time stood still. That’s exactly how she looked when she rode into Castle Black. I mean, exactly.

  140. Yara, Dany, Theon, Arya, Sansa, Jaime, Sam, Gilly all in/on/by the water. The Drowned God is around this year.

  141. Luka Nieto: At the end of ADWD Jon convinces himself he’s not really breaking his vows by marching to Winterfell. By that point, he’s following the spirit of the law, instead of the letter of the law… for which he’s prompty assassinated.

    Well, the letter of the law says that Jon has to defend the Wall, too. As such, I would argue that Jon is following neither spirit nor letter here as both letter and spirit are assuming that nobody from Westeros is going to declare war on the Wall! Once Ramsay does that, both letter and spirit are trapped in logical paradox: Jon can adhere to the the letter and spirit demanding defense of the Wall, or the letter and spirit demanding that he not involve himself in Westerosi politics by doing so: but adhering to one means violating the other.

    Perhaps the truest adherence to letter and spirit would have been to return Ramsay’s wife and Reek: however, Jon could not do this as he did not have Ramsay’s wife and he has no idea who Reek even is. And, of course, the whole situation with Stannis’ people is another logical paradox: in the eyes of Tommen suppporters, Jon is harboring an enemy of the realm and thus violating Westerosi law; in the eyes of a neutral party, it is undecided as to whether Stannis or Tommen is the legitimate king, and thus Ramsay is violating both the letter and spirit of the law when asking Jon to turn over Stannis’ people. In our world, things usually are described the latter way when they are happening, and the former way in history books years after the facts.

    (As for Jon’s assassination, that was for letting the Wildlings into Westeros, just as on the show: Bowen Marsh flat out tells Jon that he is committing treason by doing this.)

    But as for what Jon does on the Wall, well, that will be interesting to see. My bet is that the NW Nationalists under Thorne will wind up being a figurative thorn in Jon’s side throughout most of Winter. In all of our discussion of how things would fall out after the Nationalists attempt to assassinate Jon, we never considered: who are the northmen at the Wall going to support? I now am wondering if on the show, Jon’s assassination coincides with Northerners arriving to help Thorne drive away the Wildlings.

  142. Moka,

    I wonder if Mel and an escort of Jon’s friends, mostly WIldings are taking him out to burn him, and instead she resurrects him? He’s no longer Jon Snow, Lord Commander. He can now be Jon Stark or Jon Targaryen or WTF ever.

  143. HotPinkLipstick: The Boltons appear to be getting bad news and Ramsay looks like he’s at a funeral in the one alone (aw, he misses Myranda).

    I hope the news is that an angry army is just about at their gates. It looks weird to see Ramsay standing there so placidly, with his hands clasped so serenely. You just know all sorts of mayhem is coursing through that nasty head. Gotta hand it to Iwan, he seems so nice in person and on other shows, yet he can skim the pits of Hell in portraying Rams. They said that Jack Gleeson/Joffrey was the nicest person as well. Don’t know what that means, just thought I’d mention it.

    Yeah, for sure save that pic of NWQ’s rack. We might need some diversions in the coming weeks if that trailer doesn’t come Sunday.

  144. Judibatt: Now that I think about it, why did they have Gilly humping on Sam last season if they are going to literally be in the same place this season to make that happen?

    They almost certainly will not be on the boat for more than their opening scenes. They probably will use that for some “let’s talk about stuff to remind the audience of who we are and why were are here” dialog.

  145. I’m actually looking forward to seeing Balon again now that his Great Northern Invasion has completely collapsed. (Roose basically said in Season 4 that Moat Cailin was the last real Ironborn stronghold and once they took it, the North was theirs.)

    Bet that offer Theon gave you from Robb doesn’t seem like such a bad idea NOW huh Balon?!?

    Also more Sophie/Allen should be good, even though they’ll be separating soon enough.

    And Bran is all grown up now. Yowza.

  146. Kay: Is Tyrion actually pouring the wine back in that last picture? IS he about to turn over a new leaf?

    That was my thought as well. He’s doing the Haymitch Maneuver getting his act together. Pivotal moment!

  147. That is NOT Greyworm in the picture with missandei and Tyrion. I thought it was at first, but the face is quite different, doen’t look like him at all. Besides, he’s wearing different clothes. Could be a redress for grey worm, but seriously look at him, the statue, the face, the little bump at the front of his pants. It looks like he’s in the scene somehow, though it could just be some mereneese servant. It is weird though, that we’ve never seen the outfit/uniform before, which makes me think it could be a new character. I’m gonna go with an extremely long shot here. Quentin!

  148. damphairintheshowplease!:
    … but seriously look at him, the statue, the face, the little bump at the front of his pants…

    😀

    I don’t think it’s Grey Worm either, but I don’t think Quentyn is part of show canon, since Trystane was introduced as the Martell heir.

  149. Ok so either we get the trailer Sunday, or I think they’ll wait until March. They like to space stuff out. We got the EW Bran pic and interview December 28th, then 25 days later the House Teasers on January 22nd, and now 20 days later this batch of HQ photos. 20-25 days from now would be March 2nd-7th, which would be a little before the Season 5 Blu ray/DVD release on March 15th and just around 6 weeks from the premiere in April.

  150. I think the photo of Brienne is at CB. It’s possible that Brienne & Pod find Sansa and Theon and get them to Castle Black, unless an injured Theon does as you suggest and swims out to his death. He would know going to CB to face Jon would be his death anyway. He can’t know what happened to Jon. I can see Sansa riding out with Melisandre in a funeral procession for Jon, to burn him, and that’s when Mel resurrects him, etc.

    I hope Tormund and the Wildings kills Thorne and all the traitors in the first episode. You know killing Jon had to trigger a larger slaughter, and I can’t see anyone getting the best of Tormund.

    I’m waiting to see if The Hound is really dead or if he was found and saved by monks. With everything else that’s going on, I can’t help but wonder if Gendry will ever re-appear.

  151. In the last picture of Sansa, she looks like she is doing a curtsey, with the cloak held open in her hand and all. That means she and Theon cross paths with someone important/highborn. Could it be that she and Theon finally meets Brienne? Asha in the picture is definitely in Pyke (somewhere without snow). So it is not Asha. I just hope it is not pedo-finger who finds them.

  152. Jack Bauer 24:
    Ok so either we get the trailer Sunday, or I think they’ll wait until March. They like to space stuff out. We got the EW Bran pic and interview December 28th, then 25 days later the House Teasers on January 22nd, and now 20 days later this batch of HQ photos. 20-25 days from now would be March 2nd-7th, which would be a little before the Season 5 Blu ray/DVD release on March 15th and just around 6 weeks from the premiere in April.

    sadly I got this feeling to unfortunately……
    which sucks because they gave pics instead of a trailer, but i’ll take what I can get with Thrones.
    this just felt like the bread we get before an appetizer….

  153. Deesensfan,

    If Balon

    does not die, there will be no Kingsmoot. Without Kingsmoot, we don’t get Euron Greyjoy. And we know Euron Greyjoy will appear this season, and even be playing an important role (in the books he definitely is, not sure about the show). So Balon has to die.
  154. Looks to me like Sansa is helping Theon into a boat and they are saying their farewells. As we have strong reason to believe

    that he gets back to Pyke in time for the Kingsmoot, they will have to part ways quite early on in the season.
  155. aabe,

    Looking at the ground around her, it’s pretty uneven and probably slippery. I think she’s just watching her feet. She’s likely still at the side of the water seen in the picture with Theon, and could be about to step into a boat or is carefully making her way down the riverbank to wade into the river.

    She wouldn’t curtsy to Brienne anyway. The only person she’d curtsy to as a Lady herself is to a King or Queen, and there’ll be none of them around.

  156. I know this goes without saying, but I’m loving the costumes and Scenery, it looks better then ever.
    I wonder how the Soundtrack will be in season 6, i’m hoping for some new scores from the brilliant Ramin Djawadi.

  157. Another possible answer to the question about what became of Trystane: He genuinely loved Myrcella, was not in on the poisoning plot, and upon finding her dead, impulsively leaps overboard. Unlikely, I know, but would further complicate relations between King’s Landing and Dorne.

  158. Wimsey,

    Well that’s a waste of production money! 😉
    Missed opportunity for more cultures, awesome bows and arrows and “fat pink masts” standing proud upon the open sea.
    (Ugh. Brain bleach. I hate that term.)

  159. Some pictures of a rope bridge in front of a green screen were posted here some months ago, also we saw they filming that rope bridge in Ballintoy, so I don’t think the on-screen Ballon is much of a surprise, at least if you’ve been reading the posts.

  160. Whoop!

    Can’t wait until we hopefully get the trailer on Sunday..

    Nathalie Emmanuel looks hot as Missandei! And Brienne apparently got penetrated in her swordarm, there’s a clear wound. If this is the first episode and it picks up immediately after 5×10 ended.. Who caused her that wound?

    The pics with Sophie and Maisie are the best though. Sophie is acting like a beast in these pics and Alfie is being his usual awesome self. I was thinking perhaps they waded through the water to throw off the dogs, something he thought Bran and co had done in season 2. Theon slips at the edge and Sansa picks him back up, with Theon looking so perplexed as he obviously thought that Sansa wouldn’t extend her hand towards him. The problem is that we don’t see the bottom of their clothes to see if they’re actually wet. As for her cloak at Castle Black, hers is not that green to be honest.. But I do think that it may be Longclaw in the back.. It’s a big and white odd pointed knob in the place where we would expect a sword to be.

    Patrick Malahide looks exactly the same as when we saw him last and Yara defied him.. as for Yara, glad Gemma’s back. I really like the Ironborn and I can’t wait!

  161. paskalev:
    AND GOLD THEIR SHROUDS

    Which brings me to the picture of Jaime standing in the boat. We see the back of this brown-haired kid who is sitting right against Myrcella’s dead body, looking to the left and clutching his hands.. Could this be Trystane? Perhaps in Lannister Red to not stand out as much? Where’s Bronn?

    And as for Tommen, could he look less as if he’s thinking: “Hm.. Now I’m the last one left.. Where’s Ser Pounce?”

  162. DanTheMan:
    By the way, notice how they show the dead Myrcella but not the “dead” Jon Snow.

    Hah! By not revealing anything they’ve revealed everything. Oh HBO, you can’t fool seasoned spoiler hounds.

  163. Caw Caw — Thank the old gods and the new at last we have some photos. Just need that trailer now? I’ve been champing at the bit for months for stuff like this. Lets hope the deluge of more info and a trailer starts soon so we all can wallow in it and chuck in our 2 pennies worth … caw caw 🙂

  164. Deesensfan,

    Silly, in addition to adding snow, they added the extra horses, made it a different time of day, and completely changed the background. 🙂

  165. The cloak in Mels pic could be Davos’s, the Mil pic and the wine pouring are from the same scene, and the two shots of Tyrin and Varis look to be greeting someone(s).

  166. Ser Oromis Locke:

    And Brienne apparently got penetrated in her swordarm, there’s a clear wound. If this is the first episode and it picks up immediately after 5×10 ended.. Who caused her that wound?

    Good catch. Since I am hopelessly obsessed, I went back to look at Brienne’s final scenes in 5×10 to see if she had a tear in her sleeve in that exact spot (perhaps from her fight with the Hound), and she does not.

    Now I’m very curious as to how she acquired that tear and possible wound. Could she encounter Bolton soldiers in the woods outside Winterfell? Would a skirmish with them prevent her from finding the fleeing Sansa & Theon? Questions, questions, questions.

  167. HURRAY!!!!!! So glad to get some pics!!!

    Lol at the people who thought Myrcella was still alive. “If you think this has a happy ending, then you haven’t been paying attention.”

    Bloodraven! Looking very BA. MVS rocks!

    Yara looks a little wet…been praying?

    Dirty Daeny. Where’s your Drogon noooow? [read in an Edward G. Robinson voice ala 10 Commandments]

    Roose, alive and kickin’.

    NCW, looking hot even in his grief.

    Balon, alive and kickin’ as well. Who is he looking at? Being summoned to a meeting ACROSS THE BRIDGE, hmmmm? 😉

    Mel, looking her old self and mighty determined.

    Sophie and Alfie-so awesome! No, she is definitely NOT pregnant. Perhaps they escaped in a boat (medieval jet pack)? I see the Brad Dourif resemblance, lol!

    Sam and Gilly, also on a boat/medieval jet pack-Oldtown, here we come!

    Tommen looking like he’s trying to be bummed, but really doesn’t get it.

    BA Blind Beth Arya! Does she do the chase scene with the cool contacts in??

    Tyrion, trying the 12-step. Yes, that is definitely Grey Worm.

