Chances are you might need a little refreshing on the whereabouts of your favorite characters before the Game of Thrones season 6 premiere, and luckily for you, we’ve got you covered!
Sit back, take a deep breath, and check out our long but light recap of what our living characters are up to! Oh, and the characters are listed in alphabetical order, because OCD.
When last we saw the giant dick-bag that is Alliser Thorne, he was carrying out a mutiny against Jon Snow. Thorne and his fellow mutineers stabbed Snow under a sign that read “traitor” and left him there for dead.
Thorne is currently in Castle Black, where he has likely taken over Jon Snow’s role as Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch.
Arya, in an act of revenge, defied the Many-Faced God by killing someone who was not hers to kill. Jaqen explained to her that “only death can pay for life” and drank a poison and died. Arya, in her own awkward Empire Strikes Back Luke Skywalker moment, ripped off Jaqen’s many faces until she saw her own. Arya was blinded upon seeing her own face.
She was last seen in the House of Black and White (headquarters of the Faceless Men) in Braavos.
Yara (or Asha, which is her name in the novels) was last seen way back in season 4 during her attempt to rescue her brother Theon from the Boltons. Yara and her rescue team were forced to retreat, and Yara, upon seeing her brother’s pitiful state, proclaimed that her brother is dead.
Her current whereabouts are unknown, but she is likely either at Pyke or stationed at sea.
Benjen is the First Ranger of the Night’s Watch and is younger brother to Ned Stark. He disappeared during a ranging mission north of the Wall and has not been heard from or seen since.
He was last mentioned during the season 5 finale, where the more mutinous Night’s Watch members lured Jon Snow out with his uncle’s name.
We last saw Bran at the giant weirwood tree on the hill, where the three-eyed raven told the young prince that he will never walk again, but he will fly. That has to be the most depressing and coolest thing ever.
The majority of the cast believes that Bran died at the hands of Theon Greyjoy, who murdered and burned two innocent children in place of Bran and Rickon, who managed to escape his grasp.
Bran’s current whereabouts are unknown.
Brienne of Tarth
Brienne, looking to repay a debt to Caitlyn Stark, was on a mission to find and rescue Sansa. While awaiting a signal from Sansa (who is inside Winterfell), Brienne was informed by Podrick that Stannis’ army is close by.
Brienne has an ax (or, er, sword) to grind with Stannis, so she abandoned her mission and headed to the battlefield, where she found a weary and defeated Stannis. Brienne got Stannis to finally admit his role in Renly’s death, and we last see her (seemingly) executing Stannis.
Things are really awkward for Queen Regent.
Ser Lancel Lannister admitted to having a sexual relationship with Cersei, which gave the High Sparrow all the ammunition he needed to place her in custody. Cersei was forced to complete a Walk of Atonement (shame! *rings bell* shame!) in the total nude.
Cersei arrived at the Red Keep with her body covered with trash and her feet bleeding, but it’s all okay, because she now has her very own armor-plated Frankenstein to take care of her.
She is currently awaiting trial for treason, incest, and regicide.
Daario is currently in Meereen, where he is searching for bed-mate Daenerys, who escaped a violent Sons of the Harpy attack by jumping on the back on her dragon, Drogon.
He is joined on this search by Sir Jorah.
Things will likely be a little awkward between these two rivals during season 6.
Drogon flew his mother to an isolated green hill, but due to injuries he sustained during the fight against the Sons of the Harpy, Drogon was unable to fly back to Meereen to reunite Daenerys with her allies and her boy toy, Daario.
Daenerys ventured off to find food for herself and Drogon, but she was soon surrounded by Dothraki blood riders. Knowing that she is about to be kidnapped, Daenerys left her search party an important breadcrumb by dropping her ring in the grass. Her current location is unknown.
Davos was sent to Castle Black by Stannis under the guise that he was to “recruit troops”, but really the Onion Knight was sent away so that Stannis could sacrifice his own daughter, Shireen, without interruption. What. A. Jerk.
