'Game of Thrones' Season 5 Premiere Sneak Peek: Winter Is Finally Over (VIDEO)

game of thrones season 5It's here. It's finally time! Game of Thrones season 5 will be premiering on HBO on Sunday, April 12, at 9 p.m. Is winter finally over? What's in store for Tyrion, Jon, Arya, Cersei, Jaime, Brienne, Sansa, Daenerys, Theon, oops, Reek -- and how will the show combine both A Feast for Crows and A Dance With Dragons? Book fans are well aware that author George R. R. Martin split the narrative by not including major characters' POVs in each book because there was simply too much to get through. So the premiere, "The Wars to Come," should hopefully start to bring everything together on screen, coming off the heels of an amazing, intense, memorable season 4.

Game of Thrones spoilers up through season 4 ahead! The rest is pure speculation!

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The vague episode descriptions are back and better than ever, so here is all HBO had to offer us:

Cersei and Jaime adjust to a world without Tywin. Varys reveals a conspiracy to Tyrion. Dany faces a new threat to her rule. Jon is caught between two kings.

Enlightening, right? If you'll recall, Tyrion shot his father Tywin while on the privy as he made his miraculous escape from jail (and beheading) with the help of his brother Jaime. Let's just hope Cersei and Jaime don't have yet another extremely controversial encounter in front of their father's body like they did with their son's. Ugh.

Ahem, anyway, according to the description, it looks like Tyrion does make it out alive (thank goodness) and is well on his way to wherever Varys has planned for him. But Jaime, unaware that Tyrion was going to kill his father, most likely has to deal with the guilt of letting him go. Will he end up telling Cersei what he did?

On the other side of the Game of Thrones universe, Dany faces a new threat to her rule because nothing ever comes easy when one rules in Game of Thrones. With her most loyal soldier Ser Jorah Mormont banished, will she become even more closer and dependent upon Daario Naharis (and his great-looking ass) (sorry not sorry)? And her two dragons, except Drogon, are held in captivity. She'll have to find Drogon and try to learn some way to control him if she ever wants to take on the rest of Westeros. That is if she can even rule Slaver's Bay in the first place.

Meanwhile, Jon Snow up on the Wall was aided by Stannis Baratheon to defeat Mance Rayder and the wildlings. He is grateful to both Stannis for rescuing the Night's Watch as well as Mance's treatment toward him while he was at the wildling camp. Let's hope we'll get a glimpse of Ghost, but it's a damn shame we'll never hear a "You know nothin', Jon Snow" ever again.

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The show also left off with Arya sailing toward Braavos, leaving a dying Hound behind, as well as sister Sansa coming into her own after Petyr Baelish pushed her aunt out the Moon Door. Fans know that there will be no Bran or Hodor (Hodor!) this season, and that there will be a whole new storyline that takes place in Dorne, where poor Oberyn Martell was from. Knowing what the show has had to offer us, we can only hope it will be as gorgeous and breathtaking as the rest of the visuals we've seen so far.

And of course who can forget about Podrick and Brienne! Let's hope that odd couple continues to provide some very necessary comedic relief.

There is simply so much to get through. Here's the latest trailer to get you even more pumped for Sunday!

Who are you most looking forward to seeing on the season 5 premier of Game of Thrones?

 

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