Over the weekend, HBO released a few short clips and a poster for the upcoming season of its fantasy drama "Game of Thrones" season 5, allowing fans a glimpse into what Jon Snow, Tyrion, and Brienne of Tarth have been up to.
The last we saw of Jon Snow, he had captured Mance, and one of the new clips shows Snow interrogating his foe.
"You spent your life convincing the clans to come together for the first time in history," Jon Snow starts. "A life's work uniting them. You didn't do it for power. You didn't do it for glory. You brought them together to save them. Isn't their survival more important than you pride?"
Mance replies, "Pride? F**k my pride."
Yet another clip shows Brienne of Tarth in a moment of self doubt. She tells her squire Podrick that all she wanted was to serve a Lord, but sadly all the good ones are dead and the rest are monsters.
The last we saw of Brienne of Tarth, she was on her way to meet the Stark daughter, and although she succeeding in finding Arya, things took an unexpected turn when the Hound stood in Brienne's way, allowing Arya to escape.
The poster, in the meantime, focuses on Tyrion and one of Daenerys' dragons, which looks bigger than before. As fans of the "Game of Thrones" series of books, on which the show is based, know Tyrion is headed to Meereen and with the pace at which the show is moving it won't be long before the two cross path.
But in the upcoming "The Winds of Winter", the two are still apart for most of the time, teased "Game of Thrones" author George R R Martin.
"Tyrion and Dany will intersect, in a way, but for much of the book they're still apart," Martin said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "They both have quite large roles to play here [in 'The Winds Of Winter']."
Tyrion's Meereen story arc was hinted in an earlier promo clip for season 5 when the eunuch Varys was seen telling the Lannister that the seven kingdoms need a ruler who will be loved by millions, and that it needn't be a "him."
"Game of Thrones" season 5 will air on 12 April at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.