Winter’s coming to an end, and TV’s most-talked-about fantasy series, Game of Thrones, returns to the small screen for Season Six on Apr. 24. Still behind on the show? Don’t fret. We’ll bring you up to speed. Here’s a look at where we last left some of our favourite characters.
(Spoilers ahead! If you’d rather find out for yourself what’s become of the Starks, Lannisters and others, then head on over to HBO Canada ® On Demand or RogersAnyplaceTV.com to watch back seasons of Game of Thrones.)
Most recent status: on the run… again
After tragically losing most of her own family, Sansa had to marry into a family she detests (the Lannisters). And it only gets worse from there. She’s then accused of regicide, and while she manages to flee the wrath of Former Queen Regent Cersei Lannister, she ultimately ends up marrying into another odious family household (the Boltons). Sansa was last seen jumping off the side of Winterfell’s walls alongside her family’s betrayer. Chances are the deep bed of snow cushioned her fall, but where will she go next? Toward The Wall in search of the only brother (Jon Snow) she believes is still alive?
Most recent status: out for blood… as always
Privileged, power-hungry and cutthroat, it’s no surprise that Cersei has always aimed to take the Iron Throne for herself. Throughout the series, we’ve seen Cersei commit adultery (with her twin brother), turn a blind eye to her son King Joffrey’s slaughtering campaign, plot and execute the demise of numerous people… and the list really does go on. But Season Five shows her (literally) stripped of her pride and arrogance as she takes the Walk of Shame through the streets of King’s Landing. She still has to face trial with the Faith for her sins, but the fiery look she gave – after being put through such a humiliating ordeal – promised bloodshed and vengeance to anyone who’s ever crossed her and probably also those who haven’t.
Most recent status: doing somewhat okay…for once
Considered an outcast for being a dwarf, Tyrion has always used his vast intellect and wit to overcome his problems. And his problems have been many. Over the course of the series, he’s been falsely accused of attempting murder, imprisoned, saved, promoted to Hand of the King, usurped of said title by his father, falsely accused of poisoning his nephew and imprisoned once again. He’s not entirely out of luck though. Tyrion does manage to escape and eventually joins forces with the Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen. But after Daenerys hops on her dragon and flies away, it’s Tyrion who’s left to manage Meereen, a grand old city that’s chock full of deceit and corruption.
Most recent status: stabbed and left for dead… maybe?
Jon Snow, the noble-minded, illegitimate son of the Stark clan, left Winterfell early in the series to become a steward of The Night’s Watch, where he eventually finds acceptance among his peers. After being selected as Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, however, his relationship with his fellow Watch brothers starts to turn sour – especially when Jon supports a contentious pact with the Free Folk to fight against the White Walkers. Despite Jon’s best efforts at doing the right thing (because that worked out so well for Ned Stark, right?), his brothers in black stab him several times and leave him bleeding in the snow – leaving us with the biggest Game of Thrones cliffhanger yet. Is Jon Snow really dead? We’ll have to wait and see.
Season Six of Game of Thrones will premiere on April 24. Seasons One to Five areavailable at HBO Canada On Demand (Channel 311) and online at RogersAnyPlaceTV.com.
This story was originally published at connectedrogers.ca.