3:33pm PT by Aaron Couch
'Game of Thrones': Cersei Wants Blood and 5 More Episode 2 Teases (Video)
Let the speculation begin.
But key characters were left out of the premiere, including Arya (Maisie Williams) and a slew new players hell-bent on revenge. The episode two trailer (at the bottom of this post gives a sense of what fans have to look forward next week.
Here are the biggest moments, broken down:
1. Ellaria Sand wants vengeance for Oberyn.
Last season, Ellaria (Indira Varma) came to King's Landing with her lover Oberyn (Pedro Pascal). He ended up dying a violent death during a trial by combat with The Mountain (Hafthór Júlíus Björnsson). Ellaria is definitely not type to forgive and forget. "Oberyn is dead," she tells Oberyn's brother, series newcomer Doran (Alexander Siddig).
2. Doran's also ticked off.
Oberyn's brother, who rules Dorne, seems equally angry. "You don't have to tell me," he responds.
Like Doran, many of this season's new characters are related to Oberyn, and it's safe to say they are out for blood this season. There's never been any loved lost between the Martells and the Lannisters. Oberyn went to Kings' Landing in the first place because he believed Tywin (Charles Dance) had given the order responsible for the rape and murder of Oberyn and Doran's sister, Elia, years ago.
3. The Martells threaten Cersei's daughter, Myrcella.
Oberyn was known as The Red Viper thanks to his quick speed and love of poison. When Cersei (Lena Headey) receives a box with a viper and a pendant with a Lannister Lion on it, she sees it as a threat to her daughter, Myrcella (Nell Tiger Free), who was shipped off to Dorne in season two for political reasons.
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"I will burn their cities to the ground if they touch her," Cersei says.
4. Arya makes it to Braavos
In a storyline that has been building since season three, Arya finally makes it to the faraway land, thanks to the coin face-changing badass Jaqen H'ghar (Patrick O'Kane) gave her in season two. Her first stop is the House of Black and White, which in the books is a temple for the God of Death and also home to the Faceless Men — the league of assassins Jaqen H'ghar is a member of. Will he be there?
5. It ain't easy being queen.
Daenerys' (Emilia Clarke) troubles are only getting worse. The people of Meereen appear poised for open rebellion, with a crowd of wealthy people (unhappy that she abolished slavery) clashing with the Unsullied, her army of freed men.
6. A dragon returns.
Is this Drogon, who has been missing since killing a child in season four? He seems the likely candidate, since his two siblings have been locked away.
Here's the full trailer.
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