The first big trailer for Game of Thrones‘ sixth season ended with an awesome stinger of Davos Seaworth drawing Jon Snow’s sword from its sheath, ready to hack someone to pieces. But a new clip from the show’s premiere gives us some context for the badarse moment, and there’s a lot more going on than we thought.
A warning going in: there’s some spoiler-y Game of Thrones info ahead. Tread wisely and all that.
The first actual clip for the new season made its debut during the latest episode of Conan, which featured Davos himself, Liam Cunningham. The clip starts at around 1:49 in the video below.
So it turns out Davos’ little quip apologising for the stabby fun times he’s about to put someone through isn’t quite as badarse as it was in the trailer. Davos isn’t bearing arms to attack the members of the Watch in the room with him as we thought he was; he’s joining them in defending Jon Snow’s body from the arrival of Alliser Thorne and his treacherous pals, who are battering the door down to try and get to Jon.
God knows why, considering they have already stabbed him enough times! But it’s interesting to see that there’s going to be a divide in various camps of the Watch over Jon’s murder. But still, the question remains. Why is Davos so feverishly defending a dead man’s body… unless perhaps that man will be very much not dead in the not-too-distant future.
We’ll have to wait and see, but thankfully not too much longer — Game of Thrones returns to HBO on April 24.