Season 5 Game of Thrones Trailer Analysis (Non Spoilery)

Posted: February 2, 2015 by patricksponaugle in Game of Thrones, TV
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Over the weekend, my wife and I saw the Game of Thrones IMAX presentation, which included the Season 5 trailer. I’m in full-on Game of Thrones blogging mode now (if putting out one article a week can be considered full-on) and I have a Jaime Lannister article to release in a day or so, but I needed to write up a breakdown of the trailer and post it.



Oh yeah, this post is just going to present screenshots of the trailer, without any spoilery analysis or speculation. (I will certainly link to my backup blog, where I will spoil and speculate all over the trailer.)

Here, I’ll just be posting (most of) the images from the trailer, and describing what I see. Yes, riveting, I know.

Obviously, if you don’t want to see the images from the trailer (like, you know, you’re totally avoiding the trailer and any hints of what’s to come in the season) then I understand if you skip this post. We’re good.

Hey, if you want to see the actual trailer, here it is:


Okay, the trailer starts off with a woman’s voice (it sounds like Brienne to me) speaking.

Brienne: Nothing’s more hateful…


A woman is leaving the sept, while Jaime regards a body lying in state.

… than failing to protect


Riders escorting a wagon through a lovely landscape.

… the one you love


The lovely Cersei Lannister.


The dashing Kingsguard Lord Commander, Jaime Lannister.

Baelish: There’s no justice in this world…


A harbor village filled with Wildlings.


Bronn, the sell sword, extracts his sword at spear-point while Jaime Lannister looks on.


Torch-carrying masked men.

… not unless we make it.


Ugh. Lord Baelish getting a bit too close to Sansa Stark’s face. He’s into jewelry.


Some ladies out picnicking with a guy buried in the sand. There’s a bucket on his head.


New location, palm-shaded gardens.

Baelish: Avenge them…


Baelish is lecturing Sansa about something.


Wildlings rushing into the water. That water must be cold. And they’re not bothering with the boats?


A young blond girl cutting her thumb. (Sorry these descriptions are super matter-of-fact…)


Margaery’s on her third husband. Oh Tommen.

Varys: I believe that men of talent have a part to play in the war to come.


A warlike band of Wildlings, with Rattleshirt in the lead.

Tyrion: I will never sit on the Iron Throne.


Jack in the box.


At Castle Black, where they’ve constructed a bonfire, and a tall central pole. Hmmmm.

Varys: You could help another climb those steps and take that seat.


Varys and Tyrion, on the town. The old guy with the snake is visual short-hand for “exotic locale!”


Some riders. Possibly pursuing the one in the lead? It’s looks like it’s taking place in the North (not Beyond the Wall North, but “South of the Wall” North. Or as the Wildlings would say “South.”


Jon Snow! He’s so dreamy. (Don’t judge me!)


Sansa, looking like she’s trying to de-stress in a tub and not succeeding.


Two maidens out for a stroll in the woods. What’s the worst that can happen? (Whatever you’re thinking, GRRM can probably think of worse things.)

Daenerys: I’m not going to stop the wheel…


Armed Wildlings behind a wooden stockade. They have an expectant air about them.

… I’m going to break the wheel.


Daenerys Targaryen, with a new outfit and a new hairdo.


Whoa! Ser Jorah Mormont, in an arena. That looks like blood on his sleeve. KICK THAT DUDE’S ASS, JORAH!

Cersei: That little monster is out there somewhere …



Westeros Express delivered a package for Cersei. It’s a statue of a RED VIPER. That looks like a locket hanging from it’s fangy mouth.


Tyrion. Or possibly Oliver Queen.

… drawing breath.


Cersei’s still lobbying for Jaime to join her We Hate Tyrion team. Cersei’s got quite a Rosamund Pike look going there.


Melisandre’s lighting a bonfire like she does. One with a tall central pole? Hmmmm?

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


There’s someone on that pyre, in classic And Now His Watch Has Ended style. At least whoever it is appears to be dead and not tied to a tall central pole.

Jon Snow: With Me!


We seem to be seeing unarmed Wildlings rushing into a brawl with the Night’s Watch.


Jaime’s looking relaxed, arriving in a new locale.


I think that’s the back of Jaime’s head. They’re certainly not up North, unless she’s really cold-temperature tolerant.

Lady Olenna: They’ll never even find …


The excellent elevator at Castle Black. (I assume. For all I know it’s at Eastwatch or the Shadow Tower…)

… what’s left of you.


