Monday, March 19, 2012

Game of Thrones Trailer: "Price for Our Sins" (SPOILERS)

Here's another trailer for the upcoming second season of HBO's Game of Thrones, this one based on the second novel in the series, A Clash of Kings.

I actually read the second book in the series, but that was a long time ago.  However, I've been hanging around the forums and the ASOIAF Wiki, so I've got a good idea of what's happening:

*Danaerys and her khalasar are passing through the red wastes and taking casualties.  I think the woman she's holding is one of her handmaidens, who doesn't survive the journey.

*Cersei looks like she's feeling a bit guilty over the death of Eddard Stark--at least that looks like Eddard-- just before she broods about how this is the price of their sins.  It's dark enough that it could be the captive Jaime Lannister, but with the dark hair, it looks more like Eddard.

*We've got Catelyn lecturing Robb about the cost of power.  In the longer version of that scene in the last trailer I posted, she's talking about how she wished he could follow his heart, so again, it looks like we'll be seeing Jeyne-gate.

*There's Melisandre the Red Woman, a witch who believes Stannis Baratheon is some kind of messiah and has the icons of the Seven burned wherever she goes.  And I guess that's Maester Cressen who is leery of her influence.

*It looks like Theon Greyjoy is still with Robb when he makes his "free and independent kingdom" speech.  It looks like someone else is getting dunked in the water, so I'm guessing that's when Theon returns to the Iron Islands and his religious-zealot uncle insists of reconsecrating them to the Ironborn's Drowned God.

*That woman offering herself sexually to some guy is actually Margaery Tyrell and that's Renly Baratheon there.  In one of the earlier trailers when you see it at a distance, I thought it was Robb Stark and Jeyne Westerling.  Given how them getting it on came about because she was comforting him over the apparent death of his brothers, I imagine them actually sleeping together would come on more slowly.

*And just when Varys makes the comment about "the shadow on the wall," we see Melisandre in the throes of what looks like childbirth.  Looks like we'll be seeing her birthing homicidal shadow-babies.

*The ships and the fire look like the Battle of the Blackwater, but I thought that came much later in the chronology.  Maybe it's Stannis's siege of Storm's End?  But in the middle of it, that's Sandor Clegane in the dog-faced helmet.  He wasn't at Storm's End if I remember right, but he was at the Battle of the Blackwater.

Just remember people--April 1st is when it premieres.

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