“Lannister. Baratheon. Stark. Tyrell. They’re all just spokes on a wheel,” says Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) in this new trailer for Season 5 of “Game of Thrones.”
Truly, in this time of upheaval, the famed houses will battle one another until until one rises to the top and the others either fall into obedience or are wiped out. It looks like Daenerys’ best strategy, then, is to wait it out in the east while the other families kill each other. But as she says, she’s not going to stop the wheel, she’s going to break it. From the looks of this second trailer, however, she seems to have quite a few problems of her own.
Other notable appearances in this trailer is the introduction of Oberyn Martell’s bastard daughters, The Sand Snakes, one of whom appears to have epic whip skills. There’s also the return of Dany’s largest dragon Drogon, who didn’t get chained up with the others towards the end of last season. Looks like we’re in for some ice and fire this season.
“Game of Thrones” returns on HBO on April 12 at 9pm.