The fantastic Lady Olenna is warning someone about something. But who? What? She’s so fun, though!

Voice: Strip away the gold …


Someone with a golden mask NAILED to their head. The graffitti on the wall implies this is in Meereen.


Reek, Reek, it rhymes with Sneak Peak. Thanks HBO for the trailer!


A charging rider (he’s carrying a sword but it’s invisible in the screen cap.) He’s dressed similarly to the guys who showed up last season from Dorne.


Bronn about to take down a guy on horseback. Bronn’s sword is bloody.

… knock down the statues …


A bunch of monk-ish looking guys. I didn’t get a screen cap of the next moment, but they’re smashing open barrels in the next scene. Presumably getting all Carrie Nation on stuff.


Arya Stark is the danger. Arya Stark is the One Who Knocks! (At least on those doors.)

… and this is what remains.


Arya, no longer dressed like a lad being sent to the Wall, regards her rapier, Needle.

Varys: The Seven Kingdoms needs a ruler loved by millions …


Riders escorting a carriage, through a lovely landscape. They have the House Arryn sigil on their shields.

… with a powerful army and the right family name.


That’s a map with a lot of Bolton armies representing. Boo Boltons!

Tyrion: Good luck finding him.


Tyrion and his best buddy. Some booze. At least he’s not in a box.

Varys: Who said anything about him?


The Targaryen Candidate.


Dragon Power. Drogon Power.


Back at that harbor with Wildlings in the water, some in boats. The boats seem to be crewed by guys in seaworthy coats. What’s up with this?


Grey Worm and Missandei. Grey Worm has some bruising.


A dude beating up another dude. Is that Dany in the background? She’s got a white dress.


Speak of dresses, Melisandre can’t seem to stay in hers.


There’s Dany, in a white dress. She’s being escorted by at least the Unsullied, Daario Naharis, and Grey Worm.


Dornish-looking dudes surrounding two guys on foot. I think we know who those guys are.


We’ve seen her picnicking with buried guys and scorpions. (Sorry for the crappy quality, the images were flying by during this final bit.)


A prone body, with a twitching hand. All I can say for sure, it’s not Jaime Lannister.


A Thenn looking concerned as something is approaching him.


Brienne and Pod, racing. POD-RACING!


Masked men attacking Unsullied. Whoa. I’d wear a mask too if I tried that.


Is that Margaery Tyrell? I just don’t know who she’s hugging. If that’s Tommen, he’s super tall.


Arena, masked men that we’ve seen fighting Unsullied, threatening Dany. Dany’s being supported by her Unsullied, and Daario, and my boy, Ser Jorah.


A Feast For Crows.


The Great Harpy atop the great Pyramid of Meereen is torn down, dramatically. Boom.


Alright, I did the screen-capping myself, which is why they look so crappy. When better images come available, I’ll try to replace my old ones with crisp sexy new one.

The trailer looked great, and I’m intrigued on what they showed and what they didn’t show.

As promised, here’s a more in-depth/spoilery/speculative look at the trailer.

Just over two more months.



(Comments are always welcome. Super welcome! But if you want to talk spoilery Game of Thrones talk with me (also welcome) I’d invite you to visit my Safe Spoilers page on my backup blog or go to the specific spoilery trailer analysis I mentioned above. That way my non-book-reading friends won’t be shocked with foreknowledge.)

Images from HBO’s Game of Thrones, obviously.

I make no claims to the artwork, but some claims to the text. So there. Well, other than the actual dialog I was quoting…

If you liked this article, thank you! I have all of my Game of Thrones related articles on my handy-dandy Game of Thrones page should you want to read more but don’t want to navigate around my site.

© Patrick Sponaugle 2015 Some Rights Reserved

  1. Amrit says:

    Just found your site and absolutely love it!

    I think that’s a sitting Margaery hugging a standing Tommen (couldn’t tell if you were being serious with the subtitle :P), but the caption made me laugh regardless.

    Particularly enjoyed your article on Littlefinger. He’s one of my favourite characters right now.. although I’m still struggling with that sentiment…. 😐


    • Thank you so much for the feedback! I’m glad you’re enjoying my site. I appreciate you telling me and leaving a comment.

      You’re totally right about that being Margaery…

      Thank you for the compliments on the Littlefinger post. He’s a great character. The skunk!


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