    That pic of Lena…so gorgeous!

    The pic I most want to see in a trailer: Iain McShane!

    I am definitely still holding out hope for the trailer on Sunday. HBO throwing us a little love on Vday. But if all else fails, we’ve still got that pic of NWQ’s rack… 🙂

  168. Davos looks on as Melisandre rides off. Or looks suspiciously at what ever the hell is going on.

    3EC is asking Bran where Luke is so he can put it on a USB drive for when Poe comes around… Oh wait..

  169. Steven,

    I hate to be this person, but that’s not true at all. IF she IS pregnant, then she wouldn’t be more than a few weeks along. Jumping from such a height really wouldn’t have such an impact because any fetus would be cushioned by a bunch of amniotic fluid. Now, if she had been like, 6/7 pregnant, then it’d be a different story.

  170. Something just occurred to me: These are production stills, so the action in the shots is not necessarily action from the show per se, but could be waiting between shots, right? Notice the cable hanging down into the upper left corner of the Balan pic. So perhaps the couple of Sophie could be her standing around or repositioning herself for another take. The pic of Lena looks like Lena in repose, not Cersei. Is this possible? Anyone who knows the business? Jack Bauer?

  171. These pictures are awesome! Can’t wait for the trailer, which should be coming out any day. I wonder when they’ll finally hint at Jon’s fate.

  172. So James Hibberd of Entertainment Weekly is speculating that Sansa may be pregnant.

    https://twitter.com/JamesHibberd/status/697981488302837760

    And it’s not her arm. Her hand is clearly causing the distorting in the outer cloak much lower because her arm is hanging straight. This is a publicity still for a reason. To GET publicity. They probably worked for a good 45 minutes to get it to look that ambiguous.

    Edit: I’m not saying she’s pregnant. I’m not saying she’s not. I’m saying the picture is purposefully hinting that she might be. So it’s not “CLEARLY” anything other than a marketing tool, and apparently a successful one.

  173. Ace of Mace:
    How can she be pregnant when she is not even married?

    That article is pretty blatantly false. It says she was spotted near her place ( I’ll assume they mean “her place” in London) on Feb. 10th when her Instagram clearly shows she’s been in LA since before the SAG Awards, and left for Montreal yesterday.

  174. HotPinkLipstick:
    So James Hibberd of Entertainment Weekly is speculating that Sansa may be pregnant.

    https://twitter.com/JamesHibberd/status/697981488302837760

    And it’s not her arm. Her hand is clearly causing the distorting in the outer cloak much lower because her arm is hanging straight. This is a publicity still for a reason. To GET publicity. They probably worked for a good 45 minutes to get it to look that ambiguous.

    The second picture shows she’s clearly not pregnant. And this kind of fan speculation popped up before S4 when the cast did a Vanity Fair photo shoot. It seems people keep mistaking pregnancy with a character who’s usually located in really cold places like The North.

  175. Ravyn,

    No..as I said above, the pictures are specifically NOT clear to get people talking. Maybe she is. Maybe she ain’t. As someone who finds Sansa dull as dishwater, I don’t care. It’s just that this whole, “CLEARLY my interpretation of a purposefully ambiguous photo is correct!” thing bugs the fuck out of me.

    Hibberd, who has the inside scoop, is picking up the spec to foster it. Because it is NOT clear either way.

    It’s cloudy with a chance of fetus.

  176. Kamali,

    Appears to be the case. I had hoped D&D wouldn’t have put her through this.. I mean they already had her get raped by him, why make her have his child too?

    I know it’s completely infeasible for Sansa to be raped by him so many times and not end up pregnant, but the fall from the walls should have killed any fetus she was carrying.

    D&D seriously hate Sansa, and in turn I hate them.

  177. DAmn ya’ll thirsty over anything ‘new’ first the season 6 bran trailer got millions now these generic stills of our characters that could come from any season have 300+ comments .

    ..ok fine ill be generous and admit Balon on-screen again is something. but the rest nah.

    BRING ON THE REAL TRAILER!!!!!

  178. Ashara D:
    Something just occurred to me: These are production stills, so the action in the shots is not necessarily action from the show per se, but could be waiting between shots, right? Notice the cable hanging down into the upper left corner of the Balan pic. So perhaps the couple of Sophie could be her standing around or repositioning herself for another take. The pic of Lena looks like Lena in repose, not Cersei. Is this possible? Anyone who knows the business? Jack Bauer?

    These are straight from Episodes 1-2 🙂 No in between shots.

  179. AKladybird,

    Sort of looked or sound like he wasn’t as happy as he should be to me.
    I feel really bad for him and his predicament.
    I got some tails in an uproar on one of the OL fan sites about him.
    I’m not finished with the first book but scanned books 2 next to me and book 3 so I know some things but not all.
    My head is vibrating like the Flash between both series spoilers LOL.

  180. Don’t know if this theory has been brought up yet, but it just hit me that Davos doesn’t really has anything left to do, right? Would it be possible for him to join the Nights Watch? Since they have an opening for LC, and he somehow has experience in commanding..

    Just popped up. Carry on.

  181. Jonathan Clodrain:
    Don’t know if this theory has been brought up yet, but it just hit me that Davos doesn’t really has anything left to do, right? Would it be possible for him to join the Nights Watch? Since they have an opening for LC, and he somehow has experience in commanding..

    Just popped up. Carry on.

    Why would he join the Watch after they just murdered Jon?

  182. HotPinkLipstick:
    And it’s not her arm. Her hand is clearly causing the distorting in the outer cloak much lower because her arm is hanging straight. This is a publicity still for a reason. To GET publicity. They probably worked for a good 45 minutes to get it to look that ambiguous.

    You do know she has two arms, right? Just look at the angle of it.

  183. One thing I’ve noticed upon looking at these again on a bigger screen… the High Sparrow’s pupils look seriously strange like they were digitally made blacker/bigger. Anyone else think they look a little weird?

  184. Mandon,

    Does GRRM hate Eddard by cutting off his head? Sometimes, bad things happen to the characters we love throughout the course of the story. It happens in all mediums and all genres. The showrunners don’t hate Sansa, they are simply telling a narrative that will progress her story further.

    That said, I don’t think any of these pictures prove she is with child, but I guess time will tell.

  185. Jack Bauer 24,
    To righten the wrong? I doubt he’ll be heading home you live out his life with his wife who he has not seen in, like, forever.

    I also doubt he’ll be teaming up with Melisandre after all she has caused, what else could he do?

  186. About bump-gate:

    I don’t think Sansa is pregnant. But I can see where some would think so based on that one picture. I think it’s the material and cut of the dress that creates the illusion of a baby bump.

    Obviously, Sansa wouldn’t suddenly start showing a few days (hours?) after jumping off the wall. So, I googled images of Sansa from 5×10 and sure enough that tell-tale bump is there. It was even noticeable watching the episode.

    So, if the show decides to go down that road, I think it’s possible they laid the groundwork and started padding her in the season finale in preparation.

    But, again, I don’t actually believe Sansa is pregnant.

  187. Jack Bauer 24: There’s 4 people. Varys is sitting across from Missandei.

    Oh wow, he is there! In addition to Tyrion’s arm obscuring him, he kinda blends into the wall too. Good eye.

  188. Judibatt,

    Because sams reason for leaving castle black is vastly different in the show. In the book he is ordered to leave, initially against his will. In the show he wants to leave, because they created a different arc for Sam which was about his dilemma about wheather to stay true to his promise to NW or his promise to gilly. They needed that sex-scene to really push him in the direction of choosing gilly. That sounded kind of primitive, sorry, but I mean their growing affection had to climax before any actual choices were gonna be made, in light of the narrative. Anyway that scene is way better than the one in the book. Sam beaten half to death, then lying in pain as she climbs up, it was very tender and sweet while also kinda dark. Much better than fat pink mast and Sam drinking rum-milk from Gillys nipple.

  189. Mel looks pissed like she’s about to snatch some body.

    Both Sansa pics made me tear up & I don’t care if that makes me a bad pussy.

    Dany looks gorgeous and that’s why she was recast. Tazmin looks like book Dany, but the camera loves Emilia. Love her smoky dress.

    Arya looks gorgeous.

    I called it! Marg’s new sparring partner is Septa Unella!

    Good to see Nikolaj acting his ass off this season.

    Ramsay is definitely looking at Myranda. Love seeing Ramsay worried scared. Everybody’s unhappy except High Sparrow, Tyrion, Varys, & Grey Worm.

    Cersei is looking at Myrcella.

    Balon’s Back alright!

    Is Missy wearing armor? Love it.

    Are Sam & Gilly

    on a boat to Braavos? Did he just hear about Jon?

    The Roose is loose!

    I love the walking Bran. Isaac is so lucky to work with Max & he is definitely leaving that cave on horseback.

    Yara & Brienne look a little battered. Brienne looks like she just failed Sansa. Sansa looks like she crossed an icy river (her dress is wet) & was waiting for Theon to cross with a look on her face like she was hoping he dies, but he when falls, she goes back to help him. The nearest river is

    southwest, directly into the arms of the new Lord Cerwyn. I called that, too.

    If that’s Sansa’s cloak in Mel’s pic, then that’s Longclaw and Jon’s gloves on the rider in the background.

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hOqSMIAa8cw/UxzS_xPHwbI/AAAAAAAADlY/kTlVgHRrHSM/s1600/jon+snow+on+a+horse.JPG

  190. mariamb,

    I agree it is great marketing. Remember when everyone said she might get pregnant last year because the show purposely showed Gilly’s baby right after one of her scenes in episode 7? I’m not completely sold if she actually is pregnant or not. I think it’d be foolish to solely say “no she’s not pregnant” because of your own personal feelings. We know how much D&D love giving characters a rough time, and apparently, they have a hard on for Ramsay as well. I don’t know, I hope she’s not, but we shall see. I’m sure it’ll be addressed at some point, one way or another.

    I think Theon runs into Yara while on their way to Castle Black, and that’s when he and Sansa will part ways. It kind of looks like she’s saying goodbye to him in the first photo, but he’s asking her to come with him. I think she’ll head up to the Wall with obviously someone (I don’t know who yet. Brienne and Pod? Maybe Littlefinger?) and meet up with a resurrected Jon. Or perhaps she gets to the Wall, realizes that her brother is dead, then asks Mel to resurrect him.

  191. BunBunStark,

    I think it’s just the padding on the clothes. If she started showing in S510, that’d be a pretty big story detail to not point out, especially since Ramsay’s sadistic girlfriend (geez, already forgot her name) clearly says “when Ramsay puts a baby in you” , not “now that Ramsay’s put a baby in you” when she aims the arrow at Sansa. Obviously, I could be wrong, but if the character is pregnant and they didn’t point it out, and then she loses the child in the jump, then what the heck was the point?

  192. I get a bad feeling when looking at the pics of Davos and Melissandre. I’m not seeing anything to give me a glimmer of hope. Also it looks like Sam might have gotten some bad news right at that moment, Gilly looks pretty worried for him too. Poor Jamie! I think Cersei going to go a little mad. Everyone talking about Sansa. I don’t think one can tell if pregnant when she has a billowing dress on but if she is I’m thinking the fall might have caused some harm? Theon doesn’t look himself. Seems like he might have gotten injured in the fall maybe.

  193. Rygritte,

    Yes it does look like longclaw, even though he is wearing it somewhat higher up in the pic you posted?
    If that is both Sansa and Jon in that scene, it seems

    that they both march out of Castle Black together, and Jon does not have his Northern armor on when he leaves CB. IIRC there was quite a bit of discussion about where he would get his northern armor.

    Loved all the pics, especially those of Sansa and Arya. I don’t think Sansa is pregnant. That just her folded arms beneath the cloak. It is clear in the next pic where she has her arms held out, that she is not pregnant and both these pics seem to be from the same scene as the trees in the background are the same in both.

  194. Guys the thing doesn’t have a happy ending.At best a bittersweet.It is unlikely sansa is pregnant at that point but I am pretty sure she WILL BE pregnant at some point with ramsey’s child.That has to happen! It would just be too wrong to completely wipe him off the history of the westeros.And given the fact sansa has suffered so much doesn’t mean all will be rosy for her from now on.Ramsey child would just be a perfect scenario that would sum up her journey!

  195. “When the red star bleeds and the darkness gathers, Azor Ahai shall be born again amidst smoke and salt. ”

    Will Jon come back to life while on the funeral pyre, amidst the smoke we see in the picture with Davos?
  196. First time posting ? I really can’t see how it can be Sansa’s hands creating the ‘bump’ when you look at the other photo of her standing alone it just makes no sense with her sleeves?!

