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Game of Thrones’ highly anticipated sixth season debuts in just a matter of days. In advance of the series’ Sunday premiere, be sure that you are fully prepared for the new season by revisiting the most suspenseful highlights from season 5 — and the predominant theories about what’s to come.

For the first episode of EW’s new series, Game of Theories, EW’s own Shirley Li takes viewers on a tour through last season in anticipation of the big day.

First, let’s put that major question of the season to bed: Jon Snow is dead, you guys. But, does that mean all hope is lost? We know that Red Priests have the power to resurrect the dead — Arya saw one do it earlier in the season — and now that the Red Priestess Melisandre is back at Castle Black, it’s not inconceivable that she can bring the fallen crow back to life.

Things aren’t looking great for Jon’s half-sister Arya, either. After stealing a face from the House of Black and White, her mentor Jaqen H’ghar punishes her with blindness. Could it be a permanent affliction for Arya, or just another one of Jaquen’s tests?

Two more things we’re curious to see this season: How will Sansa and Theon make their escape from Winterfell, and how will Cersei use her new zombified version of The Mountain as a weapon?

Check out the first Game of Theories video above, and be sure to tune in every Monday for a new installment breaking down the previous night’s episode. For more on season 6, sign up for our Thrones email newsletter, bookmark this page for the latest GoT stories, and subscribe now to our season 6 podcast.

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HBO's epic fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin's novel series A Song of Ice and Fire.

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