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"When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground." ―Cersei Lannister
The series is set on a world where the seasons can last for years at a time. The main setting is the continent of Westeros, which was home to seven feuding kingdoms until they were united by the Targaryen family using dragons some three centuries ago. The dragons died out and the Targaryen Mad King was unseated in a civil war led by Lords Robert Baratheon and Eddard Stark, seventeen years before the series opens. Robert has ruled as King ever since, but when the series opens his rule is increasingly undermined by other factions. At the same time, two surviving Targaryen children, having grown to adulthood in exile on the eastern continent of Essos, are now planning to return and retake the Iron Throne, and to this end are seeking a military alliance with other factions.
As both civil war and an external invasion threaten Westeros, another danger arises in the lands to the far north, beyond the vast Wall that forms the realm's northern border, where a supernatural threat believed to be mythical seems to be stirring after millennia of sleep. The only defense lies with the Night's Watch, an under-manned, under-funded order of soldiers once held in honor but now used as a dumping ground for criminals and exiles.
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" Winter is Coming"
April 17, 2011
Lord Stark is troubled by reports from a Night's Watch deserter; King Robert, the Lannisters, and the Dragens arrive at Winterfell; Viserys Targaryen forges a new alliance.
" The Kingsroad"
April 24, 2011
The Lannisters plot to ensure Bran's silence; Jon and Tyrion head to the Wall; Ned faces a family crisis en route to King's Landing.
" Lord Snow"
May 1, 2011
Jon impresses Tyrion at Castle Black; Ned confronts his past and future at King's Landing; Daenerys finds herself at odds with Viserys; Lucius hunts and meets a new adversary.
" Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things"
May 8, 2011
Ned probes Jon Arryn's death; Jon takes measures to protect Sam; Lucius clashes with his father; Tyrion is caught in the wrong place.
" The Wolf and the Lion"
May 15, 2011
Ned refuses an order from the King; Tyrion escapes one perilous encounter, only to find himself in another; Lucius faces a predicament.
" A Golden Crown"
May 22, 2011
Ned makes a controversial decree; Tyrion confesses to his "crimes"; Viserys receives final payment for Daenerys.
" You Win or You Die"
May 29, 2011
Ned confronts Cersei about her secrets; Jon takes his Night's Watch vows; Drogo promises to lead the Dothraki to King's Landing.
" The Pointy End"
June 5, 2011
The Lannisters press their advantage over the Starks; Lucius gains new responsibilities; Robb and Ashter rally their father's northern allies and head south to war.
June 12, 2011
Ned makes a fateful decision; Robb takes a prized prisoner; Lucius conspires; Dany finds her reign imperilled.
" Fire and Blood"
June 19, 2011
A new king rises in the North; a Khaleesi finds new ho pe.
" The North Remembers"
April 1, 2012
Tyrion arrives to save Joffrey's crown; Daenerys searches for allies and water in the Red Waste; Lucius renews old alliances; Jon Snow faces the wilderness beyond the Wall.
" The Night Lands"
April 8, 2012
Arya shares a secret; a scout returns to Dany with disturbing news; Theon comes home to the Iron Islands; Tyrion administers justice; Jon witnesses a terrible crime.
" What is Dead May Never Die"
April 15, 2012
Tyrion roots out a spy; Catelyn meets a new king and queen; Bran dreams; Theon drowns.
" Garden of Bones"
April 22, 2012
Catelyn tries to save two kings from themselves; Tyrion practices coercion; Robb meets a foreigner; Dany finds her ally; Melisandre casts a shadow on the Stormlands.
" The Ghost of Harrenhal"
April 29, 2012
The Baratheon rivalry ends; Tyrion learns of Cersei's secret weapon; Dany suffers a loss; Arya collects a debt she didn't know was owed; Jon Snow meets a legend.
" The Old Gods and the New"
May 6, 2012
Arya has a surprise visitor; Dany vows to take what is hers; Joffrey meets his subjects; Qhorin gives Jon a chance to prove himself.
" A Man Without Honor"
May 13, 2012
Jaime meets a relative; Theon hunts; Dany receives an invitation.
" The Prince of Winterfell"
May 20, 2012
Theon holds down the fort; Arya calls in her debt with Jaqen; Lucius meets the Reaper of Harlaw; Robb is betrayed; Stannis and Davos approach their destination.