  197. Adunn,

    Is the red star still bleeding? When’s the last episode or season we saw it? The answer is probably obvious, but I can’t remember.

    I’d be delighted if Arya Stark, “born again” in Braavos where she notes that the night air smells of salt and smoke (and fish), turns out to be Azor Ahai.

  198. Im almost convinced now that episode1 is gonna end with Balon’s death. What a great way to kick things off!

    And I’m absolutely positive that Sansa’s not pregnant. Based on what we know, theyre putting her back in line with her book storyline. Where would such a baby have come from? A baby from the rape of Ramsay is just way too big of a thing for the writers to put out there. It would be way too drastically different from Sansa’s book plot.

  199. Some people are mentioning the bit of cloak that can be seen in the Mel pick is same as Sansa’s. It is similar but not the same. If you compare them, the one she is wearing has very light blue swirly patterns but the fabric we can see at castle Black has very dark blue or black embossed design.. Makes me wonder who could be the other woman there? Unless this is from later episode and Sansa has a new cloak. I thought we were told these pics are from first 2 episodes though.

  200. damphairintheshowplease!:
    That is NOT Greyworm in the picture with missandei and Tyrion. I thought it was at first, but the face is quite different, doen’t look like him at all. Besides, he’s wearing different clothes. Could be a redress for grey worm, but seriously look at him, the statue, the face, the little bump at the front of his pants. It looks like he’s in the scene somehow, though it could just be some mereneese servant. It is weird though, that we’ve never seen the outfit/uniform before, which makes me think it could be a new character. I’m gonna go with an extremely long shot here. Quentin!

    It’s him. It says so in the captions from the official “Making Game of Thrones” blog. It’s true those looks like different clothes, though.

  201. YgriTte:
    I thought we were told these pics are from first 2 episodes though.

    Aside from a few posters stating this without any factual evidence, I don’t think we were ever told these are just from episodes 1 & 2. When HBO released them on twitter, they were labeled as “First photos from #GoTSeason6”

    The only picture that we have confirmation as being from episode 1 is the Dany pic in front of the Khal and other Dothraki. And we only know that because one of the Dothraki actors stated as much on his instagram.

    I think because of that some folks have jumped to the conclusion that all the pictures are from episodes 1 & 2.

    I’m not saying it’s impossible that they’re all from the first 2 episodes (most likely they are), but I don’t think I’ve seen official proof they are.

  202. Bufferzone:
    Adunn,

    Is the red star still bleeding? When’s the last episode or season we saw it? The answer is probably obvious, but I can’t remember.

    AFAIK, the comet was only seen during ACoK/Season 2

  203. In the Melisandre photo, there looks like there is somebody in light tan/white fur boots and clothes behind the other rider. The Night’s Watch doesn’t wear anything like that but the wildlings do. The only way wildlings would be allowed back in CB is if Thorne isn’t in charge. I didn’t see if anyone else caught that? I just noticed it myself after a million looks haha.

  204. chika:
    In the Melisandre photo, there looks like there is somebody in light tan/white fur boots and clothes behind the other rider. The Night’s Watch doesn’t wear anything like that but the wildlings do. The only way wildlings would be allowed back in CB is if Thorne isn’t in charge. I didn’t see if anyone else caught that? I just noticed it myself after a million looks haha.

    OMG, I’m so glad you mentioned that. After staring at that image for an unhealthy amount of time, I too noticed the person behind the black horse wearing what appears to be light-colored clothing.

    While the boots could be Night’s Watch black, the coat looks tan-ish; which is closer in color to what the Wildlings wear.

    Not only could Sansa be in that picture, there may also be a Wildling and even Jon Snow with Longclaw in the same image. HBO, you’re not as clever as you think. *cackles from going cross-eyed and lack of sleep*

    No but seriously, could that be a Wildling? LOL.

  205. In the past years, were the release dates for the photos and the first trailer always close to each other? I remember they were very close last year.

  206. BunBunStark: OMG, I’m so glad you mentioned that. After staring at that image for an unhealthy amount of time, I too noticed the person behind the black horse wearing what appears to be light-colored clothing.

    While the boots could be Night’s Watch black, the coat looks tan-ish; which is closer in color to what the Wildlings wear.

    Not only could Sansa be in that picture, there may also be a Wildling and even Jon Snow with Longclaw in the same image. HBO, you’re not as clever as you think. *cackles from going cross-eyed and lack of sleep*

    No but seriously, could that be a Wildling? LOL.

    It really does look like a wildling, and it makes sense it would be considering the other filming news. Maybe it’s just WunWun shrunk down, cause Mel had her belt set to mini instead of wumbo

  207. Not sure whats funnier, KingWhoCares’ ridiculous ‘spoiler’ post early on(how is Roose being alive remotely spoiler territory?) or those who cant work out why Bran is standing up. Its almost as though he wasnt standing up in Winterfell in his visions in S1 and wasnt climbing trees etc in the later visions lol

    Ps for those wondering why Sam is being sea sick…….

  208. BunBunStark: OMG, I’m so glad you mentioned that. After staring at that image for an unhealthy amount of time, I too noticed the person behind the black horse wearing what appears to be light-colored clothing.

    While the boots could be Night’s Watch black, the coat looks tan-ish; which is closer in color to what the Wildlings wear.

    No but seriously, could that be a Wildling? LOL.

    Well, that person doesn’t appear to be dressed in Night’s Watch clothing, so presumably he or she is a Wildling?

    As for the photos/trailer issue, last year they were released on the same day. I still expect a trailer on the 14th. They dropped the teasers without any announcement this year…I expect they will follow suit with the full trailer.

  209. One thing I don’t like about these pictures – everything is so drab! The only two pictures that are not either grey-and-drab or beige/brown-and-drab are the one with Jaime in the boat and with Tyrion and the wine.

    I’m like, ‘where are the primary colours?’ Where is lush green, azure blue sky? And I know – we’re in Winter in the North and the sunscorched Summer in the South. But it still looks… unpleasant and depressing, even. ?

  210. TheKingWhoCares: So, if we get a scene with Sam and Gilly on a ship… what if they take the route along the westcoast and come across a certrain pirate ship with black sails and a silent crew?

    unlikely. 😉

  211. Davyth Stark:
    Some cracking shots – Jamie and Cersei photo is incredible !!!

    Yes, it is. I know that it’s just a photo and we don’t actually know what’s really going on, but it seems to me that Jaime is full with vengeance feeling while Cersei is still trying to understand what happened.

  212. Tyrion Pimpslap,

    Because Max von Sydow is over 80 and it would have been difficult for him to suffer 4hs of make up preparations and the more hs of acting bearing the burden of his costume. In addition von Sydow is certainly an expensive cast. So they kept things as simple as possible.

  213. dothrakian raven,

    Very good points and I fully agree.

    He could be dressed in pink and yellow and have 4 eyes, for all I care.
    This is Max von Sydow, I couldn’t care less if he has 1 or 2 eyes or some stupid mark.

    Seriously complaining about this is ridiculous. We should be thrilled that we got an actor of his calibre.

    He will give the character power and presence trough his acting.
    Like it was with Tywin, he didn’t had those long side-burns (hope I got this right), he wasn’t bald and he wasn’t as phisically strong as described in the books but Charles Dance was fantastic.

    Also the different medium. In movies/TV shows the eyes are a huge asset for the actors and can convey tons of information, too deny them this would be a mistake. That is why I’m very certain Euron won’t have an eye-patch.

  214. Am I the only one here disappointed with Bloodraven’s look??? I mean… I was so happy when they re-casted him (Because I was expecting he will have that hollow eye this time). But now…Ugh! They cut his hair too??? But the long haired Bloodraven looks cool, it gave him the look of being extremely old all was missing was that one blind eye to make that “A thousand eye and one” make sense. I love the way Bran will no longer need to wear that wig. But hell no!! why Brynden? why? It seems he and Bran took a season of at the cave to have some hair cut done… (By the way, it’s my first time to comment here but I’ve been visiting this site for a while.. I just couldn’t take that short-haired BR never mind that blind hollow eye I was expecting)

  215. Mihnea:
    Also the different medium. In movies/TV shows the eyes are a huge asset for the actors and can convey tons of information, too deny them this would be a mistake. That is why I’m very certain Euron won’t have an eye-patch.

    That argument really falls apart once you see those monstrosities they made Maise Williams wear.

  216. MG:

    Yes, it is. I know that it’s just a photo and we don’t actually know what’s really going on, but it seems to me that Jaime is full with vengeance feeling while Cersei is still trying to understand what happened.

    To me it looks like a frustrated Jaime is trying to explain, to no avail, reality to Cersei. And Cersei, being Cersei, just doesn’t get it. She isn’t interested in reality.

  217. MissMatchedEyes,

    Isn’t it a normal way a dress out of thick tissue like that would “behave”? If I’d put a wollen coat on and close only the upper buttons down to the navel very tightly, the two parts below that should hang loosely would stick out a bit, wouldn’t they?

    Oh well, we’ll know soon enough 🙂

    Besides, I also like Max von Sydow without too much make-up or prosthetics in the visions, BUT I do think that he should look a bit different in his cave. Didn’t they run out of money or something when they shot the last episode in S4? So I guess, I had always assumed that they woul redo the whole cave , CotF and Bloodraven design…

  218. darkdadi:
    Am I the only one here disappointed with Bloodraven’s look??? I mean…I was so happy when they re-casted him (Because I was expecting he will have that hollow eye this time). But now…Ugh! They cut his hair too??? But the long haired Bloodraven looks cool, it gave him the look of being extremely old all was missing was that one blind eye to make that “A thousand eye and one” make sense. I love the way Bran will no longer need to wear that wig. But hell no!! why Brynden? why? It seems he and Bran took a season of at the cave to have some hair cut done… (By the way, it’s my first time to comment here but I’ve been visiting this site for a while.. I just couldn’t take that short-haired BR never mind that blind hollow eye I was expecting)

    I expect that’s the look Bloodraven will have in the “visions”; not the physical one while in the cave. The look chosen for him in the visions is the one he could have sported while he was Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. I expect we’ll also see a “Tree” look when we’re in the actual cave.

  219. Tywin of the Hill,

    I knew, someone will comment on Masie! I wanted too add a line but I was curious if someone will really do it.

    Her blindness is directly related to the plot and will surely affect her character development/growth.

    BR’s isn’t. At most it’s character flavor, like Daario’s over the top look, obese yunkish guy etc.. or minor backstory info that we will probally won’t go into too much or at all.

    Also this is a flashback without a doubt, so like Bran can stand perhaps BR also looks diferent.
    Like I said, I don’t care about his looks, he can look like in the books, I doubt it tough, or he can look like this, too me it’s irelevant.

    Your point about Masie is also not correct.
    Her blindness is directly releted to her plot, and they still convey information, quit a lot. The more correct analogy would be if Masie lost an eye.
    Blind or not, they can still convey much more information, then for example if they had tied her eyes with some cloth. She isn’t denied her eyes, she is denied her sight/vision, there is a big diference.

    Also if you find that we are simply not agreeing on this subject, then please let’s stop this disscussion. I still very much refrain too reply too your comments. I only did this now because you replied directly too me.

  220. Flora Linden: To me it looks like a frustrated Jaime is trying to explain, to no avail, reality to Cersei. And Cersei, being Cersei, just doesn’t get it. She isn’t interested in reality.

    Explain what? There is not much to explain really. Their daughter was poisoned. Neither Jaime nor Cersei will be ok with it.

  221. MG,

    That he failed too protect their duaghter.

    Also the simple fact that he is in KL not Dorne shows that your asumption is wrong.

  222. Deesensfan,

    Deesensfan:
    HYPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS IMMEDIATELY

    Amazing omg I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited
    I have not read or seen any spoiler stuff and am dyinggg soooo this is AMAZING

    Also, don’t think Sansa is pregnant! Its the dress material im sure.

    Im speechless right now!

    I am so hoping you are right cause that sure did look like a baby bump…we don’t know how long it’s been since the jump, but HBO wouldn’t do that to her right? We’d ALL be sick…lol. Now, I’m hoping that I’m wrong about you know who…

  223. I have an idea. Let’s make a poll.
    How many episodes do you think each character will be in?
    Tyrion: 8
    Daenerys: 8
    Arya: 6
    Sansa: 9
    Jaime: 9
    Cersei: 8
    Bran: 6
    Theon: 7
    Ramsay: 8
    Roose: 5
    Melisandre: 5
    Euron: 5
    Yara: 6
    Davos: 6
    Doran: 2

    Jon: 7
    Balon: 1
    Walder Frey: 2
    Blackfish: 2
  224. Elizabeth,

    well, based on the photo, I don’t think she is pregnant. I really think its the clothes shes wearing

    But lets not discount her convo with Cersei, where they talk about her having children with Joffrey, and Cersei told her that she will love her children no matter what
    We hate Ramsay, she hates him, so I wouldn’t be surprised if she does end up pregnant – but I don’t think she is based on that photo. They wouldn’t spoil that.

