It rumbles along, at first, at a slow boil, with its “Hoo. Hah.” score, but at around the one-minute mark when Cersei tells Tommen what Lannisters do to their enemies, the new Game of Thrones trailer kicks into high gear, and by the end of the trailer, Jon Snow is a goddamn afterthought. Who cares about a maybe-dead character, when there’s Pod and zombies and Tyrion drinking and knowing, an acrobatic one-eyed Arya, and a sweet-ass giant dragon casting its shadow over the entirety of Westeros.
I can’t wait to see Cersei rip the asshole out of that false prophet and feed it back to him through his nose.
Game of Thrones returns on April 24th and critics (who won’t get advanced screenings) and book readers (who have run out of book) won’t be able to do a damn thing to spoil it.