Just as Valentine's Day was wrapping up Sunday evening, HBO served up a creepy dessert in the form of the "Game of Thrones" season 6 teaser trailer.
The minute-long video is short on action but leads down a long rabbit hole of dread and speculation as to who may not survive this season and which former lord commander of the Night's Watch may or may not be returning.
This adds to a growing plate of tidbits we have to guess about, following the first release of still images from the upcoming season.
As you can see for yourself in the video above, we get a candlelit tour of the as-yet-unseen "Hall of Faces," which begins by focusing on an eyes-closed bust of the departed Ned Stark accompanied by his disembodied voice. After focusing on a few other late characters, the tease really begins by showing Jon Snow, whose apparent demise at the end of last season has been the source of much speculation.
But the final blow comes as we see the head of Tyrion Lannister in the hall. Is the charming, calculating Bill Clinton of Westeros headed for an imminent death?
Perhaps not, because if you look closely at the final shot, the busts of Sansa Stark, Arya Stark, Daenerys Targaryen and Cersei Lannister also appear to be visible, so perhaps this is just a hall of all the faces of Westeros existing for no reason other than to torment fans. OR...the series will keep grinding on as many of us have always feared...until everyone is dead.
For even more speculation, check out our look ahead to season 6, which premieres on HBO in April.