  225. sirensong,

    Why would Yara be wandering around the other side of the North, suddenly? Also, why would Yara let Sansa go?

    Mandon:
    I know it’s completely infeasible for Sansa to be raped by him so many times and not end up pregnant

    No, that’s entirely biologically feasible. People can have sex for years and not get pregnant.

  226. Regarding Sansa: the combination of the cut of that dress (which has always been totally unflattering–sew a new dress, girl) and the way she is standing (bent slightly) makes me believe more than anything that this is just a burrito baby and not Ramsay’s evil spawn.

  227. Mihnea:
    MG,

    That he failed too protect their duaghter.

    Also the simple fact that he is in KL not Dorne shows that your asumption is wrong.

    And what is my assumption? You mean the vengeance comment I did in one of my previous posts? Well, Jaime is not a saint, he is a human. His daughter was poisoned, he’ll be pretty frustrated and as a Lannister will probably want to “pay his dept”, and he doesn’t have to be in Dorne to do this.
    He is in KL because he has to take Myrcella’s body there.
    Also, if Trystane was really in love with Myrcella he will want revenge too.
    As, for Cersei, as I wrote in my previous post, it seems that in that photo she is still trying to understand what happened, but it’s just a photo.

  228. His daughter was poisoned, he’ll be pretty frustrated and as a Lannister will probably want to “pay his dept”,

    This what I disagree with. No point in arguing tough as both of us are just speculating.

    Alltough I would be quite dissapointed if what you sugested really happens. Just like you would dissapointed if my speculations would happen.

    We will see who is right in 72 days.

  229. Everyone mentioning that Melisandres clothing gives away hints at the success of Jon Snow’s resurrection. It doesn’t. She’s wearing the exact same outfit she wore when she returned to Castle Black. No spoilers or hints, just her on a horse.

  230. Lisa0527,

    Deconstructing the Carise photo… yes it’s true there are things wrong with it

    #1 That IS the same outfit, same horse, same bridle etc. Yes, I know there’s snow. But they want to show Mel in this season, and they show us literally 100% nothing new? This does not bode well for Carice filming in season 7… either she does little to nothing or she’s mostly unrecognizable.
    #2 The image is REVERSED. Driving me nuts, but the symmetry of her face, which hand she’s leading with… something just looked wrong. Add to the possibility that it IS Longclaw behind her… well if that’s what it is – the sword is clearly on the wrong side of the rider…
    chika,
    #3 That wilding, as mentioned by you is in the background of the shot. Which… hey, I think 50% of people think Sansa will make it to the wall, but the wildlings come back too? Hmmm….

    Now… last season there was a small rider in the scene with vale soldiers that was a red herring (maybe it was a deleted Robyn Arryn reintroduction scene) So too much deconstructing can be a bad thing… but does anyone remember the scenes in season 5… was there ever a moment with Jon and Mel mounted at the same time and wildings in the background? Can we confirm or deny that? Because we may be seeing WAY more happening at the wall than even the most Wallish predictions to date…

  231. Bit late to the party but woooooo piccies! Zoomed in on the cloaks and, although they are certainly similar, they don’t appear to be the same one? I’ve tried to adjust the lighting a little to make a better comparison. The first is from the picture of Mel and larger one from the 2nd to last Sansa shot. Obviously if she has got to somewhere safe she might have been able to pick up some new clothes on the way, or it could be the same cloak but just looks different for some reason.

    As for which episode these are from, when the guy in the Dany photo who confirmed he’s in the show said “from episode 1” I thought he meant he is in the show from the first episode onwards, although everyone else seems to have read it as the photo is from ep 1. It very likely is but I just thought I’d confuse you a bit by pointing out that what he wrote could be read another way 😉

  232. ladywolfsbane,
    Lunchtime’s finished so can’t do it myself (at work), but can someone find a clear picture of Shireeeeeeeeeeen and Selyse’s cloaks when they were leaving CB with Mel and co for comparison? They are the only other people I remember at CB who were wearing them – I don’t think we saw Gilly in one and can’t think of anyone else it might be? *intrigued face*

  233. ladywolfsbane:
    Lisa0527,

    Deconstructing the Carise photo… yes it’s true there are things wrong with it

    #1 That IS the same outfit, same horse, same bridle etc. Yes, I know there’s snow. But they want to show Mel in this season, and they show us literally 100% nothing new? This does not bode well for Carice filming in season 7

    That wilding, as mentioned by you is in the background of the shot. Which… hey, I think 50% of people think Sansa will make it to the wall, but the wildlings come back too? Hmmm….
    but does anyone remember the scenes in season 5… was there ever a moment with Jon and Mel mounted at the same time and wildings in the background? Can we confirm or deny that?

    1. Well, just yesterday Carise shared a photo of the ADR stage, so she’s certainly recording dialogue for something…

    2. I would think the odds are quite good that Tormund and a contingent of Wildlings will try to come back to Castle Black once they hear of what happened to Jon…

    3. Nope, there’s never being a scene with Jon and Mel on horses with Wildlings on the background. But there will probably be one such scene this season, if some people’s predictions do come true…LOL

  234. Lulus Mum,

    Yeah, they don’t look quite the same, but even if it’s not Sansa, that material seems way too rich for an extra (and it’s certainly not anything we’ve seen on the Night’s Watch or the Wildlings), so the rider’s identity is an open question.

  235. George,
    Well.. you’ve kind of got to my point quite quickly! Do we WANT it to be an old photo, because of the OMG factor? Because it’s so very… decisive? I mean, will there literally not BE a Night’s Watch anymore? Will the WW be in control of the wall by episode 3 or 4??

    Lulus Mum,

    I’m 100% with you… it’s a Sansa STYLE dress, but not the same one (and if I’ll admit that, me of the NOT wanting Sansa at the wall) But I’ve got to get to work too. It’s not Sylese or Shireen based on the still I’ve seen. I’m calling it now… it’s…. Balon’s!

  236. ladywolfsbane:
    Lisa0527,

    #2 The image is REVERSED. Driving me nuts, but the symmetry of her face, which hand she’s leading with… something just looked wrong. Add to the possibility that it IS Longclaw behind her… well if that’s what it is – the sword is clearly on the wrong side of the rider…

    She has both her hands on the reins, and the symmetry of her face… really? I’m not saying you’re wrong but I’m far from convinced.

    Gal Bursten It,

    Hodor?

  237. Lulus Mum,

    I pointed out that the cloaks aren’t the same in a post that also questioned timing of the episode. But it seems I was bitten by the plague awhile back and the team has enough players anyways lol. This particular pic has me the most psyched/curious I think. The Red woman has like a poker face and not revealing much. Determined maybe? I don’t know. But she does look different somehow. And then Ser Davos…I want to know what he’s looking at! It appears to be early morning here.

  238. Sean C.:
    Why would Yara be wandering around the other side of the North, suddenly?

    To me, the questions how Theon gets back to the Iron Islands still remains something I can’t really wrap my head around. I speculated that after Balon’s death and the menace of Euron claiming the seastone chair and someone telling Yara that she can’t rule because uterus, she would maybe go back to the North and search for Theon in order to present him at the upcoming Kingsmoot. Of course that woud all need to happen in the first few episodes and then a random encounter of Yara and Theon somewhere in the big big North would be, well, quite a coincidence, but I really can’t think of anything better at the moment. I’m not sure if Theon would try to go back to Pyke on his own, but then where else would he go?

    Do you have an idea?

  239. Lulus Mum,

    Yeah, the design on the two cloaks are similar, but not the same. Maybe they just gave Sansa a different one to wear in the CB episode and they did not expect people like us to pore over these photos and actually study the design on these cloaks? 🙂
    The thing is, if it is not Sansa, who else could if be? The only other option would be some new character we haven’t met yet.

  240. George,

    Yes!!! omg please! I hope what you say is true…. BR is my fav character from the book even though he was only a minor character..(I was hoping that we could at least get some flashback about his backstory especially on how he lost his eye and how he came to be the tree wizard in later season)

  241. ladywolfsbane,
    I think you may be onto something there, unless

    something goes wrong and Jon is resurrected as Joanne?

    😉

    YgriTte,
    Sorry, I was agreeing in my head with everyone’s comments before mine that were along those lines, but didn’t actually word my post to reflect it 🙁 There’s always room for more players, Team Watchers can have as many as we want it too! 🙂 Mel looks like she could be giving someone the evil eye in that pic, but it’s very hard to tell, might just be indigestion 😉 Davos looks sooooo sad I want to give him a massive hug and tell him everything’s going to be ok, but that would almost certainly guarantee something horrible happens to him so I’d better not.

  242. You know it’s big when Putin is in the thread, even if his comments are somewhat off topic…or so I think…

  243. plop_plop,

    The color seems somewhat different, also the cloak he wears is plain without any patterns or designs in it. I googled a few images of Davos, he has never worn a patterned cloak. It seems more likely to be a woman’s cloak, I think?

  244. Finally, pics to digest, scrutinize, analyze and of course, to argue over.
    1. Love the harsh wintry tone of the Theon/Sansa pics, very Revenant like (One of the five most beautiful films I’ve ever watched).
    2. Sansa: why would she not be preggers? Ramsey humped her every day for over a month, hint, giving him a 99% chance of getting her in such a condition. Furthermore jumping 30 feet into a snowdrift probably wouldn’t harm a two-three month fetus, if the landing is soft enough.
    3. Having an evil father does not a monster make, it’s how the child is raised and loved.
    4. Bronn absent on boat with Myrcella, Tyrstane too? Could they be back in Dorne on a vendetta?
    5. God! Ms Emmanuel is a goddess!
    6. Damn! IHW has grown and looking very handsome at that.
    7. Blind Beth! Maisie looks creepily beautiful.
    8. Brienne back in a shack again?
    9. Jaime glaring at someone across the Sept., poor Myrcella, she’s definitely not deserving of this fate.
    10. Wonder which of the Snakes is given mercy by Bronn/Tyrstane?
    I figure two will bite it along with Ellaria.
    11. Will Unella ever smile? Hannah is actually quite beautiful.
    12. Sam and Gilly going the sea route to Oldtown and not overland to Hornhill first.

    umuckurlife,

    You know it’s big when Putin is in the thread, even if his comments are somewhat off topic…or so I think…

    Presidents Obama and Putin have something in common to talk about when they meet, both big GoT fans.

  245. ghost of winterfell:

    The thing is, if it is not Sansa, who else could if be? The only other option would be some new character we haven’t met yet.

    Maybe instead of fArya in the books, we get fSansa in the TV show? Mel glamours someone to resemble Sansa as a bluff to negotiate with the Northern lords or something? So Jon can get support from the North? No idea.
  246. First time posting in a while. Great to have some news to talk about.

    I have to assume that Bloodraven’s dream appearance is quite different from how he will look this season for a couple of reasons:

    First, even though his appearance wasn’t the greatest last season due to running out of money, he still looked like an old wizard dude (and lived in/was a tree). They’re not going to make him healthier.

    Bran is walking, signalling a dream and also important to note is that he’s in rich, Stark clothing (as opposed to the furs and skins he’s worn more recently) and Bloodraven is wearing what looks like a Night Watch uniform (but which IMO seems to have a “viney” look in its design).

  247. Jared,

    Though I don’t listen to music on my runs, I too got back from a lunchtime run yesterday, refreshed this page and got all sorts of excited. Of course I was also back to work, so I didn’t comment at the time. This is what we’ve needed, though. A full trailer is coming very soon too, I’m sure!

  248. OT: This is to both Presidents Obama and Putin, if you read this, I’m totally for a bridge/tunnel structure connecting Alaska to Siberia. With my Architecture/Engineering background it’s totally feasible…but because of the harsh winters in both regions and to protect wildlife, the rail system would need to be elevated, allowing migrations.

  249. tyjon:
    Lisa0527,

    I read up on it quickly, greatly increases the chance, exponentially, with intercourse 2-3x a week. over a month.

    Actually, you are right here. Truth be told, there is no reason for Sansa, a vital – young – healthy lady to not be ripe for bearing children. Unless there is some physical reason that Ramsay or her can’t get make/get preggers….if they had sex “every night he came to her” for a month, the odds are huge that she did get pregnant.

