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'Game of Thrones' ~ Every single thing you need to remember from the first seven seasons

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Westeros has been ruled by Robert Baratheon and his queen, Cersei Lannister for 17 years, after he rebelled and overthrew the Targaryen dynasty. The last surviving Targaryens, Dany and Viserys, are in exile. After Robert’s Hand of the King (aka chief of staff) dies, he makes his BFF Ned Stark take the job.

Ned has been chilling in the north with his wife Catelyn and their kids – Robb, Sansa, Arya, Bran and Rickon – plus Ned’s "bastard son" Jon Snow.

Season 1

Catelyn’s sister thinks the Lannister family murdered the old Hand (we’re unsure of that, but Cersei’s twin brother/secret lover Jaime definitely pushed Bran out a window). Ned has to go south to the capital of King’s Landing anyway, bringing his daughter Sansa, who is engaged to Robert's "son" Prince Joffrey, and Arya.

ed makes a mess of his job as Hand right away. He’s too honorable and honest to be a politician, and the big players in King’s Landing run roughshod over him, especially Littlefinger, the Master of Coin (aka secretary of the treasury). Littlefinger helps Ned figure out that Prince Joffrey is the product of an incestuous relationship between Cersei and Jaime, and tells Ned and Catelyn that Tyrion Lannister (Cersei and Jaime’s dwarf younger brother) attacked Bran.

Catelyn captures Tyrion and starts a war between the families. Robb leads the Stark army and scores a major victory over the Lannisters, and captures Jaime. It’s to no avail, though, because Ned is executed after he tries to install Robert's brother Stannis on the throne when Robert dies, because he’s next in the line of succession. Arya escapes King’s Landing, but Sansa is a hostage.

In the North, Jon Snow leaves his family behind to join the Night’s Watch, a brotherhood that guards the “Wall" that protects Westeros from the north, populated by “wildlings,” and, as Jon learns, wights (frozen zombies) and White Walkers (sentient frozen zombies). He gets a cool sword, befriends the smart but cowardly Samwell Tarly, and heads north of the Wall.

Across the Narrow Sea in Essos, Daenerys Targaryen marries Dothraki Khal Drogo and embraces him and his nomadic, horse-loving people. Drogo kills her vile brother Viserys because he's annoying but eventually is murdered himself by a witch who also kills Dany’s unborn child. Dany, who has no chill, burns the witch alive, walks into the flames and hatches three dragon eggs, becoming the Mother of Dragons.

Season 2

Welcome to the War of the Five Kings. Joffrey rules in King’s Landing, torturing Sansa, while Tyrion takes over the Hand of the King gig, saving the Lannisters from ruin (not that anyone would give him credit).

Robert’s brothers Renly and Stannis rise up against Joffrey, although Stannis quickly dispenses with Renly via his handy red priestess Melisandre, who worships the Lord of Light and births a shadow baby that kills him. Stannis nearly takes King’s Landing in the epic Battle of the Blackwater, but Tyrion fends him off with help from his dad Tywin and Littlefinger, who recruited Renly’s former allies the Tyrells to their cause.

Robb has been declared King in the North and is winning battles until his foster brother Theon turns against him, capturing the Stark castle of Winterfell. Theon does it for his father Balon Greyjoy, lord of the Iron Islands, who also declares himself a king, since everybody's doing it. Theon eventually loses the castle to Robb's (very temporary) ally Roose Bolton's son Ramsay, and is captured. Bran and Rickon escape.

Robb makes the incredibly dumb mistake of marrying a random field nurse, even though he pledged to Lord Walder Frey that he'd marry one of Frey's daughters. Catelyn is equally dumb, and releases Jaime, charging Brienne of Tarth to take him on a road trip back to King’s Landing in exchange for Sansa and Arya.

Arya is captured by the Lannisters, but they think she's a peasant and take her to work at the castle of Harrenhal. There she befriends Yoda-speaking Jaqen H’ghar, an assassin who can change his face, and he eventually helps her escape. Beyond the Wall, Jon meets a hot wildling, Ygritte, and goes undercover in the wildling army. In the Essos city of Qarth, Dany’s storyline is completely pointless, but by the end of the season she has a little money, a few followers and a ship.

Season 3

Jon meets Mance Rayder, the King Beyond the Wall, and falls in love with Ygritte, but eventually has to betray her to get back to the Night’s Watch. He nearly runs into Bran, who is following a weird magical destiny north of the Wall. Arya is captured by the Brotherhood without Banners, who are like the Avengers only drunker, and then by less-than-ethical fighter the Hound, who gets her oh so close to her family, before it all goes wrong.

Speaking of it all going wrong, Robb walks into the trap we all affectionately know as the Red Wedding, when Walder Frey and Roose Bolton kill him, his wife, Catelyn, and most of the Stark army. Oops.

Tywin takes power in King’s Landing, and memorably sends his regards to the Starks. He forces Tyrion to marry Sansa after Joffrey becomes engaged to Margaery Tyrell. On the way back to King's Landing, Brienne and Jaime are captured and he loses a hand, but he eventually makes it to Cersei. The real reward was the lessons he learned along the way.

In Essos, Dany remembers she’s not boring, frees a bunch of slaves, conquers cities and lets her dragons loose.

Season 4

Weddings continue to be dangerous, as Littlefinger and Margaery's granny poison Joffrey at his own, aka the Purple Wedding. Tyrion takes the blame for the murder, and at his trial his former lover Shae turns on him. He tries and fails to win a trial by combat that features head-crushing (RIP Oberyn Martell and also the Dornish plot). Jaime helps him escape execution, but not before Tyrion kills Shae and Tywin (who happens to be sitting on a toilet).

Littlefinger manages to smuggle Sansa out of King’s Landing during Joffrey’s wedding, and brings her to his wife (and her weird aunt) Lysa at the Eyrie. He murders Lysa and Sansa lies for him, starting a partnership that, uh, does not go well. Her sister Arya hangs out with the Hound until Brienne finds her and has an epic fight with him, but Arya rejects them both and sails for Braavos to find Jaqen's assassin order, the Faceless Men.

In the north, Bran reaches the weird cave of the even weirder Three-Eyed Raven, and then we don’t hear from him again until Season 6. Jon and the Night’s Watch defend the Wall from Mance’s army, with the help of Stannis. In Meereen, one of the cities she conquered, Dany tries her hand at ruling but is not very good at it, to be honest. Plus her dragons have developed a taste for human flesh, which is terrible PR.

Season 5

Jon is elected Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, sees the Army of the Dead at Hardhome, but is then assassinated by his men because they're bratty.

Cersei tries to take power in King’s Landing while her younger son, Tommen, rules. She elevates a religious fanatic known as the High Sparrow to the position of High Septon (sort of like the Pope) and gives him a militia. She tries to use him to take out her enemies (the Tyrells), but it backfires and she is arrested for her sins. The High Sparrow makes her walk naked through the streets of the city while a septa (a nun) shouts “shame, shame, shame.”

Dany is still struggling to rule Meereen, and a terrorist group is killing her army and followers. Tyrion, depressed and drunk after killing his father and Shae, makes his way to Dany (with a few side adventures) and starts to advise her. She rides off on one of her dragons during an attack, leaving Tyrion to rule Meereen, or at least try.

Littlefinger, meanwhile, marries Sansa to Ramsay, who is now ruling with his father in Winterfell, and, because Ramsay's a vicious psychopath, he rapes and abuses her. Stannis marches on Winterfell but loses his support after burning his daughter alive at Melisandre’s behest. While Ramsay is off defeating Stannis’s army, Sansa and Theon escape. Brienne, who once loved and served Renly, executes Stannis.

In Braavos, Arya starts training to be a Faceless Man, and it’s all very dull.

Season 6

Season 6 kicks off with the biggest non-twist ever, when Jon Snow is resurrected by Melisandre, like we all knew he would be because of the countless fan theories and foreshadowing. He’s feeling sad and emo until Sansa shows up, recently rescued by Brienne and dying to take back Winterfell from her evil husband. Jon beats Ramsay in battle (where Rickon, who was somehow still a thing, dies), but only after Sansa asks Littlefinger for help, and the Northern lords declare Jon King in the North.

Bran is back and now has weird vision powers. He learns that Jon is actually the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, making him Dany’s nephew, another twist we all saw coming. Meanwhile, Arya realizes how annoying the Faceless Men were all along and ditches them to come back to Westeros and take revenge on Walder Frey.

Cersei exacts her revenge by blowing up the High Sparrow, Margaery and a few hundred other enemies. Tommen commits suicide, and Cersei, the last powerful figure left standing, crowns herself Queen of the Seven Kingdoms.

Dany, meanwhile, finally leaves Essos, after regaining control of her dragons, walking through some more fire, grabbing a Dothraki army and defeating the Meereen terrorists and former slavers for good. She sails for Westeros with Tyrion, the last standing Tyrell, the last standing Dornish (Oberyn's lover and daughters) and Theon and his sister Yara, who decided to support her after their uncle Euron took the Iron Islands from them.

Season 7

Dany gets to Westeros and goes for restraint in her military strategy, only to lose two battles to Cersei and Euron, who have teamed up. ("Thrones" also handily dispatches the last of the Tyrell and Dornish characters in those battles.) Cersei and Jaime are confident until Dany brings a dragon onto the battlefield, lighting things up.

Jon is consumed with the forthcoming war with the White Walkers, and heads to Dragonstone to get Walker-killing weapons (dragonglass) and maybe support from Dany. What he gets from Dany is the dragonglass and some flirty eyes. She’ll only help him fight the Walkers if he can convince Cersei to pause the Southern war, and so Jon has the bright idea to go capture a wight from beyond the Wall and bring it to Cersei. He heads off on a bro trip to do so, but is trapped by the Army of the Dead, and Dany has to come save him. The Walkers kill one of her dragons in the process, but it’s OK because Jon and Dany are in love now, and he supports her claim as queen.

Most of our major characters meet up at a summit at King’s Landing and show Cersei, Jaime and Euron the wight they captured, and Cersei, obviously, lies and says she’ll help fight the dead. Jaime abandons his sister (who says she’s pregnant with his kid, but like, come on), seemingly to go north.

Speaking of incest, Jon and Dany get it on in their ship on the way to Winterfell (ew). And speaking of Winterfell, Arya, Sansa and Bran have been hanging out there, as Arya and Sansa fake-fight before executing Littlefinger for all his schemes and crimes. Bran and Sam figure out that Jon isn’t a bastard after all, since Rhaegar and Lyanna secretly married, and he’s technically the rightful heir to Westeros, with a better claim than Dany.

Oh and the White Walkers turned that dead dragon into an undead ice dragon, and used his blue fire to take down the Wall. Casual.

All the pieces are on the board for Season 8. Time for the game to end.

 

Game of Thrones Water Show at Bellagio in Las Vegas

 

 

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"Time is too slow for those who wait; too swift for those who fear;

too long for  those who grieve; too short for those who rejoice.

But for those who love, time is eternity."

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They are saying this final season is a mind blower.  There's talk about Ned Stark returning.  It wouldn't be the first time someone was brought back from the dead.  I personally wouldn't know where to begin to predict anything.

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It's horrible knowing it's the last season of GoT. I thought I'd stack up the recordings ready to binge watch, but the risk of spoilers is far to great, and I don't think I could stand the wait whilst they accumulate! I'm avoiding all trailers at least until I've watched the premiere.

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Found this on YouTube, and hope you can play it in your region.  Maybe it's posted there.  Even though I just watched the beginning, I don't think it would ruin anything, on the contrary, I believe it will give us a greater insight into S8.

 

 

 

We need closure, and 8 seasons to me is enough.  Some shows just get dragged on and on to the point where I almost get burned out.  As good as GoT is, it really needs to end.  Wonder what's next in store for us.

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"Time is too slow for those who wait; too swift for those who fear;

too long for  those who grieve; too short for those who rejoice.

But for those who love, time is eternity."

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I am burned out and have been for awhile .  kill , kill sex, kill kill [ repeat ]  will watch season 8 as its like reading the last chapter to see if I watch the seasons I have missed or pass it on to someone else ! :denial::scared_sofa:

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At least S8 is closure, but if you've missed previous seasons, you might find it a tad confusing.  With so many new characters, it's hard to keep up with them.  Yep, I too am tired of all the killing and sex nowadays, and not just in movies anymore, now it's on TV.  I am finding fewer series that I care to watch, and totally burned out with police, FBI agents, spies, big business, hospitals, stupid comedies, heroes with powers, and family drama, of which I have enough in my own life.  Yes, I know it doesn't leave much left, but that proves how horrible entertainment is these days.

At least GoT has dragons.

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‘Game of Thrones’ reveals the horrific fate of one of its most controversial characters

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The first episode of the final Game of Thrones season has aired, and we’re already looking beyond the premiere at what’s coming next for our favorite characters. Without spoiling the first episode for anybody who hasn’t seen it yet, I’ll say it feels a lot like the first act of any movie. We’re reacquainted with all of our favorite characters, and they get to meet some of the Game of Thrones characters they may not have seen for years.

There’s also some action and a death in the episode. But, it turns out, Game of Thrones creators quietly gave a character who you probably remember a horrific fate. However, like many of us, you might have missed it. Real spoilers follow, so make sure you watch the first episode before proceeding.

During the premiere, we see Bronn exactly where we’d expect him to be (when there’s no one that needs killing). He’s surrounded by three naked prostitutes, two of which are swapping stories about dragons, including the Battle of the Goldroad from season 7. That’s where Dany’s army intercepted that long Lannister supply train and slaughtered many soldiers.

The women mention a particular dragon victim, a young red-haired man by the name of Eddie.

“That boy Eddie,” one woman says. “[He] came back with his face burned right off. He’s got no eyelids now.”

As ComicBook explains, that boy might very well be none other than the anonymous Lannister soldier played by Ed Sheeran in season 7. I didn’t make this particular connection while watching the first episode, but it’s a brilliant one. Arya ran into Sheeran’s character with a group of soldiers a few episodes before Dany attacked. The soldiers were likely marching towards Goldroad, although that’s yet to be properly established. We never found out his name, but Eddie certainly makes sense (considering that’s his name in real life).

Therefore, there’s no proof that Sheeran’s character was maimed in Game of Thrones. But nobody is really safe on this show. In fact, I was kind of hoping that Arya would take Sheeran’s face at some point during season 7.

The showrunners did definitively kill someone during the first episode though, although it happened mostly off-camera. We’re referring to young Lord Ned Umber, of course, who thought it’d be a better idea to stick it out on his own at Last Hearth. He was sorely mistaken, as we saw during the first episode of season 8.

 

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Jon Snow Is Not Handling That Big 'Game of Thrones' Revelation Well

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WARNING: This story contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 1.

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Last night's Season 8 premiere of Game of Thrones finally gave us the moment we've been waiting for: Jon Snow finds out who he really is-Aegon Targaryen, the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, and the true heir to the iron throne. His best friend and brother in the Night's Watch, Samwell Tarly, is the one to break the news to him in the crypts of Winterfell. As we saw in the episode, Jon doesn't handle the news so well.

"My father was the most honorable man I've ever met," he tells Sam once he learns the news. "You're saying he lied to me all my life?" Sam, however, explains that it was Ned's job to protect Jon all his life, otherwise Robert Baratheon would've killed him if he knew he was a threat.

Jon also defends Daenerys Targaryen's claim to the Iron Throne. He did bend the knee to her after all. "Daenerys is our queen," he says. Sam replies, "She shouldn't be." Jon pauses. "That's treason."

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WARNING: This story contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 1.

Last night's Season 8 premiere of Game of Thrones finally gave us the moment we've been waiting for: Jon Snow finds out who he really is-Aegon Targaryen, the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, and the true heir to the iron throne. His best friend and brother in the Night's Watch, Samwell Tarly, is the one to break the news to him in the crypts of Winterfell. As we saw in the episode, Jon doesn't handle the news so well.

"My father was the most honorable man I've ever met," he tells Sam once he learns the news. "You're saying he lied to me all my life?" Sam, however, explains that it was Ned's job to protect Jon all his life, otherwise Robert Baratheon would've killed him if he knew he was a threat.

Jon also defends Daenerys Targaryen's claim to the Iron Throne. He did bend the knee to her after all. "Daenerys is our queen," he says. Sam replies, "She shouldn't be." Jon pauses. "That's treason."

Kit Harington explained his character's confused and conflicted reaction to Entertainment Weekly. The revelation is "the most upsetting thing in the world" to him and he'd "happily be in ignorance," the actor said.

Ned Stark, who is actually Jon's uncle rather than his birth father, is a sensitive topic. When Jon gets defensive about the man who raised him, he's actually quite close to getting angry over the possibility that Sam could be lying to him. "For that moment, Samwell is nothing to him," Harington told EW. "Jon would disown this friend and beat him up if he was trying to lie to him about this. He’s quite threatening: You’re telling me this, you better be f-king right, and if you’re trying to play me - that was the way to play that scene I think. I hope it was."

John Bradley, who plays Tarly, also told the magazine, "Jon feels Sam is muddying the name of one to the most noble people he’s ever known and that his entire life is built on a lie."

As for his claim to the Iron Throne, Jon isn't interested. "He has no ambition for the throne. He’s never wanted that," Harington added. The former King in the North is far more interested in defeating the White Walkers and keeping the rest of the world alive.

 

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"Time is too slow for those who wait; too swift for those who fear;

too long for  those who grieve; too short for those who rejoice.

But for those who love, time is eternity."

(Jane Fellowes)

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The night  of the show, or the day after, I came in to my room,  to find my computer opened to this thread.  How that Happened I"ll never know!  But I had to  quickly exit until I had the chance to watch the episode myself.

I'll never understand the nuances of this show.. the undercurrents..  so thank goodness much of the  action is over the top! LOL

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There's a lot going on in this show, and what makes it a tad confusing is dealing with so many new characters.  It's not a bad thing, just gets a little overwhelming.  Otherwise, the storyline is simple.

'Game Of Thrones' Season 8, Episode 2 Preview: The Night King Cometh

 

 

 

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"Time is too slow for those who wait; too swift for those who fear;

too long for  those who grieve; too short for those who rejoice.

But for those who love, time is eternity."

(Jane Fellowes)

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