Saturday, January 31, 2015

The queens shall rise and fall in the first trailer for Game of Thrones season 5

By Sati. Saturday, January 31, 2015 , ,

Here we are again at that time of the year when HBO finally starts giving us promo material for the new season of Game of Thrones. We got exclusive trailer yesterday, that was showed after the screening of final two season 4 episodes at IMAX theaters. In the trailer we get flashes of the past and present including our first look at Dorne and Daznak's Pit.

The music is terrific cover of David Bowie's 'Heroes' by TV on the Radio. Also here are 18 photos from upcoming season.

(click the pictures for larger versions)

Beyond the Wall:

Wilding village and another heroic expedition by Jon. This is probably the footage from Hardhome scenes.


Littlefinger to Sansa "There is no justice in this world. Not unless we make it. Avenge them.”


Vale riders


Jaime and Bronn getting their asses kicked by Sand Snakes in Dorne


Stannis standing in front of pyre; Melisandre burning someone. Are they doing the whole Mance subplot in the show?


The wedding of Margaery and Tommen


The sand snakes accompanied by Ellaria, Nymeria is whipping a barrel out of someone's head



Varys and Tyrion during their travels,

Varys:“I believe that men of talent will have a part to play in the war to come.”
Tyrion: “I will never sit on the Iron throne.”
Varys:“You could help another climb those steps and take that seat.”

Tyrion:“I don’t think I’m ready for what I deserve.”


Cersei leaving the Sept, Jaime standing next to Tywin's body, Brienne's voicover: "Nothing is more hateful than failing to protect the one you love" most likely referring to Jaime losing his hand


Jorah fighting someone in the pit


Random shots of Cersei and Jaime in a bad mood


Unidentified person next to map with Bolton pieces, can it be Stannis? Or Yara?


Jaime and Bronn in Dorne, Jaime on his way to talk to someone, probably Doran


Cersei receiving a package from Dorne - snake with a necklace, perhaps Myrcella's?


Mayhem in Meereen


Reek looking terrible


Obligatory brothel scene I assume featuring either Jaime or Tyrion


Dany observing the fighting in the pit, Dany being escorted, Dany and Missandei being defended by what looks like Jorah, Daario and the Unsullied inside Daznak’s pit (episode 9, probably)


Melisandre providing the nudity, could it be in a scene with Jon?


Arya in front of the House of Black and White; Arya picking up The Needle


Sansa in a bathtub looking miserable, there is some speculation that she could be assuming the role of Jeyne Poole. We don't really know what Sansa will be doing since the show is ahead of the books with her storyline. We do know that Littlefinger will spend some time in King's Landing this season but what of Sansa? I don't think they will be doing Jeyne Poole story at all but there is a photo of Boltons about to greet someone.


Ellaria facing off the guards


Olenna either warning or threatening someone - "They’ll never even find what’s left of you."


King's Landing; The High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce) saying: “Strip away the gold, knock down the statues and this is what remains.”; Sparrows  smashing barrels


Someone's hand trembling. Qyburn's experiments? Robert Strong? Reek?


Cersei perhaps visiting Qyburn?


Unidentified riders


Cersei saying to Jaime referring to Tyrion “That little monster is out there somewhere drawing breath.”


Margaery holding someone, perhaps Tommen?


Daenerys saying "I’m not going to stop the wheel. I’m going to break the wheel" in a typical dramatic fashion


Raven and what looks like a flayed corpse


Rhaegal breathing fire


Varys saying: “The seven kingdoms needs a ruler loved by millions with a powerful army and the right family name.” Tyrion replying: “Good luck finding him”. Varys answering: “Who said anything about him." and the camera not so subtly showing us Daenerys. This is all a pretty big turn from what was in the books, where there we had Aegon, another Targaryen, who Varys championed. It looks like it won't be on the show so now they have Varys, who as you remember wanted Dany dead in s1, championing Dany.


Missandai kissing Grey Worm who looks seriously dead


For the first time in the show's history we are getting a flashback. We will see a moment from Cersei's past where her and her friend hear prophecies. The one Cersei hears will shape her for entire life and will answer many things about her character to the audience. Rumor has it that this scene opens the season.


The most exciting shot of the trailer for me - Brienne and Podrick riding in hurry, passing what looks like Crossroads Inn, which would take them back to the road where they were last season. But what is the point of last season's detour where Brienne actually saw Arya in the flesh and Arya managed to escape her?

Unless Brienne is about to encounter someone who would be very mad at Brienne allowing Arya to run away....

For the love of God, I've been waiting for years. Just let her rise.


Season 5 begins on April 12th.

30 comments:

  1. I won't believe LS makes the show until I actually see her.

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    1. I have to believe she is in, otherwise my excitement for the show is almost non-existent.

