Do my eyes deceive me, or is that what I think it is? Could it be? Did some brand new Game of Thrones photographs really commandeer a boat, sail through Valyria, do whatever it takes to dodge the Stone Men’s greyscale-infected clutches, and dock the watercraft once they reached the shores of the Internet? Why, yes. Yes, they did. Prepare your eyeballs accordingly, Thrones fans, for HBO has released some new pictures. On Friday, Entertainment Weekly shared the batch of exclusive Game of Thrones Season 6 stills, a piping hot platter of photos if there ever was one.
OK, let's cut right to the chase: The Bastard of Winterfell isn't in any of the photos. Not a single hint regarding Jon Snow or his fate to be found. But hey, this isn’t The Jon Snow Show; the 998th Lord Commander of The Night's Watch isn't the only GoT character we care about, right? Right!
Here is what we can deduce from these Season 6 snaps: Arya is blind; Daenerys has been captured; Tyrion and Varys continue to be a crate, er, great duo; Bran will kick it with the Three-Eyed Raven; Jaime Lannister will be on a boat; and The Wall jump didn’t kill Theon and Sansa after all.
Do you miss Arya, Sansa, Dany, Bran, and the rest of the Game of Thrones roster (minus monsters like Ramsay Bolton, duh)? You and me both, pal. But fear not! We are so close to the Season 6 premiere: In just one month's time, GoT will return to our television sets. Start stocking up on mead now.
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