Game of Thrones
The cast and crew of HBO's "Game of Thrones" pose backstage with their Outstanding Drama Series award during the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California September 20, 2015. Reuters/Mike Blake

First few reviews of “Game of Thrones” Season 6 premiere are in and they all promise some shocks and twists in episode 1. Reports point to a new “twist” involving Melisandre and the episode is titled “The Red Woman.”

[Minor spoilers]

The episode begins at the same spot where Jon Snow (Kit Harington) died in the previous season, The Telegraph reports. The episode is said to be “heavy on violence and brutality” and there is less sex and nudity. There will be scenes of armies, something that the trailers of the next season have teased already.

The report also reveals that there will be a “surprising twist” involving Melisandre (Carice Van Houten) towards the end of the episode. The scene promises some “powerful sorcery” in the future episodes. Although the episode’s title is “The Red Woman,” Melisandre is not featured in a significant way throughout the episode.

A report by Entertainment Weekly reveals that unlike the previous seasons, which were slightly slower in terms of the pace, Game of Thrones” Season 6 premiere episode “hits the ground at full sprint.” The episode will deal with all the cliffhangers from the Season 5 finale, making each storyline engaging.

There will be some “genuinely shocking” scenes that even the hardcore fans can’t expect. Not all the major characters will appear in the first episode, however, and they are expected to be featured in episode 2.

The episode will not be all action and war. There will also be a few lighter moments that will get viewers to laugh, Los Angeles Times reports. There will be at least three comedy scenes and one “gasp-worthy moment” in the “Game of Thrones” Season 6 premiere episode. There were reportedly two instances where the audience at the screening at Los Angeles cheered at what happened on screen. Executive producer David Benioff reportedly said that the audience “freaked out” when they were supposed to, during the screening.

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