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  2. Hit enter too soon. I want LS on the show so badly. If they do some mash up of the Jeyne Poole storyline with Sansa in her place but with Sansa killing some Boltons, I would be so down with that. I hate even looking at the Boltons. I don't care how unrealistic it is for her to do that.

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    1. I just read there is young girl cast as 'Winterfell Worker' and she looks a lot like Arya so perhaps she is FArya. Boltons need to die but I hope Stannis does the deed, I find Sansa so annoying.

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  3. I got really excited when they showed Jorah. And that Mereen part is cool.

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    1. Sorry there wasn't more of your man Daario in that one :)

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  4. WOW, this does look like a mighty epic trailer. It must be agonizing to have to wait until April!

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    1. Well I'm so busy it will be April before I know it :)

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    2. Well hopefully there's plenty of Stannis on there but of course for you it's never enough, right? ;-)

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    3. Well especially with that show. Last year it was something like 10 minutes in the whole season.

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  5. I'm glad you did one of these! I wanted to ask but I know hoe insane your work month is.

    I think the Sansa becoming Jeyne Poole rumors are kind of ridiculous. Baelish is obsessed with her, why would he give her to known psychopaths like the Boltons? Psychos that specifically helped kill Cat? That being said I have no idea what they'll be doing this season.

    I wish Theon's hair was grayer lol.

    That Brienne and Pod thing has me curious. I'm not ready to give up on Stoneheart.

    I wonder if there's still time for an Aegon fake out? Varys likes to play more than one card.

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    1. Well he doesn't need to give her to them, they can take her...however there is some chick cast as 'winterfell worker' so perhaps she'll be it. I still don't know what will be Sansa's story this season.

      I don't think they'll do Aegon. Too much explaining to do.

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    2. Yeah, if they're leaving out the Greyjoys, they'll probably leave Aegon out too. I need to go find out what "Winterfell worker" looks like. So and So replacing Jeyne Poole has been such a popular topic in the fandom, and I never thought they'd actually have any already established character replace her.

      Oh, and I think Margaery is hugging Loris in that picture.

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    3. It's really hard to make out a lot of stuff from that trailer, especially to do with Marg and Olenna's scenes. I just hope they are doing LS, because doing crap like Jeyne Poole which is just another torture porn in their hands I'm sure and not this will piss me off :/

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  6. Ooh ... this post is decadently good! Of course, as usual, I'm a season behind in GoT. Oh well, this all looks visually spectacular. It also looks like the tradition of revealing lots of boobs will continue. I'll be sure to mention that to my husband in case that sweetens the deal. :-P

    And Egads, is there anything more creepy than Littlefinger and Sansa? Kudos to Aidan Gillan, because he just makes my skin crawl.

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    1. There are actually quite a lot of people shipping Sansa and Littlefinger :)

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  7. WHY AM I NOT WATCHING THIS!?!?!?!?!

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    1. I don't know! You really should and more importantly - VEEP!

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  8. Will it end with the approaching of winter? Oh I can't wait to see The Sand Snakes and Yollo from Pentos (and Griff also?)

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    1. I think Griff is out, as for the end it will probably be a certain cliffhanger moment close to the Wall

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  9. Uggghhh I'm so excited for season five! I can't wait for the Cersei flashback and there are so many plots from the fifth book that I'm looking forward to seeing. Have you had a look at Michelle Fairley's IMDb page recently? There may be a little spoiler in there somewhere!!

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    1. I did but it was fake :( Imdb is really not reliable and I think they are just intending on lying to us until she appears or disappointing us when she doesn't

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    2. Fingers crossed they get their shit together!

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    3. I will never stop hoping for Stoneheart :)

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  10. So are they cutting Aegon and Quentyn then? Seems like a lot of material to do away with.

    I really liked the idea of Jeyne's story line so far but I would be intrigued to see what they could do with Sansa's storyline if they put her there (would be more interesting than her doing LS things at least). Especially with Jon things down the road...

    I'm mostly excited to see Cersei's & Arya's story lines this season!

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    1. I think Quentyn is out for sure, Aegon most likely too.

      I really hope they do Cersei's story justice, it looks like the season will revolve around it.

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  11. My crazy thinking is maybe Stannis will have the wildings swear loyalty to him and invade the south.
    Cuz Dany is taking her sweet time.

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    1. Well that would be awesome if it happened :) But knowing D&D's feelings, they would not do that :/

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  12. Wow great screen caps, l'm liking the look of Dorne and can't wait to see what adventures await Jamie and Bronn. I'm so excited for the new season to start already. :)

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    1. Yeah finally something to watch on TV :P i just hope they didn't wipe their asses with books again in this season.

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