One of the best things to happen this summer is GoT premiere of season 7. HBO’s Game of Thrones premieres its seventh season Sunday (9 ET/PT), which is excellent news for lovers – if they can remember what occurred annually. From hundreds of deaths to revelations about the nefarious White Walkers to new alliances, Season 6 has been incredibly dense. If you do not have the time to grab up about the most-recent year before Sunday’s big premiere, here are six important points you need to remember.
1. Many, many characters were murdered
Was the sixth season the deadliest in the series’ history? It depends upon the number of nameless and faceless casualties you count. But the authors certainly dispensed with a number of the antagonists across the course of 10 episodes, many in the deadly season ender. In that finale, Margaery, her brother Loras, fundamentalist leader the High Sparrow, Lannister relatives Kevan and Lancel, and much more were killed in the explosion in the Sept.
Septa Unella was included for her lengthy punishment from Cersei and King Tommen committed suicide. Jon and Sansa coped with Ramsay in the Battle of the Bastards (that killed his own villainous father earlier in the summer). The Blackfish was observed defending the Tully family seat at Riverrun. Dany murdered a group of Khals in the East, as well as two of the three Wise Masters of Slaver’s Bay that had been plaguing her. Arya killed the Waif , her nemesis from the House of the Black and White, and afterwards Walder Frey, the architect of the Red Wedding.
2. Jon, Cersei and Daenerys has the maximum power
Together with those players taken off the plank, the game of thrones is becoming much smaller. Jon is the King in the North after he successfully took Winterfell back from the Boltons. Following the Sept explosion and Tommen’s suicide, Cersei has become Queen of the Seven Kingdoms. Dany was able to ally herself with the grieving Olenna Tyrell, the Sand Snakes of Dorne and Yara and Theon Greyjoy, while gaining a new army after burning Vaes Dothrak into the ground. There’s one more pesky wannabe king which could cause difficulties: their uncle Euron. He gained control of the Iron Islands over Yara in the Kingsmoot midway through the season and desired to ally himself with Dany. Yara and Theon got there first (using his ships), but Euron remains living and potentially a threat.
3. Bran has time-traveling ability and already altered the past
After a certain Season 6 episode, we were never able to think about the phrase “hold the door” in the exact same manner again. We discovered Bran has more forces than we knew, such as visiting the past. At first, he seems to just be an observer, but a fateful encounter with Hodor’s present and past reveals he can alter it. At the finale, Bran see the arrival of Jon, who reveals to be the son of Ned’s sister Lyanna Stark. And Rhaegar Targaryen, making him Dany’s nephew, Sansa’s cousin, and possibly the most powerful claimant to the Iron Throne (although a bastard). Bran, who’s currently the mythic Three-Eyed Raven, is the one person who knows this, it seems.
4. Some characters are MIA
Brienne of Tarth and her trusty squire Podrick Payne you can’t see as the eighth installment of Season 6, when they come from Riverrun later Jaime take the keep. They were presumably going to return with Sansa, as Brienne became her sworn shield at the start of the season. (Glimpses of actress Gwendoline Christie you can see from the North in first-look photos from Season 7).
Also missing is Melisandre, who Jon ban in the North following her role in burning Shireen in the bet came into light. And the Hound, who got off the bench after his paychecks retirement to a neighborhood of do-gooder peasants. His reappearance reminds us that Beric Dondarrion and the Brotherhood Without Banners – the guys who tried to protect bystanders from becoming casualties of those warring great houses – are still about.
5. What occurs in Game of Thrones when you are none of the significant players ?
That is the question Arya, Sansa, Jaime and Littlefinger will confront in the new season. Sansa was present for Jon’s ascendancy to King in the North, but Littlefinger was whispering in her ear again. And she seemed a tad resentful when he did not share credit. Jaime, too, is not happy at Cersei’s coup d’etat, maybe because she unleashed the wildfyre he tried to prevent the Mad King from having a lot of years earlier.
6. Even the White Walkers are still a Massive problem
We heard, with the reappearance of Benjen Stark, that the White Walkers can’t cross it, due to the ancient magic inside it.
Sam and Gilly went to Oldtown to learn more about them. And Sam obtained a Valyrian steel sword across the way – just one of the few weapons that could kill a White Walker.
Jon and Brienne also have Valyrian swords. During a of Bran’s excursions to the past, the ancient Children of the Forest created the White Walkers as a weapon to fight man. It worked a little too well.