To say that the Game of Thrones storyline is convoluted would be an understatement. To say it’s going to get a lot worse, would be a safe bet. So to refresh your memory of all the horribleness that has gone on up until now without writing a novel length article, we turn the Internet-condensed storytelling wonder known as the animated gif.
Daenerys raises an army and frees slaves because dragons
Season 1: Ah, they’re adorable!
Season 2: AAAHH! They breath fire!
Season 3: Uh…they can probably eat a small human at this point.
Which can all be summed up by:
Next: Jon Snow has a tough time north of The Wall.
Jon Snow has a tough time north of The Wall
Season 1: Cold and miserable.
Season 2: Cold and miserable.
Season 3: Cold and miserable.
Well, one thing went well.
But then it didn’t.
Next: Jaime and Brienne’s wacky road trip adventure as told through contemporary music.
Jaime and Brienne’s wacky road trip adventure as told through contemporary music
Season 1: Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”
Season 2: Passion Pit’s “Take A Walk”
Season 3: Lorde’s “Team”
Bonus Track: Beatle’s “I Want To Hold Your Hand”
Next: Robb Stark and the unexpected wedding gift.
Robb Stark and the unexpected wedding gift
Season 1: Robb grudgingly agrees to marry a dull Frey girl.
Season 2: Robb instead secretly marries a hot non-Frey girl.
Season 3: Robb’s uncle is then forced to marry a Frey girl.
All is forgiven, yes?
I’ll take that as a no.
Next: Arya makes a list, checks it twice.
Arya makes a list, checks it twice.
Season 1: Arya excels at her, ahem, dance lessons.
Season 2: Arya learns how to use others to do the killing for her.
Season 3: Arya teams up with the realm’s most notorious killer for road trip hijinks and group hugs.
Ok, maybe not so much with the group hugs.
Next: How Cersei keeps the wine merchants wealthy.
How Cersei keeps the wine merchants wealthy
Season 1: Cersei’s incestuous affair with her twin brother may be revealed.
Season 2: Cersei loses control of her monster of a son.
Season 3: Cersei learns she is to be wed to Loras Tyrell.
Cersei has drunk all the wine in King’s Landing.
Next: Joffrey, the most hated character in all the lands
Joffrey, the most hated character in all the lands.
Season 1: Tyrion speaks for all of us.
Season 2: And in case you didn’t hear him the first time.
Season 3: Tyrion then decided to try a less heavy-handed approach.
What do you think, Joffrey?
Next: Bran’s journey to the underworld.
Bran’s journey to the underworld.
Season 1: Saw sex. Paralyzed for life.
Season 2: Gets a new ride.
Season 3: Hits puberty and gets magic eyes.
Clearly he’s ready to take on those pesky White Walkers…that stare into your soul.
Ah, maybe winter can come not so soon, eh?
Next: Theon loses…everything that matters.
Theon loses…everything that matters.
Season 1: Pre-castration
Season 2: Pre-castration
Season 3: Post-castration
Maybe things will turn around for him in Season 4.
Next: Tyrion can’t get any respect
Tyrion can’t get any respect.
Season 1: What does it take for a Lannister to get some respect around here? Hire some muscle?
Season 2: Charge bravely into battle?
Season 3: Marry a girl whose life you have ruined?
What’s your secret, Tyrion?