Good things come to those who wait, so says the old adage. It's that sentiment which has kept us from losing sleep/our minds over Game of Thrones (opens in new tab) season six, and in particular, the fate of one Jon Snow. If a recent plot synopsis (opens in new tab) is to be trusted then that small matter will be resolved in the first episode. Still, that's not stopped HBO from putting the shackles on its actors as Liam "The Onion Knight" Cunningham revealed during his recent Conan O'Brien appearance.
Cunningham says that he's forbidden from confirming or denying a supposed "big secret" connected to the series. Apparently HBO has snipers, or something. The actor, who plays Davos Seaworth, did however debut the first clip from the upcoming show which ties in nicely to the end of that bloody season six trailer (opens in new tab). Remember? When Davos drew his sword all defiant-like?
This brief clip offers a bit more context to that moment, which features a small group of the Night's Watch barricaded inside a room with Snow's still-warm corpse and his Ghost. Check it out below:
It picks up from that earlier shot in the trailer where we see Davos wield his sword in defense of Snow - which wasn't entirely true. Yes, he probably doesn't want Snow's body cut to ribbons, but he's probably more interested in not being hideously butchered by Ser Allister Thorne.
Game of Thrones season 6 premieres on HBO on April 24, 2016 in the US, and on Sky Atlantic a day later in the UK.