May 27, 2012
Tyrion and the Lannisters fight for their lives as Stannis' fleet assaults King's Landing.
" Valar Morghulis"
June 3, 2012
Arya receives a gift from Jaqen; Carmine learns some dark secrets about Helgen; Dany goes to a strange place; Rodrik is rewarded; Jon proves himself.
" Valar Dohaeris"
March 31, 2013
Jon is brought before Mance Rayder, the King-Beyond-the-Wall, while the Night's Watch survivors retreat south. At Ebonheart, Trevyr Blackgard is preparing for his daughter's wedding. In King's Landing, Tyrion asks for his reward, Littlefinger offers Sansa a way out, and Cersei hosts a dinner for the royal family. Dany sails into Slaver's Bay.
" Dark Wings, Dark Words"
April 7, 2013
Sansa Stark is introduced to Olenna Tyrell and is incautious when questioned about King Joffrey Baratheon. Shae asks Tyrion Lannister for help protecting Sansa. Jaime Lannister provokes Brienne into a duel but finds himself recaptured. Arya Stark crosses paths with the Brotherhood Without Banners and is recognized by their new prisoner Sandor Clegane. Ravens bring dark news to the King in the North at Harrenhal; his brothers are still missing and Hoster Tully has died. Jon Snow learns about wargs from the Free Folk. Bran Stark is surprised to meet new allies in the barren North.
" Walk of Punishment"
April 14, 2013
Tyrion gains new responsibilities; Jon is taken to the Fist of the First Men; Daenerys meets with the slavers; Jaime strikes a deal with his captors.
" And Now His Watch is Ended"
April 21, 2013
The Night's Watch takes stock; Varys meets his better; Arya is taken to the commander of the Brotherhood; Daenerys makes an exchange.
" Kissed by Fire"
April 28, 2013
The Hound is judged by the gods; Jaime is judged; Harrenhal receives an interesting visitor; Jon proves himself; Robb is betrayed; Tyrion learns the cost of weddings.
" The Climb"
May 5, 2013
Tywin plans strategic unions for the Lanni sters. Melisandre pays a visit to the Riverlands. Robb weighs a compromise to repair his alliance with House Frey. Roose Bolton decides what to do with Jaime Lannister. Jon, Ygritte and the Wildlings face a daunting climb.
" The Bear and the Maiden Fair"
May 12, 2013
Dany exchanges gifts with a slave lord outside of Yunkai. As Sansa frets about her prospects, Shae chafes at Tyrion's new situation. Tywin counsels the king, and Melisandre reveals a secret to Gendry. Trevyr entertains a proposal from Robb Stark, and Brienne faces a formidable foe in Harrenhal.
" Second Sons"
May 19, 2013
King's Landing hosts a wedding, and Tyrion and Sansa spend the night together. Dany meets the Titan's Bastard. Davos demands proof from Melisandre. Sam and Gilly meet an older gentleman.
" The Rains of Castamere"
June 2, 2013
Robb presents himself to Walder Frey, and Edmure meets his bride. Jon faces his harshest test yet. Bran discovers a new gift. Daario and Jorah debate how to take Yunkai. House Frey joins with House Tully.
June 9, 2013
Joffrey challenges Tywin. Bran tells a ghost story. Trevyr gets some bad news. At Dragonstone, mercy comes from strange quarters. Carmine loses a friend and makes an important promise. Dany waits to see if she is a conqueror or a liberator.
" Two Swords"
April 6, 2014
King's Landing prepares for a royal wedding; Dany finds the way to Meereen; Carmine heads north and runs into trouble; the Night's Watch braces for a new threat.
" The Lion and the Rose"
April 13, 2014
Roose Bolton pays a visit to Brightbank, while the Lannisters and their guests gather in King's Landing.
" Breaker of Chains"
April 20, 2014
Tyrion ponders his options; Tywin extends an olive branch; Jon proposes a bold plan.
April 27, 2014
Dany balances justice and mercy; Jaime turns to Brienne; Jon readies his men.
" First of His Name"
May 4, 2014
Cersei and Tywin plot the Crown's next move; Jon embarks on a new mission.
" The Laws of Gods and Men"
May 11, 2014
Tyrion faces down his father in the Throne Room.
May 18, 2014
Carmine meets a king, and Tyrion enlists an unlikely ally.
" The Mountain and the Viper"
June 1, 2014
Mole's Town receives unexpected visitors; Tyrion's fate is decided.