    Now, I am not saying that she did. But the “odds are in her favor”. I once heard an MD say, “do you know how many ‘one night stands’ I have delivered?” or “do you know how many ‘this was my first and only time’ I delivered?” I only takes once. It is also an unfortunate fact that there are a percentage of women who have to try very hard indeed to end up in the family way and some never do. But given the above knowledge about Sansa….no reason why she wouldn’t be able to conceive or at least at this point be pregnant.

    And indeed…pregnant women horse back ride, climb mountains, do gymnastics….well into a sixth month. No reason that if she survived the jump with little damage that the 2-3 month old fetus wouldn’t make it through too.

  250. Stoneheart:
    Kamali,

    They’re not gonna make her pregnant. Besides if it was a babies bump that would means she’d have to have been away from winterfell at least 2 month, which is unlikely.

    Yes. I agree with you. Considering she’s wearing thick clothes, if you can see a bump througth that it means a few of months had passed since her wedding and that would mess up the period of time of other events that happened in an around Winterfell in season 5. Sansa is very young and this, if true, would be her first pregnancy. One would not expect it to show so quickly. Furthermore, did Brienne and Pod spend months just looking at the tower?? or was it days or a week?? (One have to wonder how much money Brienne have to stay at an inn for 2 or 3 months??).

    If these images are from a later time (Theon and her have been running for a while), it seems even less plausible because that would mean that the baby survived the jump, the running and hiding, the cold and starvation… Quite a feat for the little fella.

  251. I wish Sansa is pregnant. The Stark family needs to grow again. She will hate the idea at first, but she will love the baby.

  252. JCDavis: Actually, you are right here.Truth be told, there is no reason for Sansa, a vital – young – healthy lady to not be ripe for bearing children.Unless there is some physical reason that Ramsay or her can’t get make/get preggers….if they had sex “every night he came to her” for a month, the odds are huge that she did get pregnant.

    Now, I am not saying that she did.But the “odds are in her favor”.I once heard an MD say, “do you know how many ‘one night stands’ I have delivered?”or “do you know how many ‘this was my first and only time’ I delivered?”I only takes once.It is also an unfortunate fact that there are a percentage of women who have to try very hard indeed to end up in the family way and some never do.But given the above knowledge about Sansa….no reason why she wouldn’t be able to conceive or at least at this point be pregnant.

    And indeed…pregnant women horse back ride, climb mountains, do gymnastics….well into a sixth month.No reason that if she survived the jump with little damage that the 2-3 month old fetus wouldn’t make it through too.

    Come on now, that’s reasonable talk! Heaven forbid it be likely or plausible. We have experts here! 😉

    She is is or she isn’t, and the number of shits I give are growing less and less.

  253. tyjon,

    Obama isn’t a big Game of Thrones fan, really. He couldn’t even remember Tyrion’s name when interviewed. His claim to love GoT was just a typical politicians’ PR stunt.

  254. Pigeon,

    Are you saying you have no more shits to give? Sort of the way I feel about waiting for the trailer, it will happen or it won’t. All the dire promises of falling on swords and expiring from the long wait are just getting to be a bit too much. At least for me. 😉

    I don’t mean to piss in anyone’s popcorn, but it is a bit much. I am just happy for what we get and know that in due time…HBO’s time, we will have a trailer and then a SHOW to watch. Until then, on Sunday I will be actually recording Vinyl, anxious to see it.

  255. If they don’t announce the trailer within the next few hours (by 4pm est) I don’t think we’re getting it this weekend.

  256. I can’t believe nobody has noticed the face that appears in the smoke in the picture of Davos. So clear to me or i have a crazy imagination but its pretty cool if its Jon snow’s pyre and his spirit is maybe jumping back in his body from ghost, just a crazy idea but pretty cool all the same.

  257. Two thoughts:
    1) Could Varys and Tyrion be looking at the sign “Mhysa is A Master”?
    2) That wolf pelt on Ramsay looks awesome !

  258. Lulus Mum,

    I want to hug him too. H’es such a sympathetic character. Can’t seem to catch a break. I would prefer to see Melissandre looking triumphant upon leaving the castle. It would hint that perhaps she had done something miraculous. I don’t know…to be honest, at first the obsession I had over this show and the cliffhangers was absorbing and fun but lately I find myself not able to sustain the hype. It’s been so long that dare I say I’ve lost some interest? After Jon died is when I realized I was lately mostly watching the show for his story line, and how it intersected with Stannis and would with others in future. So I was grieving, then got hopeful when rumors circulated, then realized that even if they bring him back I keep hearing he won’t be the same and that must be true cause all the “He’s dead and not coming back.” I mean, I will still casually watch but I’m not nearly as emotionally invested.

  259. darkdadi,

    I agree with some of the others that Bloodraven will have a different look inside the cave since, as Bran has his visions, they are showing him and BR at the actual locations and times of the events he is seeing. It would look odd to see a tree-man standing there next to him.

  260. Wylie,

    Yes I think I just had to cancel the parade, the rational side of my brain did think that at first but then my imagination had to throw it out there and it would be pretty cool. Thank you

  261. JCDavis:
    Pigeon,

    Are you saying you have no more shits to give?Sort of the way I feel about waiting for the trailer, it will happen or it won’t.All the dire promises of falling on swords and expiring from the long wait are just getting to be a bit too much.At least for me.

    I don’t mean to piss in anyone’s popcorn, but it is a bit much. I am just happy for what we get and know that in due time…HBO’s time, we will have a trailer and then a SHOW to watch.Until then, on Sunday I will be actually recording Vinyl, anxious to see it.

    I’m installing an upgraded divan in the boat for you now. 🙂

  262. I Wonder if this gives a boost for Game of Thrones at the Writers Guild Awards tomorrow 🙂 can’t wait for it ^^

  263. YgriTte,

    Not for me.

    Like you, I’m totally invested in Jon’s story, possibly above all else. When he waved goodbye to Sam as he and Gilly left Castle Black my heart broke for the poor guy. Alone in the world, thanklessly trying to do what’s best by everybody. I think the producers would struggle to undermine the character completely upon resurrection.

    But even if they do, I’ve become more invested in the storylines of some characters, like Sansa and Jaime, as my interest in others’ has waned a bit e.g. Arya and Cersei. And so it will continue, with my interest in characters waxing and waning depending on how events play out.

    There’d have to be a miraculous downturn in the quality of the show and the characterisations to undermine my investment in the show right now.

  264. T2,

    I think that is one of the oarsmen. If you look at the picture a certain way, it looks like he is climbing out from under the shroud.

  265. Oh can I get a fainting couch on this boat? I have always wanted a fainting couch. I will wear a peignoir and feathered mules and smoke a cigarette using a long ivory holder.

    …. A woman can dream.

    I am more excited for the trailer now and no longer desperate. And there’s Brienne, where is Pod? If Pod dies, I riot.

  266. Mihnea,

    My work place is mostly talk about sports, occasionally video games, and Walking dead, that is if they even talk about anything entertainment wise. I don’t know, it must be well made show but just the thought of zombies bore me. There was one guy who watched Thrones but never responded to any meaningful discussion on it. I guess he’s more of a casual watcher. Anyways, I wish I had more varied taste because it requires something with a very specific theme/blend to hold my interest for some reason. So when I find something I love that gives me a much needed escapism it’s truly good times. Tried Black sails, Outlander, Vikings, Rome, Davinci….The Last kingdom was only one I started to enjoy but then they pulled it from the line-up. There was one called Camelot I believe, a few years ago, that was OK but it never picked up a new season.

  267. YgriTte,

    I watched TWD’s first 3 season but on S4 I started missing episodes.
    That’s when I realized I didn’t get excited at it anymore.

    I watched the first couple of episodes but missed some. I wanted too torrent them, but too this day I didn’t. I’m just not interesed in the story anymore.

    This never happens with GOT. Hell I stay awake until 4 am too watch the episode live.

  268. SANSA
    – I don’t think she’s pregnant, but I agree that they wanted it to appear as if she could be to get us talking.
    – I don’t think she’s at castle black yet, jetpack or no.
    Which leads me to …

    MELISANDRE
    – I wonder why she’s on a horse. Is she leaving? If so, she must be leaving with Jon (she saw herself in Winterfell, where he is going), she he must already have been brought back.
    – If Sansa is not there yet, they must pick her up along the way, I think.

    THEON is probably leaving halfway. I think it may be because he fears what Jon will do to him if he goes to Castle Black with Sansa. I wonder though, if he would leave Sansa to fend for herself, or if he would leave her because she is protected by Brienne. Somehow I would find it more interesting if, in the end, he didn’t shake his cowardice/all-encompassing fear completely. It would make him more ambiguous and his character development more believable.

    BRAN … looking good all grown up and stuff. The flashbacks and his training are two of the things I look forward to the most next season. If they do this right, Bran could again become one of my favorite characters.

    ARYA and JAIME look like they will have very interesting storylines next season. As for the others, I’m sorry, but I simply can’t work up an interest in either Dany’s story or the Ironborn. Maybe Euron will blow me away, and maybe Tyrion will make the whole Meereen/Dothraki thing more interesting, but so far I could do withouth both of them.

    Yaga,

    Watch Star Trek TOS! All the primary colors you could want. 😉

  269. Mihnea,

    4 am! that’s some dedication. Is that always when it comes on this Torrent? I have no idea what that is. Like Netflix? Or streaming on the internet?

  270. Jack Bauer 24,

    While Veep and Silicon Valley both premiere on the same day as Game of Thrones, neither one had released any kind of trailer for their new seasons before yesterday. Then, within a span of 48 hours, HBO releases the first trailers for Season 3 of Silicon Valley and Season 5 of Veep, bookending the release of GoT’s new promotional photos. It doesn’t necessarily mean anything, but my guess would be that the promotional cycle for all of HBO’s spring shows is finally kicking into gear.

    At this point, I’ll be very surprised if we don’t have a trailer for Season 6 of Game of Thrones by Sunday night, regardless of whether or not HBO announces it beforehand. The question is whether it will be released online beforehand – as the trailers for Veep and Silicon Valley were – or if HBO will try to keep it under wraps until it can air on their main channel before Vinyl.

  271. Nate Cousins,

    Nope, but now that we are so concerned about baby bumps, I’m suspicious about Missandei…

    Sorry, could not help it!

    If Myrcella were pregnant that would add nothing to the conflict that has already been clearly set up by Cersei’s champion killing the Red Viper and Ellaria killing Myrcella. On the other hand it would create a problem between Tristan and Ellaria, two characters that one would not expect the show spending a lot of time airing their differences. Doran is a smart guy. I’m sure once he hears the news that Myrcella died, he would figure out how exactly that came to pass. He does not need teary-eyed Tristan demanding justice.

  272. Deesensfan,

    No it’s not cancelled…. (at least not as far as I know) It’s just not offered on the cable service I have. They put up the first half season on demand but then it was taken down when I looked for next episode the following week. Someone here explained why awhile back but I don’t remember. I think it was that it went to pay per episode.

  273. Jared,

    Kind of a curious strategy not to announce it beforehand, if so — though it’s not like, in this day and age, most people would really feel the need to tune in for an entire show just to see the trailer.

  274. HBO just released another trailer on YouTube

    hmm are they saving Thrones for Last ? maybe today, Saturday, or sunday even ? who knows lol

  275. The man,

    Eh, personally I don’t care if something is very popular or not, I watch what I like, no butthurt (I see that phrase all the time what does it meeeaaan. I know what it means but why “butt”) What is so good about the Walking dead? Not a rhetorical question, I’m curious for real. Don’t care for zombie themes. I prefer hot medievel dudes, beautiful scenery, complexity in plot (and yes majestic dragons) over mindless un-dead creepy beings looking to tear people apart. Of course my notions of it could be overly simplistic. What kind of back story does the WD have in a nutshell?

    Yes I could look this up, but conversation is nice.

  276. Pigeon:
    She is is or she isn’t, and the number of shits I give are growing less and less.

    Fewer and fewer! Sorry missus, couldn’t resist! 😉 😀

    Sorry mods hope you don’t mind I did include my name as well as you-know-whose! LM x

  277. YgriTte,

    Oh no.

    HBO here airs GOT at 3 AM monday. But it also airs it at 21 PM monday night.

    At 21 PM for example is when most people watch it here. Also that’s when my friends come over too watch it with me. Usually I would already seen it, but not always, I’m not as young as I used to be..

  278. Lucius:
    That Reek&Sansa shot looks as it was taken from the Revenant :,D

    Awesome. If a bear, a bear, all black and brown and covered with hair, could possibly eat Ramsay, I’d be happy.

    Guys, r.e. pregnancy, that is her arm in the cloak. She wouldn’t be showing at this point, though she would probably know if she were pregnant (cause symptoms).

