Second Trailer for Game of Thrones Season 5: Non Spoilery Analysis

Posted: March 10, 2015 by patricksponaugle in Game of Thrones, TV
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The Second Trailer for Game of Thrones S5 just dropped, and I enjoyed screencapping the first one, so I did the same treatment for this trailer.

Davos

Stannis: Spoilers? I Never Cared for Spoilers.
Davos: I’ve Never Brought You a Spoiled Onion, Your Grace.

This will be a non-spoilery analysis, in that I will describe exactly what I see, and not what I know or can speculate from reading the books. I’ll save that for a more spoilery analysis.

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


 

The trailer starts off with Dany speaking…

Daenerys: Lannister…

01-cersei

02-jaime

Baratheon…

03-Stannis

New shot of his grace, at a pre-bonfire scene, apparently.

Stark…

04-Sansa

Sansa out and about. There’s a Vale banner behind her.

05-Arya

Arya and her Valar Morghulis/Valar Dohaeris Braavosi coin.

Tyrell.

06-Marge

Okay, that confirms that this is Margaery. (Presumbaly that’s Tommen?)

They’re all just spokes on a wheel.

07-Dany

Dany holding court in her audience chamber. It looks like Hizdahr and Daario Naharis have returned.

08-Unsullied

Unsullied fighting with those guys in the golden masks.

09-Bridge

New location? It looks like a bridge or a sea wall?

10-Bridge

From above it looks like a structure for slums.

This one’s on top. Then this one’s on top…

11-Wedding

Cersei is just so happy to see Tommen and Margaery get married. It’s an excuse to drink.

and on and on it spins.

11-Prohibition

She better drink fast. Van Alden and his prohibition agents have arrived in Atlantic City.

12-Dany

Even Dany is alarmed at the thought of no alcohol. Dany! You’re probably still under the drinking age!

Crushing those on the ground.

13-Dany

More scenes of masked-men violence. Holy Throat Slitting, Batman!

14-AdmiralJon

This appears to be the lead-in to the scene with the boats being rowed into a Wildling harbor. That looks to be Jon Snow at the bow, with Tormund Giantsbane behind him.

I’m not going to stop the wheel…

15-Tyrion

Tyrion, on a different boat, looking up…

16-Dragon

… at a flying dragon!

17-Ramsay

Ugh, Ramsay Bolton. That doesn’t look like his reprehensible toothy girlfriend, Myranda.

18-Sansa

Sansa, skulking about in her Dark-Sansa clothes.

19-Arena

This looks like some kind of low-end gladiatorial situation.

I’m going to break the wheel.

Roose Bolton: Stannis Baratheon …

20-Missy

Something has Melisandre alarmed.

has an army at Castle Black.

21-Stannis

Now we get to see more of the maps from the previous trailer. The last time Stannis and Melisandre were next to a map, things got a bit crazy.

He means to take the North.

22-Riders

Vale riders riding in. Where are they? There seems to be construction. And hooks. And a noose?

Stannis: This is the time when I will risk everything.

23-Stannis

Stannis getting ready to ride out. He has his Baratheon-yellow banners behind him. Ours is the Fury.

24-Archers

Wildling archers preparing to shoot.

Jon Snow: Winter is coming…

25-Brienne

Podrick certainly looks chilly. And there’s snow. (Not Jon Snow… the frozen watery stuff. Maybe this shot was taken in Maryland.)

We know what’s coming with it.

26-Jon

There’s Jon Snow.

We can learn to live with the Wildlings…

27-Giantsbane

Tormund Giantsbane. Behind him are a crowd of Wildlings but also a bunch of Night’s Watch guys, looking to be trying to do crowd control.

28-Smash

That’s someone PUNCHING THROUGH A WOODEN BARRICADE!

29-Giantsbane

Tormund looks concerned.

or we can add them to the army of the dead.

30-Blood

A drop of blood. In the last trailer, we saw an unidentifiable blond girl cut her hand.

