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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Finale Sneak Peek: ‘We Don’t Choose Whom We Love’ (Photos)

HBO series’ traumatized fan base girds itself for show’s last drops of murder and mayhem — until Season 6

After a traumatic episode of “Game of Thrones” last weekend, in which an epic sacrifice again set the Internet ablaze with sorrow and outrage, the Season 5 finale arrives on Sunday titled “Mother’s Mercy.”

Fans are hoping for a little mercy in this season of death, violence and controversy.

Below are eight images previewing the episode, which was written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and directed by David Nutter, followed by the preview trailer that aired after “The Dance of Dragons” episode:

stannis-melisandre-game-of-thrones-finaleStephen Dillane as Stannis Baratheon, Carice van Houten as Melisandre

ser-jorah-tyrion-lannister-peter-dinklage-daario-game-of-thrones-finaleIain Glen as Jorah Mormont, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Michiel Huisman as Daario Naharis

sansa-sophie-turner-game-of-thrones-finaleSophie Turner as Sansa Stark

jon-snow-kit-harington-samwell-tarley-john-bradley-game-of-thrones-finaleKit Harington as Jon Snow, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly


jaqen-h-ghar-tom-wlaschiha-game-of-thrones-finaleTom Wlaschiha as Jaqen H’Ghar

high-sparrow-cersei-lena-headey-game-of-thrones-finaleJonathan Pryce as The High Sparrow, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister