New ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Sneak Peek: Arya Visits the House of Black and White
We’ve not even crossed over to April just yet, let alone the Game of Thrones Season 5 premiere on April 12, but already the first episodes have begun taking shape. Find out where Arya lands in Braavos with a new clip from HBO’s fifth season epic, and get some early intel on the premiere!
Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams helped introduce the newest Game of Thrones Season 5 clip, which sees the youngest Lady Stark finally arriving at the House of Black and White to trade in the mysterious coin from Jaquen H’Ghar. Her reception doesn’t go entirely as planned, and you’re warned of some potentially major spoilers here, but a certain actor recently spoke to TVGuide of a returning character this season:
That’s really tricky. I thought, ‘Maybe I will be back, but not with my face,’ I was totally surprised. I’d always hoped to be back at some point, but with Game of Thrones you can never be sure. I think at some point in the season, [Jaqen and Arya] will meet.
We’d guess the above clip takes place in the second episode, as reads the new season’s first episode synopses:
Episode #41: “The Wars to Come”: 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. (Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Michael Slovis.)
Episode #42: “The House of Black and White”: Arya arrives in Braavos. Pod and Brienne run into trouble on the road. Cersei fears for her daughter’s safety in Dorne as Ellaria Sand seeks revenge for Oberyn’s death. Stannis tempts Jon. An adviser tempts Dany. (Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Michael Slovis.)
Episode #43: “High Sparrow”: In Braavos, Arya sees the Many-Faced God. In King’s Landing, Queen Margaery enjoys her new husband. Tyrion and Varys walk the Long Bridge of Volantis. (Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Mark Mylod.)
Elsewhere of Game of Thrones Season 5 (already renewed for 6, with the cast signed through 7, and further talk of beyond), we know of multiple returning, confirmed absent, and new characters cast, confirming the show’s trip to Spain. The story will draw heavily from George R.R. Martin’s fourth and fifth novels, A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons, while HBO has also provided a list of directors, as well as insight into which literary stories may not make the transition to film.
We’ve also heard that the April 12 premiere may see one of those big book-divergent deaths we’ve heard so much about, while the entire season will take us closer than ever to eclipsing George R.R. Martin’s novels. Check out the latest clips above and below, and stay tuned for more on the April 12 Game of Thrones premiere!