Good Morning America aired an exclusive clip from Mockingjay Part 1 today. For those of you who are spoiler weary avert your eyes and stop reading. This was an incredibly emotion-packed scene showing how Peeta can yank at our heart stings using only a few words and how Katniss’ feelings for Peeta are so strong that her body language exudes her inner turmoil as clearly as if she were speaking.
The scene begins begins with Caesar Flickerman on the televisions in the District 13 cafeteria. Katniss, Gale, and other younger District 13 members all have stopped eating. Their eyes are glued to the screen as Caesar begins the interview.
Caesar Flickerman “There has been rampant speculation about what really happened in the Quarter Quell, and here to shed a little more light on the subject for us is a very special guest. Please welcome Mr. Peeta Mellark. Peeta, a lot of people feel as though they are in the dark.”
Peeta “Yeah, I know how they feel.”
Caesar “Now, so set the stage for us. Talk us through what really happened on that final and controversial night.”
Peeta “Well first off you have to understand when you’re in the games you only get one wish. It’s very costly.”
Katniss “You’re alive.”
We finally get the full feel of this watershed moment for Katniss when she realizes Peeta is still alive. Seeing Peeta on the screen, Katniss lets everything melt away except for Peeta’s voice. The stills below show the progression of Katniss from the moment she is blindsided, to shock, to emotionally giving way as her heart can rest for that brief moment knowing Peeta is still in her world. Soon she will realize why he is alive–so the Capitol can use him against her.
UPDATE: ComingSoon.net has the video embed so that international fans can watch it too!
Was this scene how you imagined it? What was going through your mind when you saw the clip? Also, would you have chosen a different clip to release on Good Morning America or consider this moment too spoilery? Let us know in the comments below.