  279. Wylie: Do you have an idea?

    Sansa will think Ramsay thinks she’s headed for the Wall. Theon knows Ramsey flayed the young new Lord Cerwyn’s parents. They will go straight to Castle Cerwyn because it’s the closest. It’s also close to Torrhen’s Square. Brienne & Pod can take Theon there to reunite with the Ironborn & return home for the Kingsmoot. They have to find a safe place to hide from Bolton hunters and winter ASAP. When I look at a map, it’s the only thing that makes sense. It’s a lot closer to Pike than the Wall and out of Bolton territory. Also, the picture shows they are crossing a river.

    http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/iceandfire/images/5/55/The_North_map.png/revision/latest?cb=20130429141238

  280. Pigeon,

    The ghost of Stannis (via Lulus Mum): Fewer and fewer! Sorry missus, couldn’t resist!

    Sorry mods hope you don’t mind I did include my name as well as you-know-whose! LM x

    Actually, it would be ‘the number of shits I give is getting smaller and smaller’ or ‘the shits I give are fewer and fewer’. Sorry.

  281. Rygritte,

    Wouldn’t the fact that Ramsay can march in and flay Lord Cerwyn at will make that a very bad place to run to, since they clearly have no capacity to provide shelter?

    And, like I said before, of the various Northern lords cast, the one who sounds like he could be Cerwyn was only filming for one day, the same day as the actor playing Manderly, and we know for sure that Gwendoline was not filming then; nor, I don’t think, was Alfie.

  282. The ghost of Stannis (via Lulus Mum): Fewer and fewer! Sorry missus, couldn’t resist!

    Sorry mods hope you don’t mind I did include my name as well as you-know-whose! LM x

    Aha! I am so remiss…. 😉

    Yaga:
    Pigeon,

    Actually, it would be ‘the number of shits I give is getting smaller and smaller’ or ‘the shits I give are fewer and fewer’. Sorry.

    And now, zero shits are given. Huzzah! 😀

  283. Guys, did you ever think that Jon ist still a Bastard, not Targaryen, because Rhaegar was married to Elia Martell ? So what is name of Targaryen’s Bastards, Dragon, Fire ? Maybe Jon will ground his new House, with blackjack and everything ?

  284. Matthew The Dragon knight:
    HBO Released the Veep Teaser today
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ5fLW7MuM4
    Hbo released the Silicon Valley Teaser Trailer yesterday, hmmmm I wonder what’s next ?

    Oooh, I love Veep, so thank you for link.

    Logic would suggest that since the trailers for GoT’s nightly companions were released Thrones’ trailer should be right around the corner. But I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s delayed considering all the special effects that go into the show. I’ve almost accepted that we may not get the trailer this Sunday. That way if we do, I’ll be pleasantly surprised.

    George: I expect that’s the look Bloodraven will have in the “visions”; not the physical one while in the cave. The look chosen for him in the visions is the one he could have sported while he was Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. I expect we’ll also see a “Tree” look when we’re in the actual cave.

    I like this explanation and it does make sense. Just like Bran walks around in his visions, so too can Blood Raven appear in his past ‘human’ form in visions. That way Max Van Sydow doesn’t have to be subjected to countless hours of hair and makeup every day he’s on set.

    I hope they include a line from BR about how he was a member of the Night’s Watch and that’s why he’s dressed in black for the visions. That would blow the minds of the unsullied I watch the show with.

    George: Well, that person doesn’t appear to be dressed in Night’s Watch clothing, so presumably he or she is a Wildling?

    Okay, so if that person is a Wildling, why would he/she be inside Castle Black? With Jon ‘dead’ who would allow a Wildling back inside? Last we saw of them they were marching out the castle gate – presumably to settle in the Gift.

    If that is a Wildling, I think that could be a huge spoiler and a slip by the HBO promo department. A Wildling inside CB could indicate the free folk overtake the castle at some point in S6 or a certain someone has let them back in.

    *Sigh* Hurry up, April 24.

  285. Now that Myrcella is confirmed dead (without being crowned! Maggy the Frog was wrong is this point), I wonder where Trystane is. He and Bronn don’t seem to be in the picture with Jaime and Myrcella’s corpse on the boat. Maybe Jaime knew that Trystane would not survive Cercei’s revenge if he came along to KL and sent him back to Sunspeer with Bronn to prevent a Lannister-Martell war. That would create a further rift in the Jaime-Cercei-relationship with Cercei being pissed that Jaime just let the useful Dornish hostage go.
    Trystane arriving back in Dorne would lead to the scene, where Doran reveals his master plan to Ellaria and the Sand Snakes and possibly to Ellaria meeting Hotah’s axe. Afterwards Trystane could even take over Quentin’s part and travel to Meereen.

  286. Here’s hoping Nathalie Emmanuel is given more dialogue than she had last season. A lot more (which isn’t saying much, no pun intended).

  287. it might just be wishful thinking and I may be way off the mark here, but the cloak we see in the bottom left hand side of Melisandre’s picture looks a little like the inside of Sansa’s second portrait. I have no idea how these two characters would link together so early on in the season so I’m probably wrong….but food for thought?

  288. Selina:
    I wish Sansa is pregnant. The Stark family needs to grow again. She will hate the idea at first, but she will love the baby.

    Dude, with a rapist’s child? You want to see that?! Your comment just unwittingly echoed that bit of drunken ‘life advice’ Sansa received from Cersei during the Battle of the Blackwater. She MIGHT love the baby, but you do know that women molested in war zones etc. not uncommonly reject their child?

    I didn’t have any moral problem with the sexual assault on Sansa storyline last season, but I think it would be lame and unrealistic if this series then went on to have her get pregnant from it and automatically adore the baby. And unlike the wedding night scene itself, which was appropriately horrible, your baby storyline really would be normalising rape. I hope this doesn’t happen. Bleugh.

  289. HotPinkLipstick,

    HotPinkLipstick,

    Pigeon

    Boat is slowly filling and I like the furnishings….lounges and ciggie holders and fainting couches…..

    I will bring the cards!! And the Rum. No voyage on water can take place without the rum. Wait….is that someone rowing towards us in a small boat? Maybe it is a MAN!!! By the Seven!!! It IS!!

    *dives overboard*

  290. Dornish Pastie: Agreed. Medieval people washed a lot. It was Early Modern / Renaissance era people who didn’t. How the entire human population didn’t die from food poisoning and crotch rot between 1500-1700, I don’t even know.

    I am crying from laughing so hard. Priceless! !

  291. I don’t know if it’s because I’ve been staring at these images for almost a day now, but do most of the pictures have a painful white glare to them? Overexposure, I think is the term. Or maybe it’s my computer. Or my eyes.

  292. Rygritte,

    There’s only one place Sansa will go and that’s to the Wall.

    Jon is the only person left in Westeros she will feel like she can trust and they already set up that line of thought for her in Season 5 by having Ramsay tell her about Jon’s promotion to Lord Commander.

    That’s where she’s going. Unquestionably.

    And if you look at a larger map of Westeros you can see that the White Knife and the Last River are both on the journey to the Wall.

    The river they’re stood by could be either one of those, or more likely some smaller tributary.

    http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/gameofthrones/images/7/7e/The_known_world_HBO.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130507121142

  293. Sean C.,

    Yeah, I’m leaning towards the idea that HBO is just going to drop the trailer online at some point this weekend. It may even as soon as today (Matthew the Dragonknight just posted the trailer for the HBO original movie “Confirmation” above. At this point, Game of Thrones is the only April premiere for which the trailer still hasn’t been released).

    Many of us were theorizing that they were going to try to drum up viewership for Vinyl, but in order for that to work, you’d think they would at least drop a short Vine or teaser clip online beforehand to generate some buzz. Even if HBO successfully keeps the trailer under wraps until Vinyl airs, it’s guaranteed to be online within minutes of its debut. They can certainly use the trailer to promote awareness of Vinyl, but there’s no way to compel people to actually watch the show. I’m planning to watch Vinyl anyway, but if I wasn’t, I would probably just tune in to HBO around 8:55 PM on Sunday and then again around 10:50 PM to see if I could catch the GoT trailer. Most people probably wouldn’t even go that far – they’ll just check Twitter to see if anything’s dropped.

    Movie studios seem to have learned this lesson. They used to announce that trailers for highly anticipated movies would play before certain other movies (usually ones that they owned) to entice people to buy tickets to that film. Now, they almost always just release them online beforehand, and rely on social media and the entertainment press to stoke the fires of interest. The days of people buying tickets to Meet Joe Black just so they can see the trailer for The Phantom Menace are over.

  294. Rygritte,

    Ahh thanks! Finally another idea. I feared my comment got lost in the comment flood 🙂
    Yes, I thought of Torrhen’s Square. The lake feeds a river that goes straight out to the sea (the right side, also).

    And I totally agree that they need to find shelter asap. What are they goint to eat? They can’t hunt or make a fire, with what? How are they going to survive even one night dressed like that?

    Problem with Cerwyn is that the new Lord Cerwyn only has the one scene at the meeting of the northern lords IIRC.

    So I think I’m going for this one: Brienne does find them, or rather they run into B and P, B has a very intense fight (as teased by Gwen) with some of the Bolton hunters. They find shelter in one of the sheds that B seems to like so much. Then what? I’m still not sure if Theon would go home to Pyke voluntarily, or if he‘d rather need some persuasion by his sister. SO I think they might meet Yara on the way, cause she’d arrive at Torrhen’s Square, if she went north to look for him (I just made that up). Then what about Sansa? All the way back to the Wall with B despite Ramsay assuming she’d go there?

    Trailer pleeeeaaase with some more infos about this conundrum!

  295. GhostCR,

    As I said earlier, jumping from such a height as high as Winterfell and landing into a giant pile of snow wouldn’t kill a baby that’s only a few weeks/ maybe a month old. There’d be a crap ton of amniotic fluid surrounding it and it would act like a cushion. Not saying I want her to be pregnant, because I don’t, but logically, that’s incorrect.

  296. Jared,

    In that regard, HBO is actually somewhat disadvantaged compared to a regular network, since they have no commercial breaks and any trailers, etc. could be assumed to be at the very end. Whereas with a network show you’d have no idea when it would be.

  297. I like all this rationalising that the trailer may be released today. 🙂 (Although, I am prepared to be disappointed.)

  298. Anyone think Jaime will go to Winterfell? Since Littlefinger told Cersei Sansa is with the Boltons, maybe Cersei will want Jaime to go up to WF and confront Roose. I don’t know though, I’d suppose he’d do some more stuff with Dorne. Thoughts?

  299. Also, I just wanna add. Although it’s fun to look at the maps and speculate, I’m not entirely sure if they actually feel the need to stick to the geography. So maybe they just head north, find a river, find Yara, Theon goes home and Brienne and Sansa move on. There.

  300. sirensong,

    Cersei already tasked Littlefinger to deal with Winterfell.

    And we know from filming that Jaime goes to Riverrun.

    Wylie,

    Those maps wouldn’t show every river in the North anyway, just the big ones, and from the look of Sansa’s outfit the spot they were wading through is thigh-deep, at most.

  301. TheKingWhoCares: So, if we get a scene with Sam and Gilly on a ship… what if they take the route along the westcoast and come across a certrain pirate ship with black sails and a silent crew?

    Well, Jack Sparrow does marry Dany at the end, so that would make sense.

    ladywolfsbane:
    Lisa0527,

    Deconstructing the Carise photo… yes it’s true there are things wrong with it

    #1 That IS the same outfit, same horse, same bridle etc. Yes, I know there’s snow. But they want to show Mel in this season, and they show us literally 100% nothing new?

    Why should any of that change? She’s probably kept the horse, because why not? It’s a perfectly fine horse… No need to change the bridle then, either. She may not have a ton of outfits right now, very possibly just the one, as she rode alone and had no way of packing her stuff.

    Some thoughts on the pictures:

    – The Bran and Bloodraven pic appears to be from a vision, possibly the one with young Ned and/or young Hodor/Walder. It makes sense that they’re on screen for that one, just a more interesting visual choice than just having it happen in the cave and gives the actors something to do.

    – The Roose/Ramsay one is interesting. Roose sure looks surprised, Ramsay a bit less so. Assuming we don’t get any random pictures but rather ones from significant scenes, maybe that’s from a scene where Ramsay had some kind of surprise prepared for his dad?

