Game Of Thrones season 6 premiered in the US on 24 April and HBO is ensuring that it maintains its tradition of keeping all related content a top secret. So much so that the network has not yet released the synopsis of episode 2, which is titled, Home. However, an official preview video gives fans a brief idea of what they can expect for the Lannisters and the Starks.
Attention: Potential spoilers ahead
It reveals Bran Stark's struggle with his vision, Cersei Lannister will have the Mountain as her bodyguard and blind Arya Stark will get into action. Sansa, on the other hand, is still trying to escape from Ramsay Bolton's clutches.
Meanwhile, instead of revealing Jon Snow's fate, episode 1 titled Red Woman, raised some questions that would be vital as the 10-episode season continues. Moreover, the premiere title and the last scene of the episode revealed that the season is likely to have more remarkable moments featuring Lady Melisandre.
Nonetheless, fans are expecting that HBO's claim about Jon Snow's fate might be untrue as rumours suggest that the priestess of R'hllor could play a key role in reviving the Lord Commander of the Night's Watch.
Spoiler alert: Do not proceed further if you have not watched season 6 episode 1
In the premiere episode, Melisandre revealed her best-kept secret. As soon as she removed her necklace, she transformed into an old woman. While there is speculation about her shocking transformation, Liam Cunningham – who plays Stannis Baratheon – has a different story to tell.
The Irish actor teased an emotional journey ahead for Carice van Houten's character as she grieves over Snow's sad fate. "She had seen a great battle at Winterfell with Jon Snow leading it, and now, he's dead. He's gone. Her world's falling asunder. Then we see this remarkable moment, where her humanity comes out," he told The Hollywood Reporter.
The 54-year-old also hinted at a complete transformation in Houten's character. "Whatever you saw for the last five [seasons], it's gone. You're never going to look at Melisandre the same way again. That's really great. That's just an additional thing for an actor to have. And she doesn't even need to play it; the audience [feels] it for her. Everything she does now is a lie. It's not the real Melisandre. We're always going to be watching to see when the reveal is going to take place — if it ever takes place," he explained.
Game Of Thrones season 6 will return on HBO on 1 May.