The first episode of Game of Thrones season six has been given a name and an official description ahead of its debut later this month.
Warning: Spoilers for Game of Thrones lie ahead.
As reported by Entertainment Weekly, episode one of season six is entitled “The Red Woman.” Barring some unforeseen swerve, this is a reference to Melisandre. Naturally, this will drum up discussions of her reviving the at-least-temporarily deceased Jon Snow, an ability her fellow red priest Thoros of Myr has been shown to have.
If that is what’s going to happen, the description isn’t offering any hints.
“Following the shocking developments at the conclusion of season five, including Jon Snow’s bloody fate at the hands of Castle Black mutineers, Daenerys’ near-demise at the fighting pits of Meereen, and Cersei’s public humiliation in the streets of King’s Landing, survivors from all parts of Westeros and Essos regroup to press forward, inexorably, towards their uncertain individual fates,” it reads.
“Familiar faces will forge new alliances to bolster their strategic chances at survival, while new characters will emerge to challenge the balance of power in the east, west, north and south.”
Little is known about season six, both because it dives even further into territory not yet reached by George RR Martin’s novels (which serve as the source material) and because HBO has been hesitant to share much. Photos have shown us where many of the main characters start out this season, while trailers have offered a glimpse of where they’re headed. But definitive answers, particularly regarding the fate of Jon Snow, remain elusive.
Game of Thrones season six debuts on HBO on April 24. Star Peter Dinklage recently promoted the show’s return by hosting Saturday Night Live, where he performed a song you’ll be hard-pressed to get out of your head.