He is still located at Castle Black, where he is mourning the deaths of Shireen, Stannis, and now likely Jon Snow.
Edd escaped the ruthless attack by the White Walkers by longboat with Jon Snow and a handful of Wildlings (I guess White Walkers don’t like water?).
He is presumed to be at Castle Black.
Ellaria, still heartbroken and angry over the death of her lover, Oberyn, employed her Sand Snakes to kidnap Myrcella.
The plan is foiled by Prince Doran, and the Sand Snakes and Ellaria were arrested. Doran gave Ellaria an ultimatum: swear allegiance to him, or die. She hesitantly swore her allegiance, and she and her Snakes were freed. Ellaria apologized to Jaime for attempting to kidnap his daughter – or, er, niece – and explained that she let her emotions get the best of her. As Mrycella was leaving with Jaime, Ellaria planted a poison kiss on her lips.
We last see Ellaria wiping the poison from her lips on the docks of Dorne.
Gilly was nearly raped at Castle Black, but was rescued by Sam and Ghost.
Ghost did most of the saving (let’s be real), but Gilly rewarded Sam’s courageous effort by giving him a bang session.
She is currently in Oldtown with Sam and Little Sam.
Gregor Clegane/The Mountain
The Mountain was mortally poisoned by Oberyn during their trial-by-combat fight (which determined Tyrions fate).
Cersei ordered the mad scientist Qyburn to save her henchman, and he complied, turning The Mountain into Frankenstein’s worse nightmare.
The zombified Mountain was last seen protecting Cersei in the Red Keep.
Grey Worm is still recovering from injuries he obtained during a battle with the Sons of Harpy.
He’s also getting it on with Missandei…. hell yes!
Grey Worm is currently in Meereen, where, in Daenerys’ absense, he is helping Tyrion rule.
Hodor is currently accompanying Bran, who had previously warged into the gentle giant to fend off a group of wights.
Hodor’s response to this intrusion: Hodor!
When last we saw Jaime, he and Mrycella were on their way back to King’s Landing from Dorne.
In a sweet, yet understandably creepy moment, Mrycella confessed to Jaime that she knows that he is her real father. The two embraced, but the adorable father-daughter moment was ruined when Ellaria’s poison kiss finally kicks in, and Myrcella died in her fathers arms.
If you don’t remember what happened to Jon Snow, then you have zero business reading this article.
Jorah kidnapped Tyrion and took him on a journey to Meereen. The pair were attacked by men afflicted with greyscale, and after the fight it was revealed that Jorah is now afflicted.
The pair finally reached Meereen, where Jorah attempted to get back in the good graces of Daenerys. In an attempt to prove his loyalty, Jorah entered the fighting arena, where he ultimately ended up saving Daenerys from a Sons of the Harpy assassin.
He protected Daenerys in battle against the Sons of the Harpy, and then watched in wonder as the woman he loves flew off on the back of Drogon.
Jorah is currently searching for Daenerys with Daario.
Loras & Margaery Tyrell
Loras had been cuddling up with Olyvar post Renly. Margaery, who is now Tommen’s wife, caught Loras and his lover in the act, and warned her brother to be more discreet in the Red Keep, especially with Cersei currently scorned.
Margaery’s warning ends up being justified, and Loras was arrested for breaking the “laws of god and men”. He and Margaery were put on trial, where they both denied that a relationship with Renly ever took place.
The siblings played off the situation expertly, but suddenly Olyvar was brought to the stand, and he exposed Loras and Margaery’s lies.
Margaery was arrested for perjury, and last we see her, she is still in her cell.
Melisandre sacrificed Shireen to the Lord of Light in order to secure a victory for the rightful and true king, Stannis, who was trying to take Winterfell from the Boltons.
Everything went according to plan… except for the part where Stannis’ army deserted him and Stannis himself was killed by Brienne.