31-Arya

Arya Stark!

Old Man: You are the few…

32-Sansa

Sansa, looking worried.

We are the many.

33-Sparrow

Great actor Jonathan Pryce. From a later scene, he appears to be a religious figure.

34-Tommen

Tommen and his kingsguard are having their way blocked by monkish-looking dudes, armed with clubs. In the last trailer and this trailer, we’ve seen them smashing barrels.

We serve the gods…

35-Tyrion

Tyrion rocking a beard. Not quite a Rick Grimes beard yet.

36-Sept

The great sept. For once, there are no biers with dead Lannisters or weddings happening.

37-Cersei

Cersei in the sept.

and the gods demand justice.

38-Sparrow

More sermoning about the gods from this guy.

39-Faithful

These guys smash more than just barrels. They also don’t like curios and bric a brac.

40-Accusation

Okay, I rewatched this scene a bunch of times. Loras Tyrell is leaping out of his chair, rushing at that guy on the right, and is being intercepted by the black-robed monk-ish guys. In the chairs in the background are Lady Olenna, Margaery (blocked in this shot), and Cersei.

41-Arena

More gladiatorial combat, low-end.

42-Riot

They’re rioting in Meereen!

43-Dany

Unsullied are whisking Dany away from danger, putting up a Testudo-style shield wall. Testudo!

Daario Naharis: Clean this city out…

44-Daario

Daario has advice on civics.

45-Unsullied

Unsullied responding to an urgent 9-1-1.

46-Arena

Combat in the higher-end arena. Note the Targaryn banner in the background. Daario and the Unsullied are fighting more guys in golden masks.

47-Dorne

A warrior with a spear is fighting a Dornish guy.

until the rats…

48-Sons

The clowns are on the town.

have nowhere left to hide.

49-Shadows

Shadowy figures. They’re dressed consistently with the fighting women of Dorne that we’ve seen in other shots.

50-Jaime

Speaking of Dorne, Jaime is fighting a Dornish soldier. Jaime! Did you kiss that guy’s wife? It’s bad luck!

Daenerys: I am a queen…

51-Dany

Some pillow talk between Dany and Daario. Sorry Jorah.

52-Brienne

Brienne about to cut something in half. Because she’s awesome.

not a butcher.

53-Slaves

People with slave collars? Showing religious devotion to this unidentified woman? (Usually Dany gets these types of shots.)

54-Brienne

Brienne about to cut some horseman’s head off, who was trying to ride down my boy, Podrick Payne. There’s no snow on the ground, so they’re not in Maryland.

55-Bronn

Bronn, doing a graceful spin to engage that Dornish rider.

56-GreyWorm

Daario and Grey Worm are kicking in doors. Knock knock!

57-Jorah

Jorah, fighting in the high-end arena. Note the Targaryen banner in the background.

57-Selyse

Queen Selyse is on the ground, upset. Maybe she’s tired of snow as well.

58-Marge

Margaery is storming into a room, with fire in her eyes.

Daario Naharis: All rulers are either butchers…

59-Daario

Again, sorry Jorah.

60-Dany

Dany reaching up…

or meat.

61-Dragon

for DROGON! He’s freaking huge.

62-Drogon

And is having attachment issues.

Want more? I have my spoilery speculative analysis as well.

4 more weeks!


(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

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Comments
  1. Toni Betzner says:

    I can’t wait to see season 5 but I have to get caught up on season 4

    Liked by 1 person

  2. gameofthroatsblog says:

    Great recap! (Is recap the right word?) So funny 🙂 Unfortunately, that girl in Ramsay’s sex scene IS Myranda *groans* Whatever, I’m still hoping for Jeyne Poole.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. sb2711 says:

    MIND BLOWN OUT. I have not seen the trailer. I will not see. I will faint from FANGIRL excitement 😀 I want a spoilery analysis though 😀

    Liked by 1 person

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