    – I think the odds are pretty good that it is indeed Sansa’s dress next to Mel. I mean, who else could it be and why shouldn’t she be at CB? I thought Sansa was heading back to LF to pick up where her storyline ends in the books, but they could always pack in a little detour via CB or just do that story differently. It’s not that this is some tin foil theory, it is one of only three places she could reasonably wind up (the other two are LF’s camp and the Iron Islands).
    That the little white thing is supposed to be the hilt from Longclaw seems a bit more far fetched to me, however. I guess it’s perfectly reasonable to assume that it could be Jon (maybe Jon, Mel and Sansa are leaving CB for Snow Bowl in that scene?), but I just don’t really recognize the sword.

    – The pic with Theon and Sansa is probably where they part ways. Is she leaving him to die there, at least that’s what they think? Or is Yara waiting there with a boat?

    – It’s BBQ time at CB, but Davos doesn’t seem to be hungry. Resurrected Crow isn’t my favorite food, either, so I can sympathize with him.

    – There’s a whole gamut of emotions in Jaime’s eyes in that scene with Cersei. Is he telling her the news about Myrcella? Is he breaking up with her? Is it both?

    – Of course Sam gets seasick. So no romantic cruise for those two love birds.

    – Where the hell is Brienne? It can only be CB or the stables of Winterfell. Her wound seems to indicate that she fought some Bolton soldiers, but that could’ve happened on her way to both locations. I’m not sure what she would try to accomplish in WF now that Sansa’s gone, so my guess is CB.

    – Ramsay does seem to be mourning someone or contemplating something. So he either just found his lover’s dead body or it’s after the flaying of his dad, mother in law and brother. Not that you could possibly tell the difference from his reaction, so who knows which one it is?

    – Marge getting the “Confess!” treatment. Ugh. At least she’s way more capable of getting out of the situation than Cersei. And way less guilty, of course.

    – Both Arya and Sansa desperately need a hot bath.

    – Tyrion pouring his wine back in the flask? Oh oh, shit’s about to get real then.

    – Sansa’s dress appears to be wet in the lower part, so that might mean that she and Theon crossed the river by foot to throw of the dogs. Which also implies that they didn’t cross it on horseback, so Brienne and Pod didn’t find them (at least not yet).

  302. Dragonslayer,

    You’d think they’d have wanted to get the word out about that a bit sooner, but whatever (the show obviously won’t be affected either way, only Vinyl, to the extent that any trailer will be a draw for it).

  303. GoT posted on their FB page that another tease will be released on Sunday before the premiere of Vinyl. Wonder when the actual trailer will come out?

  304. JCDavis:
    HotPinkLipstick,

    HotPinkLipstick,

    Pigeon

    Boat is slowly filling and I like the furnishings….lounges and ciggie holders and fainting couches…..

    I will bring the cards!!And the Rum.No voyage on water can take place without the rum.Wait….is that someone rowing towards us in a small boat?Maybe it is a MAN!!! By the Seven!!!It IS!!

    *dives overboard*

    Dammit, I am building a fainting couch and still patching up Sandor – do not expect me to save your ass if you go under!!!!

  305. Dragonslayer,

    Well, there you go! Here we all were, debating all of HBO’s potential strategies. All we had to do was wait half an hour. 🙂

    The news that it’s airing at 8:59 PM – and the fact it’s described as a “tease” rather than a trailer – makes it seem like it may not be a standard two-minute trailer, however. Hopefully it will at least be 60 seconds.

  306. Newbietothegame,

    No, this is just another teaser to the actual trailer. They released the first one back in December, and I suppose they thought it would be fun to torture us again by releasing another one on Sunday. The main trailer will probably come out next week or weekend, and that one should be about 2 minutes long.

  307. I don’t know how real this is, but I found it on youtube lol someone i’m subscribed to.

  308. Newbietothegame,

    I’m presuming not, because otherwise why not just say trailer. It’s stupid though; we’ve already had some teasers last month, we deserve more.

    If we’re lucky this “teaser” will be about a minute long, and then we’ll get a full 90-120 second trailer at the start of next month.

    If this teaser is longer than a minute I would consider it to be a trailer (although I won’t be moaning if that happens in reality), but as others have said the timing makes it look like it will last up to a minute, not more.

  309. Sorry for sounding like an annoying spoiled child, but I did not care for the concept of these 30 second one-scene-only teases of Veep or Silicon Valley. I mean they were funny and appropriate for these comedy shows, but it’s not what I want for GoT. RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE! Ok, I shut up now… I’m sure no matter what it is, it still will be breathtaking 🙂

    Oh and I hope they will release it online afterward, because I don’t have HBO where I live…

  310. Pigeon:
    At least half of those heads in the teaser of the teaser are pregnant.

    My word, marketing of films/TV is eating itself. We now have a teaser of the teaser for the trailer. I can’t even begin to comprehend that at all.

  311. umuckurlife:
    You know it’s big when Putin is in the thread, even if his comments are somewhat off topic…or so I think…

    Hahaha – I fuck’n rolled up reading that LOL 😀 😀

  312. After Theon and Sansa jump from the wall, they’re faced with a flat expanse of snow. The only place to find cover is the woods a good distance from the castle. Those woods are full of dead soldiers. The first thing they’d need to do is find water to lose their scent – Ramsey has hounds. The second thing would be finding shelter.

    And, the most shocking picture here is the one of Tyrion pouring wine back into a decanter!

  313. Pigeon,

    All of those heads were in a couple of Arya’s scenes in Season 5.

    It’s obviously a teaser of a teaser from Season 5.

    They’ve just flipped the image, added a few candles…

  314. Newbietothegame,

    Well, if you think of it as a teaser trailer. 🙂

    I’m just glad to know all of us who’ve been almost certain we’ll get something with Vinyl weren’t completely out of our minds…at least not about that.

    And, I’ve gone back and forth as to whether to comment on something, but wtf, I’ll do it, anyway…

    The poster upthread who said something about it normalizing rape if Sansa is pregnant (and for the record, I don’t think she is, and I hope she isn’t), highborn women being required to have sex with their husbands, whether they wanted to, or not, was the norm in the general time-period on which this story is based. However abhorrent the thought is to 21st century sensibilities, and let’s be honest, I’m sure it was abhorrent to many women back then, too, it was the woman’s duty to produce an heir, and there’s only one way to make that happen. No, it does not make Ramsay’s depravity any more acceptable, but the truth remains, the husband had every right to force his wife into sex (eek…I threw up in my mouth a little typing that) in those times.

  315. teunteulai,

    If R+L=J, but R and L were not married, Jon would be a Rivers, I believe. But there is precedent for Rhaegar to have been married to both Elia and Lyanna. Thus, most believe he would be Jon Targaryan

    . For WAY too much discussion of this, proceed to westeros.org. You can spend days reading all the R+L=J threads.

  316. The fact that’s only going to be a teaser deflates my sails a bit. I hope it’s not like the Bran/Blood Raven teaser from December where we didn’t get any new footage. The voice over was nice and all but I need to see new footage. Even 1 measly minute will make me happy as long as it’s new stuff. Sigh.

  317. Pigeon,

    Along with my fainting couch, I requires several men to worship me while I act bored. They can wear loincloths while the fan me with palm fronds.

    So, get to hiring a crew as well. Young men. Young men with defined musculature. And good teeth.

  318. umuckurlife,

    Waters is the bastard name for those born to nobles of the Crownlands. But Jon’s parents were noble on both sides, so in theory he could claim either Waters or (full circle) Snow, depending on what those involved preferred. But as you say, it’s most likely that Rhaegar and Lyanna were married.
  319. BunBunStark,

    I agree, I would be disappointed if we only heard dialog and no clips. I guess I have to see what it is. After all the confirmation that a teaser is not the same as a trailer, I am some what less excited. Here is to hope that it will blow our minds…

  320. HotPinkLipstick:
    Pigeon,

    Along with my fainting couch, I requires several men to worship me while I act bored. They can wear loincloths while the fan me with palm fronds.

    And feed you grapes…you can’t leave out the feeding you grapes part (unless you really don’t like grapes, in which case, they can feed you whatever other fruit your whim dictates).

  321. Jared:
    Sean C.,

    Many of us were theorizing that they were going to try to drum up viewership for Vinyl, but in order for that to work, you’d think they would at least drop a short Vine or teaser clip online beforehand to generate some buzz.

    They did just that, today. Candle-lit HoBAW

  322. Inga,

    When she placed the candle in the broken tower, I think what she wanted most was to get away from Ramsey, and find her brothers is a close second.

  323. So on that photo where Tyrion is pouring the wine back into the decanter, does anyone else see Varys right behind his hands/the wine glass? He kind of blends right in with the background wall color, but you can see his arms and hands folded in his lap. It would explain the four wine glasses.

  324. Mihnea,

    I will now proceed to sacrifice my own family members, just to make sure they stay the course and don’t push it back for any reason.

  325. TheKingWhoCares,

    Jaime and Myrcella were sailing on a Dornish vessel – no doubt with soldiers to protect Trystane, and a Dornish crew – that hadn’t left the harbor. That ship would head right back to shore after Myrcella dies.

    I’m surprised Jaime is able to sail to KL with a rotting body…is that about a 2 week voyage? Myrcella’s body looks incredibly well preserved laying there in the Sept.

  326. Mihnea,

    I just hope that we’ll get actual footage. If not that would be a travesty.

    The term “tease” got me worried instead of getting me excited.

  327. I really didn’t want to add to the Sansa pregnancy question, but no one has commented on the photo that was added a bit later (and this post comes late because I read all the rest, which I’m rethinking right about now). The one where she’s standing in front of the same tree as the “baby bump” photo and holding her cloak open and doesn’t look pregnant at all.

    That…uh…seems germane to the conversation…

    And I think that’s her with Mel. Mostly wishful thinking and a healthy dollop of, “Why not?” I honestly don’t care where/who with Sansa, Theon, Brienne, Yara, and so on end up with, just so long as they keep the random Northern meet-ups to a minimum.

  328. Sean C.:

    Wouldn’t the fact that Ramsay can march in and flay Lord Cerwyn at will make that a very bad place to run to, since they clearly have no capacity to provide shelter?

    Ramsay got his taxes.

    The North loves Ned’s daughter & the new Lord Cerwyn is young, fit, & hot-headed. He ain’t handing Sansa, the most beautiful girl on the Planetos, over to the people who flayed his mum & dad alive. They were flayed because they had to meet with Ramsay. Cerwyn Jr. can hide Sansa & Theon & film scenes without him.
  329. teunteulai,

    Ummm… the basis of the bastard surname actually depends on where you were born, not what house you were born…

    Brynden Rivers (3-eyed raven) is the best example.. he’s half targaryen yet his family were from riverlands making him Brynden Rivers

    another one you get is Ramsey Snow. Snow is not for Bolton’s bastard nor is it for Stark’s… No matter who was his true parents, he will always be a Snow (North)…

  330. Rygritte,

    Yeah I just noticed the whiteness where the head would be in relation to that lower body. It’s either super white hair or a hat or…I don’t know! But it makes me think of Dany, something about the boots and how the edge of the coat/cloak hangs off. She couldn’t possibly get to castle Black this season though and even if she could Mel would be long gone from there by then.

  331. BunBunStark,

    That’s what I was thought when I spotted it. If it is a wildling, which it does look like, then there is only a couple ways that he/she would be allowed into Castle Black. Either the wildlings get pissed about Jern and siege, or Jern Sner allows it. Either way, it’s a big slip-up by HBO haha.

  332. chika,

    Here’s the thing though, did any of the wildlings dress in beige/brown color and in that style? I’m just remembering the mottled grey furry looking coats of Ygritte, Mance and Tormund. Hardhome was a sea of those same darker colors. Going to have a look around the net for pics of other possible Wildling garb.

  333. YgriTte,

    Yeah they kind of did, when the wildlings meet up with the Thenns south of the wall, to raid Olly’s village and other fun stuff. Their furs were a brown color in those episodes. Then again, it could also be a new Watch recruit before he gets his blacks. Which if that’s the case…damn it…haha

  334. chika,

    Hmm a new recruit…could be. I thought the person must be of some importance if they are sending off Mel and whatever entourage she has but then again there could be a whole group of them standing there out of view of course. Jaimie wears brown boots a lot if I recall correctly….But he’s the last person I’d expect to show up there lol.

    Brienne! She’s got white hair. And it makes sense for her to be there if that is indeed Sansa in front of Mel.

  335. Greatjon of Slumber,

    Shaving was pretty much a thing in every century including all the medieval ones. Besides, GoT isn’t showing an acurate picture of medieval times. – Anyway, is the trailer here already?