" The Watchers on the Wall"
June 8, 2014
The Night's Watch face their biggest challenge.
" The Children"
June 15, 2014
Dany faces some harsh realities; the traitor of House Grayburn faces his fate; an army rises in the North; Tyrion sees the truth of his situation.
" The Wars to Come"
April 12, 2015
Tyrion learns of a conspiracy; Jon is caught between two kings.
" The House of Black and White"
April 19, 2015
Arya arrives in Braavos; Stannis tempts Jon.
" High Sparrow"
April 26, 2015
Cersei does justice; Tyrion walks the Long Bridge of Volantis and encounters a long-forgotten prince.
" Sons of the Harpy"
May 3, 2015
The Faith Militant grow increasingly aggressive; Jaime and Bronn head south; Ellaria and the Sand Snakes vow vengeance.
" Kill the Boy"
May 10, 2015
Dany makes a difficult decision in Meereen; Jon recruits the help of an unexpected ally; Rogun goes on the attack; Brienne searches for Sansa; Theon remains under Ramsay's control.
" Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken"
May 17, 2015
Arya trains; Jorah and Tyrion run into slavers; Carmine proposes a risky alliance; Trystane and Myrcella make plans; Jaime and Bronn reach their destination; The Sand Snakes attack.
" The Gift"
May 24, 2015
Jon prepares for conflict; Sansa tries to talk to Theon; Carmine goes behind enemy lines; Brienne waits for a sign; Stannis remains stubborn; Jaime attempts to reconnect with family.
May 31, 2015
Arya makes progress in her training; Sansa confronts an old friend; Trevyr visits Dunharrow; Cersei struggles; Jon travels.
" The Dance of Dragons"
June 7, 2015
Stannis confronts a troubling decision; Arya encounters someone from her past; Grayburn's Legion goes on the attack; Dany reluctantly observes a custom.
" Mother's Mercy"
June 14, 2015
Stannis marches; Dany is surrounded by strangers; two bastards face off with each other; Cersei seeks forgiveness; Jon is challenged.
Main article: Season 6
" The Red Woman"
April 24, 2016
At Castle Black, Thorne defends his treason while Edd, Konrad and Davos defend themselves; Sansa, Theon, and Kormed race the cold and the hounds. Dominick Dresden prepares for command. A mysterious force appears in Meereen, and at Ebonheart, Trevyr Blackgard's illness reaches its final stage. Ethan Snow's body is returned to Helgen.
May 1, 2016
Bran trains with the Three-Eyed Raven; In King's Landing, Jaime advises Tommen; Tyrion demands good news, but has to make his own; at Castle Black, the Night's Watch stands behind Thorne; Ramsay Bolton proposes a plan.
May 8, 2016
Daenerys meets her future; Bran meets the past; Tommen confronts the High Sparrow; Arya trains to be No One; Varys finds an answer; Ramsay gets a gift.
" Book of the Stranger"
May 15, 2016
Tyrion strikes a deal; Jorah, Daario, and Ashter undertake a difficult task; Randar practices diplomacy; Jaime and Cersei try to improve their situation.
" The Door"
May 22, 2016
Tyrion seeks a strange ally; Bran learns a great deal; Brienne goes on a mission; Arya is given a chance to prove herself; Trevyr is laid to rest; the identity of the Stormbringer is finally revealed.
" Blood of My Blood"
May 29, 2016
An old foe comes back into the picture; Gilly meets Sam's family; Arya faces a difficult choice; Jaime faces off against the High Sparrow.
" The Broken Man"
June 5, 2016
The High Sparrow eyes another target; Jaime confronts a hero; Arya makes a plan; The North is reminded.
" No One"
June 12, 2016
While Jaime weighs his options, Cersei answers a request; Tyrion's plans bear fruit; Arya faces a new test.
" Battle of the Bastards"
June 19, 2016
As the Starks prepare to fight, Davos loses something dear; Ramsay plays a game; Daenerys faces a choice.
" The Winds of Winter"
June 26, 2016
Cersei faces a day of reckoning, while Jaime celebrates victory with Walder Frey at the Twins; Davos confronts Jon about Melisandre's actions, and Littlefinger reveals his intentions to Sansa; Meanwhile, Bran continues his quest for knowledge in the far North as "winter" finally arrives.
Main article: Season 7