The French are a lucky bunch. Not only do they get to consume nothing but cheese and wine and not gain a pound (right?), their Game of Thrones promos are also way better than ours. Take this teaser for Season 4, Episode 9, “The Watchers on the Wall” for example, which comes to us courtesy of Flickering Myth, and see what we’re talking about.

We’ve never seen so much action in a promo. Seriously, we can’t stop jumping up and down; this episode is going to be insane. George R. R. Martin wasn’t kidding when he said that “The Watchers on the Wall” dwarfs Season 2, Episode 9, “Blackwater”, the show’s previous big battle episode. Of course it’s not too hard to dwarf something when you have giants and wooly mammoths fighting people!

In addition to the giants and wooly mammoths, which are awesome, we also get tons of sword fighting, explosions, flaming arrows, inspiring battle speeches, Ghost mixing it up, Ygritte and Jon both kicking ass, even Sam and Pyp are seen sporting weapons. And take a look at that giant smashing into the Wall’s gate at the end of the clip... we sure hope Jon wasn’t foreshadowing when he mentioned that the gates won’t stop them.


We’re just going to watch this video on repeat until “The Watchers on the Wall” airs this Sunday, June 8, at 9 pm ET/PT on HBO.