  336. teunteulai,

    The way I understand the law, there are two ways to determine the last name of a bastard:
    1. Location he/she is raised: Obara Sand was raised in Dorne, even though she was born in the Reach. Jon Snow, as far as anyone knows, was probably not born in the North, but raised there and so named Snow (instead of Sand after the Tower of Joy/Starfall) There are no known examples of bastards who grew up in one place, but were named after that of their father.
    2. Parents’ choice: A bastard can even be given a completely different bastard name, like Lollys’ son, who is called Tanner after the tanner’s shop behind which he was conceived (or like the Blackfires, who were named after the Targaryen sword). But Jon wasn’t given such name. If he is a bastard, Snow is the only name available to him.

    But if, as the Targaryens of old (like Aegon the Conqueror), Rhaegar took Lyanna as his second wife, and if that marriage was considered valid, he’d be a Targaryen.

    In any case, I believe it won’t matter. Westeros as we know it will not survive the second long night/coming winter. The power structure will crumble, and new leaders will emerge. I believe that it will not matter much what family name they have.

    Dornish Pastie,

    You mean the population of Europe? And maybe European settlers in the colonies. I doubt the native populations in Asia and Africa followed the same ideas and standards. (Did even all Europeans, for that matter?)

  337. I had another thought about the cloak in Mel’s pic. If it isn’t Sansa, who is arguably the only likely female character to be found at the wall, it could be Balish/little finger or even Varys. I’ve been re-watching past seasons and they sometimes where rich designs like the cloak in the picture. I feel like most Northern lords are too austere. On the other hand, Varys would not likely be in the same place as Mel for various reasons, including the fact that he will likely be in mereen all year. So maybe little finger?

  338. Jeb: My word, marketing of films/TV is eating itself. We now have a teaser of the teaser for the trailer. I can’t even begin to comprehend that at all.

    Nor can I. HBO is enjoying stringing us along, and we must enjoy being strung, or else we wouldn’t be here, awaiting with bated breath the least crumb they throw. There are grumblings of discontent in the ranks, though. Even the grumblings are funny, to me, because the grumblers are also still here. Under protest, but still here.

    BTW I think your avatar is hilarious and clever.

  339. Demon monkey: On the other hand, Varys would not likely be in the same place as Mel for various reasons, including the fact that he will likely be in mereen all year

    I think it was determined during filming that Varys

    leaves Meeren for parts and purposes unknown in the 5th or 6th episode. I think there was a scene filmed of Tyrion and Varys saying goodbye.

    Someone who remembers for sure may want to fill in the blanks, but I’m pretty sure that’s right. I remember feeling sad about reading that because I wanted

    Tyrion and Varys to stay together and rule and ruminate for a while. I think they are hilarious together.
  340. Rygritte,

    I was wondering the same, why the riderless horse. This has probably been mentioned but do you see a possible hilt of Longclaw on the rider in black?

  341. I’ve just checked out the photo of Davos again with the smoke (or mist) to the left.
    Holy shit… There really does look like a face there with hair, two eyes, a nose and a mouth 😮

    I can’t believe that was Photoshopped in and probably just a coincidence. Just us one can make out shapes in clouds. It certainly looks eerie though and perhaps ‘supernatural’ forces were present during the filming of that scene 🙂
    Will be interesting to see if that is smoke rising from Jon Snow’s funeral pyre.

    As for Sansa being pregnant… No way. I’d be very surprised, especially after that jump from the battlements with Theon!

  342. TheKingWhoCares,

    A ”crown” can mean hair. Like the colour of her heir. This has long been speculated. So nothing wrong here.

    The Sand Snakes won’t be killed. If they would be killed after 7 min of screen-time then they wouldn’t have been cast, and Ellaria would have done the killing alone.
    It’s Ellaria’s faith that’s open too question. I myself think she will die.
    EDIT: I read it wrong, you never said the SS will die, sorry.

    Also I highly doubt Trystane will be back in Dorne. I have no proof here so I won’t speculate. But I’ll make a bet.
    If the SS or Trystane die this season, I will eat my hat and post proof…. That’s how much I doubt they will die.

    Also there’s no need for a Quentyn like character, thank god. Meereen is in chaos, all out civil war will begin now that Dany has left. Anyone can set the Dragons free, from one of Dany’s allies trying gain an advantage over the Harpy’s too the Harpies themselves trying too kill them.

  343. Mihnea:
    TheKingWhoCares,

    Also there’s no need for a Quentyn like character, thank god. Meereen is in chaos, all out civil war will begin now that Dany has left. Anyone can set the Dragons free, from one of Dany’s allies trying gain an advantage over the Harpy’s too the Harpies themselves trying too kill them.

    It will be interesting to see who releases the dragons? i.e. Without getting fried 😮
    Without Dany being around (and I presume they are still chained up in that vault) it would be a brave person needed to do that!

  344. Black Raven,

    I’m very interested to learn how (and why) R&V get released. I’m going to guess some go down into the catacombs to kill them, but end up being dragon dinner.

  345. -That picture of Theon and Sansa could go either way. I’m leaning toward him coaxing her down the river bank and into the water, or a boat; she’s holding his arm for support. A boat would be a smarter choice if they want to avoid the hounds, and there are probably boats tied up all along the river. The other possibility is that he is injured and stumbles on the way out of the water and she turns to help him up. He might be telling her to go on without him.

    -I initially thought that picture was of Tyrion refusing wine, but he might be illustrating to Missandei, Greyworm and Varys something deep and philosophical about trying to pour wine back into bottles.

    Jaime is rung out like a dishrag returning Myrcella’s shrouded body. When Jaime looks at his past, he sees disaster. When he projects into his future, he sees disaster. Parents aren’t supposed to bury their children, yet, he has buried two. He must know that things have to change, or his branch of the Lannisters will be wiped out.

    -Which leads to the picture of him and a rather austere looking Cersai. He’s leaning in to her and grasping her neck. His lips are pulled back from his teeth. This is not a tender embrace. He’s trying to get something through her thick skull.

  346. Nymeria Warrior Queen,

    Yes, you could be right 🙂

    Its been rumored that Tyrion may have Targaryen blood (that his father was not Tywin) so perhaps he’s the only one who could release R&V without getting roasted 😀

    It will be a cracker if the trailer shows them flying around again, but that’s probably too much to hope for.

  347. Thronetender,

    Thanks 🙂

    This teaser better be good, because we’ve we’re long overdue some decent footage. If this was a month ago I would’ve accepted something short and sweet, but not now…

  348. This is what I predicted would be in the trailer last week before the pictures were released:

    Shot of Bran with warg eyes.
    Sansa running scared in a snowstorm.
    Brienne fighting in the snow.
    Jaime riding up to the Sept like a knight in shining armor.
    Blind Arya begging in the street.
    Sam arriving somewhere.
    Ramsey riding to battle.
    Cersei hugging Tommen.
    Dany squatting.
    White Walker.
    Dothraki party.
    Fire.
    Varys & Tyrion looking worried.

    Now, I also think we’ll get a shot of Mel.

  349. Tywin of the Hill,

    I wouldn’t say any of my recent comments were spoilers? As I see it, a spoiler is a ‘known fact’ about something which will happen at a future time? e.g. There were lines from a script shown on an actor’s tablet a few months ago plus photos taken secretly at GOT filming locations. Those I would consider as spoilers as one can take a reasonable guess at what we will see or what may happen when the show is finally aired.

    Whether the other two dragons will be released in Season 6, I’ve no idea. I’m in the dark just as much as every one else is 😉

  350. Tywin of the Hill,

    Logic would dictate they aren’t going to waste away in the catacombs.

    Had I mentioned Quentyn, or gotten into any sort of specific based on knowledge from the books, I’d see you point, but I didn’t. Moreover, it’s been openly speculated on and off for quite a while someone is bound to release them.
  351. Demonmonkey:
    Black Raven,

    Tyrion!????!!!!

    Who can really say? There have been rumors flying around for while regarding Tyrion’s true parentage.

    Some say he was a bastard son of Aerys Targaryen!

    Google ‘who is Tyrion Lannister father’. There are plenty of links on that.

  352. Rygritte:
    In Mel’s pic, who is the 4th horse for?

    YgriTte:
    Rygritte,

    I was wondering the same, why the riderless horse. This has probably been mentioned but do you see a possible hilt of Longclaw on the rider in black?

    You know who rides a brown horse with a brown mane? Davos Seaworth. Not that I checked video or anything.

    Would make sense if the 4th horse is for Davos if

    Jon (who in 5×7 rode a black horse out of Castle Black) and crew were getting ready to depart the Wall.
  353. YgriTte:
    Mihnea,

    My work place is mostly talk about sports, occasionally video games, and Walking dead, that is if they even talk about anything entertainment wise. I don’t know, it must be well made show but just the thought of zombies bore me. There was one guy who watched Thrones but never responded to any meaningful discussion on it. I guess he’s more of a casual watcher. Anyways, I wish I had more varied taste because it requires something with a very specific theme/blend to hold my interest for some reason. So when I find something I love that gives me a much needed escapism it’s truly good times. Tried Black sails, Outlander, Vikings, Rome, Davinci….The Last kingdom was only one I started to enjoy but then they pulled it from the line-up. There was one called Camelot I believe, a few years ago, that was OK but it never picked up a new season.

    I can’t get into Pirates or shows heavy into Zombies ( original night of the living dead is an exception) saw a bit of TWD never went back, Liked Camelot but I thought Tamsin Edgerton wrong for Guinevere, but Eva Green excellent for Morgan Le Fey.
    Outlander is truly excellent and worth watching and I watched Vikings and liked it, but the last episode I watched was the Blood Eagle episode, Last Kingdom I haven’t finished yet and Rome was excellent also.

  354. Rygritte,

    The description of the guy people think is Cerwyn was the opposite of hotheaded. And it really doesn’t make sense for Cerwyn to be fulfilling such a major plot role as a shelterer but be filming for only one day at a time when Alfie Allen doesn’t even seem to have been in Belfast.
  355. First of all – what a relief to get these pics! Then we got word of the teaser trailer which we get to see just hours from now! I wanted to point out John Oliver returns tonight after Vinyl.

    Not that I needed any incentive to watch John Oliver. But for those who haven’t seen his show, I highly recommend it. He’s very funny and actually takes time to study issues – unlike most of the actual “journalists” out there. And if you don’t care about issues at all, give him a go anyway just for the laughs. It’s only a half hour. 🙂

    So, I normally look at the site on my phone, but had to check these pics out on the big screens, what a difference an extra 27 inches will do to the images!

    I wanted to get to the bottom of the mystery of the Melisandre pic which could possibly include Sansa’s cloak. I began by enlarging the Melisandre and the “prego” Sansa pics as large as my 32″ monitors would allow. Then I studied the fabric.

    In the Melisandre pic, the pattern of the cloak in the bottom left corner is of a tight swirling design, in a dark moss green or charcoal / dark grey color, and appears to be raised – something close to a burnt velvet design.

    Meanwhile, prego Sansa’s cape has more of a airy circular design, along with slight elements of a Celtic cross, light grey in color on what looks like a brushed wool background.

    The main color of both cloaks are very similar – at least in the lighting presented. That’s not to say they are the same person as I’m sure color options were limited even for Ladies in the region. But the opposite could also be said, since color options were likely limited, it is likely a Lady would have more than one dress in a similar shade. We know Sansa left with just the clothes on her back, but that doesn’t mean she only will wear those clothes for the first episode. Where she finds safety will mean a will stocked closet (this is HBO after all.) Where the clothes come from we will just have to wait to confirm our suspicions.

    But I don’t think the capes are one in the same.

  356. MeeraReed,

    They aren’t the same. I tries to point this out earlier in the thread. But like you said, it could be she gets new clothes before or during her journey North. I was also curious if Brienne is there with her and that’s who we see standing behind horse, but why wouldn’t she be a rider?

  357. grailking,

    I’ve started watching War and Peace, that is, when my cable is up and working, damn Comcast and their stupid new box set-up. Only saw the first episode. Outlander I know is very popular but the actress was too cringe inducing for me, I don’t like her style and not a fan of the way it’s filmed. I might try again sometime though.

  358. YgriTte,

    Did you like War and Peace? I liked the novel a lot when I was a teenager (I haven’t reread it since then) and I have seen several adaptations, but I particularly enjoyed this one.

  359. Sansa does NOT have a baby-bump! The coat buttons up high and the fabric is heavy. You guys are seeing something that is not there!

  360. I tried to make a mental list of people with light hair and pale skin. Tall males who could be the person in the background of the pic of Melisandre:

    Hodor
    Three-eyed Raven
    Brienne (tall woman)
    Alliser Thorne

    Although, HBO could have altered that picture, removing any contrast from the figure in question. The person is taller than the average male because he’s well behind the horses, yet we can see the top of his head. Most men reach up to their horses backs when they’re standing right beside the horse.

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