The Games Of Thrones Staffel 5

Just an case you don’t have time re-watch 7 seasons von Game von Thrones before ns upcoming premiere—it’s just 67 episodes; those wrong through you?—we here hinweisen Vanity Fair will be recapping every einzel season von the zeigen to do sure key events space fresh an your mind. Since this is a rather an overwhelming undertaking—it’s 67 episodes; what do sie expect of us?!—we’ve boiled every season under to the essential arc des each surviving main character set kommen sie do battle in Season 8.

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If sie feel a wenig more ambitious, there’s in extra-credit section listed below with additional information that can be good zu remember when the series returns. (Just due to the fact that a character has died, zum instance, the doesn’t typical they’re unimportant!) for a an ext in-depth look punkt some von the vital episodes von Game des Thrones, you tun können dive right into Vanity Fair’s list des the fünfzehn most vital episodes von Game of Thrones zu re-watch before die final season. But zum now, this is Season 5.

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Previously top top Game von Thrones Season 7.

Previously top top Game von Thrones Season 6.

Previously ~ above Game von Thrones Season 4.

Previously top top Game of Thrones Season 3.

Previously on Game of Thrones Season 2.

Previously on Game of Thrones Season 1.

Essential Information

Cersei Lannister, Queen Regent of Westeros, buries her father Tywin, is jealous von Queen Margaery Tyrell, is worried about produziert daughter, Myrcella, in Dorne, tries kommen sie make a powerful ally bei a religious figure well-known as die High Sparrow and his faith Militant followers, and has Loras Tyrell arrested. Cersei ist then bring away prisoner über the High Sparrow, charged v adultery, incest, and regicide. She has actually all her hair chopped off; take away a long, dreadful walk through ns streets des King’s Landing; and collapses in the arms von Qyburn und her new, undead bodyguard: ns Mountain.

Jaime Lannister, produziert Twin Brother, teams nach oben with die sellsword-turned-knight Bronn zu travel to Dorne to rettung his daughter, Myrcella, from die Martells that are more than a little ticked about die death des Prince Oberyn. (You remember, sexy rakish man who had his head popped?) Jaime’s stay in Dorne zu sein a combined success together he tangles through Oberyn’s daughters, ns Sand Snakes, und his brother, prinz Doran—but ultimately, he winds trost taking his daughter und her fiancé, Trystane Martell, rückseitig to king Landing. Just together they’re leaving Dorne and Jaime confesses zu Myrcella that he’s produziert dad (not herstellung uncle), the mädchen dies in his eight thanks kommen sie a gift kiss she got from Oberyn’s paramour: Ellaria Sand.

Tyrion Lannister, herstellung Other Brother, arrives in Essos, drinks some wine, throw up, drinks much more wine, starts traveling through Varys towards Meereen, visits a brothel in Volantis, is captured by Ser Jorah, sails through Valyria, ist almost killed über Stone Men, zu sein captured by slavers, convinces them zu seek the end a cock merchant, is sold into die fighting pits, meets Daenerys, wins produziert over through banter, watches her fly away on a dragon, und gets left in charge von Meereen.

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Jon Snow, ns Bastard des Winterfell, teaches Olly how zu fight, has in awkward geschlechter talk through Melisandre, death Mance as in act of mercy, becomes lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, turns down Stannis’s offer von legitimization, executes Janos Slynt, travels zu Hardhome, battles ns undead, kills a White Walker with his Valyrian steel sword, meets ns Night King, gets back to castle Black, lets the wildlings through ns gate, learns des Stannis’s loss hinweisen Winterfell, und is murdered (temporarily) “For die Watch.”


Bran Stark, the tonnage Surviving Son des Winterfell, takes ns season off, but Sansa talks about him a bit. We kann assume he has been maintain with die Three-Eyed Raven. Also, hinweisen some point, he got a haircut.

Arya Stark, His Sister, arrives bei Braavos, begins her internship at the House of Black and White: School von Murder, gets smacked around von the Waif, sees the Hall des Faces, it s okay a job selling oysters, ignores produziert mission and murders Meryn Trant, is punished by Jaqen, and becomes blind.

Sansa Stark, His other Sister, travels zu Winterfell through Littlefinger und refuses die help von Brienne along ns way. She finds out she’s engaged kommen sie Ramsay Bolton, visits produziert aunt Lyanna bei the crypts, has a tense bath scene through Ramsay’s girl friend Myranda, watch Theon, has dinner with the Boltons, gets married—you recognize what occurred next—and jumps off ns embankments of Winterfell kommen sie escape die clutches von House Bolton.


Daenerys Targaryen, the Queen of Dragons, struggles to keep order bei Meereen, it s okay hissed at von her freed slaves, to learn about her brother Rhaegar’s singing career, mourns ns loss des Ser Barristan, feeds one von the way masters to herstellung dragons, watch Ser Jorah again, meets Tyrion, banishes Jorah again, opens ns fighting pits, agrees zu marry Hizdahr zo Loraq, gets assaulted at ns opening des Daznak’s Pit, zu sein rescued first über Jorah and then über Drogon, paris away, und is scooped up by a Dothraki horde.

The Night King, a large Scary Blue Guy, shows trost at Hardhome, meets Jon Snow, und sassily shows ihm his best party trick: bringing the dead rückseitig to life with a shrug von his shoulders.

Notable Deaths

Jon eye (sorta), Shireen Baratheon, Stannis Baratheon, White Rat, Mance Rayder, Janos Slynt, Ser Barristan Selmy, Maester Aemon, the Lord von Bones, a White Walker, everyone’s neu favorite Wildling Karsi, Hizdahr zo Loraq, Selyse Baratheon, Myranda, Meryn Trant, Myrcella Baratheon.


Defining social Moment

This one is a three-way tie between the outcry over the rape des Sansa Stark, ns media frenzy over the fate of Jon Snow, und the buzz around Cersei’s Walk von Atonement. Cersei’s walk corresponded with some significant discussion of how online-shaming and social-media society were becoming an increasingly an effective weapon. Jon’s death—which was and is blieb a cliff-hanger in the books—marked the zuerst time the zeigen had tried zu keep a significant secret from its fandom. Gibbs Kit Harington provided interviews in which he declared to schutz chopped turn off his trademark Jon eye locks—more of a trim, really—and wasn’t coming back. Die cast and crew climate spent number of exhausting month lying to both the media und fans. It was only ns beginning des the show’s extremely secretive new way des engaging through its audience, jetzt that it had actually run out of books kommen sie adapt. But wie man we look at back, ns true standout augenblicke has to be Sansa’s sexual assault—and ns outcry und ensuing discussion von the occasionally reckless way rape had been used to tell stories on die screen.


Extra Credit

The fall of house Baratheon cannot be overlooked an this season. Stannis, a true favorite among book readers that is still alive bei Martin’s publication narrative, was the belastung to walk down. However it was ns death von the young princess Shireen that danke für the many attention. Unlike die show’s treatment von Sansa, here the writers can shield us from critique über pointing out that this unholy barbecue was george R.R. Martin’s idea, notfall theirs.

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