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Katniss Returns to District 12 in the MIND-FRACKINGLY GOOD New Mockingjay Trailer

When last we checked in with our dauntless, Dorito-hoovering heroine, things were very bleak indeed: Gale and his come-hither eyebrows were launching crossbow grenades, President Snow was sporting a sobering turtleneck, and poor, brainwashed Peeta was probably locked in a mirrored dance studio somewhere, bleaching his cummerbund and practicing his dramatic elbow sweeps in preparation for the Backstreet Boys reunion tour. Back then, all signs pointed to impending doom—and tributes, THINGS HAVE NOT IMPROVED.

In the newest Mockingjay teaser, President Coin and Plutarch Heavensbee decide that Katniss must be made to understand the truly terrible power of the Capitol—so they put her on the Millennium Falcon and fly her back home to District 12. Except now, THERE IS NO DISTRICT 12. District 12 is a smoldering pile of rock and ash, and the only thing still standing is the Victors’ Village, also known as THE PLACE WHERE YOUR NIGHTMARES BECOME REALITY AS A HAUNTING LORDE SONG PLAYS ON AN ENDLESS LOOP.

If you think you’re brave enough, press Play—and then meet us in the comments so we can all HUG IT OUT.

SON OF A TRACKERJACKER! HOW CAN WE POSSIBLY BE EXPECTED TO WAIT UNTIL NOVEMBER 21ST WHEN THEY GO AND DANGLE THIS SPECTACULAR TIDBIT RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR RABID FACES?! That is too many days away. WE SHAN’T LAST.

On a semi-related note, is Katniss’ limp, middle-parted hair situation BUMMING ANYONE ELSE OUT? Because it is bumming us out somethin’ FIERCE. Is it too much to ask for a bit of follicle oomph? BRING BACK THE BRAID, EVERDEEN. Surely Effie can help with the styling! 

Andddddd now let’s all commence dying and hugging and exploding in the comments. WE’LL BRING THE SNACKS.