The Gale-Katniss-Peeta love triangle is complicated enough without the Capitol’s involvement, but that last bit is somewhat inescapable in Mockingjay. Not only has Peeta been captured by President Snow, but Snow then uses that opportunity to hit Katniss where it hurts.
In a new clip from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1, which debuted on Good Morning America, the Capitol televises Peeta’s tear-filled plea for Katniss to stop the growing war and really look at the people she’s surrounded by. It’s clearly a message from the Capitol, a fact that doesn’t sit well with Gale. Despite the fact that Peeta is clearly malnourished and abused, Gale still calls him a “coward” for being Snow’s mouthpiece. Katniss is quick to defend her fellow victor.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 arrives in theaters Nov. 21.