Welcome back to Westeros! HBO released a second teaser from the upcoming fifth season of Game of Thrones and it offers a (super-short!) glimpse at the whereabouts of Arya Stark, her sister Sansa, and Cersei Lannister.
Story lines for the main characters look bleak in the latest peek, which comes one month after the initial 10-second clip made its way onto the Three-Eyed Raven website. The first face to appear in the teaser is that of Sansa (Sophie Turner), whose expression looks grim and rather worried. (Sansa was last seen colluding with Littlefinger and her orphaned cousin Robin at the Eyrie.)
It then pans to a heart tree, with drips of blood-like red sap streaming down the trunk.
Arya (Maisie Williams) slips into the frame in a rowboat with the Braavosi captain introduced at the end of season four. Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), meanwhile, gazes out from a screened cell as she remains captive. (She was last seen declaring her “love” for her twin brother Jaime.)
As witnessed in the first teaser for season five of the smash fantasy series, Arya — the headstrong orphan of Ned and Catelyn Stark — has gone rogue. Williams told the Guardian this past weekend that there’s a “big ending” for Arya ahead.
“We’re coming to the end now,” the actress said, “so I don’t know what they’re going to do next year. It’s the end of Arya, as far as anyone knows.”
Overall, things aren’t exactly promising for the show’s main characters. Watch the teaser above!