Such sweet torture.
The new season of Game of Thrones debuts on April 12. Fans of the show have already been whipped into a frothing frenzy of anticipation, and that was just at the end of last season. HBO, however, is a relentless hype junkie. That's why they won't stop teasing us with clips, hints, and pictures from the new season. Now, just when we were close to thinking about something else for a minute, they've dropped two new clips and eight new images. Time to call out of work.
The first clip is of Jon Snow (sigh) and Mance Rayder (double sigh):
The second clip is of Varys and Tyrion. Ooh, I hope they trade witty rejoinders!
The images depict various characters, old and new. First up, Melisandre:
The red woman's looking pretty pale. Wear a scarf, Mel! (HBO Helen Sloan)
Here's Jon Snow and Mance Rayder, from the scene above (sigh):
They look great in fur. (HBO Helen Sloan)
Here are the Lannister twins, having an argument that may or may not turn into incestuous sex:
They could also be trading hair tips. (HBO Helen Sloan)
If you haven't lost track of the plot yet, you might remember that their daughter Myrcella was sent south to Dorne. Here she is looking all grown-up:
Her hair is perfect. They must have sent her off with plenty of product. (HBO Macall B. Polay)
Even Trystane Martell can't resist touching it. (HBO Macall B. Polay)
Much of the action of season 5 takes place in Dorne, and introduces the Sand Snakes, fan-favorite characters from the books. First up, here's Obara Sand:
Scary Sand. (HBO Helen Sloan)
Posh Sand. (HBO Helen Sloan)
And Tyene Sand:
Sporty Sand. (HBO Macall B. Polay)
What do you think? Do these teasers get you more excited for the upcoming season, or have you been overexposed by this point? What if I told you that all of these characters die? Just kidding, I don't even know. I used to know, but then the show stopped killing the same characters who die in the books. Now I'm in the dark just like everyone else, and I don't like it. It makes me tense. I'm just going to watch these clips on repeat until I calm down. Valar morghulis, everybody!