Clearly realizing that she had made a huge mistake, Melisandre stole a horse, deserted Stannis, and headed to Castle Black.
Missandei was saved by Tyrion during the Sons of the Harpy arena attack, and she later repayed the favor by convincing team Daenerys to support Tyrion in Daeny’s absence.
She is currently in Meereen with her new boo, Grey Worm, and is aiding the city’s political process.
Olenna accused Lord Baelish of helping Cersei take down Loras, which Petyr, being the snake he is, obviously denied. Olenna threatened to expose Petyr’s role in Joffrey’s death should House Tyrell fall.
She is currently expertly throwing shade somewhere around King’s Landing.
Fuck this kid. I don’t care where he is.
Osha entered a portal and is now in the realm of Harry Potter, where she is married to Remus Lupin. Imagine?
When last we saw Osha, the wildling was bringing Rickon and Shaggydog to the holdfast of Jon Umber, a loyal ally of the Starks.
Littlefinger dropped Sansa off at Winterfell and instantly returned to King’s Landing, where his brothel is now in ruins.
Olenna, angry that her grandchildren had been arrested, met Petyr in his brothel and accused him of telling Cersei about Olyvar, which he denied. She then threatened to expose his role in Joffrey’s death should House Tyrell fall. Littlefinger eased her mind by outing Lancel and Cercei’s relationship, which led to Cercei’s arrest by the High Sparrow.
Petyr is most likely still in King’s Landing, doing shady things per usual.
Podrick informed Brienne (who he has been traveling with) that Stannis’ army was approaching. Brienne left Podrick to take care of business and film Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Podrick’s current whereabouts are unknown, but it is assumed that he is still traveling with Brienne around Winterfell.
Ramsay Bolton, who is perhaps the story’s biggest dick, handily defeated Stannis’ army, and is currently on his way back to Winterfell castle.
He does not yet know that his new wife has fled the castle with his man servant.
When last we saw the youngest Stark, Rickon was traveling with Osha and Shaggydog to the holdfast of Jon Umber, a loyal ally of the Starks.
Roose Bolton, aka Father-of -the-Year, is currently in Winterfell with his son, Ramsay.
Maester Aemon passed away suddenly in the night, and Sam, who had been helping him, has left Castle Black with Gilly and Little Sam for Oldtown, where he will train to become to the Night’s Watch’s next Maester.
He is currently unaware of his best friend’s fate.
Sandor Clegane/The Hound
The Hound was defeated by Brienne of Tarth way back in season 4 and was left for dead by Arya Stark, who pulled a Grand Theft Auto by taking his money.
His fate and whereabouts are currently unknown. If his brother The Mountain can come back, then hey, maybe we will finally get #Cleganebowl!
Sansa has escaped the clutches of her terrible husband, Ramsay Bolton, with the help of Theon Greyjoy (aka Reek). The pair epicly jumped from Winterfell’s castle wall and are now on the run from the Boltons.
Sansa’s destination is unknown, but it is likely that she will be searching for her brothers, Rickon and Bran.
The High Sparrow
The High Sparrow laid down the law in season 5, sending Cersei, Margaery, and Loras to jail for their sins.
He is currently in King’s Landing actively dealing with these cases.
Theon Greyjoy (also known as Reek) FINALLY manned up and helped Sansa Stark escape Winterfell.
His whereabouts of his person, much like his penis, are unknown.
Margaery told Tommen that his mother was likely responsible for Loras’ arrest (a spot on assumption), which led Tommen to angrily confront his mother and demand his brother-in-law’s release. His plea fell on deaf ears, and Tommen expressed regret to his wife, who he later would helplessly watch get arrested.
He is currently in King’s Landing awaiting his wife’s trial. He does not yet know that his sister has been murdered (poor Tommen).
Tormund survived the wildling massacre and traveled to Castle Black with Jon Snow, Edd, and the other survivors.
As far as we know, he is still located somewhere near Castle Black.
Tyrion was kidnapped by Ser Jorah and brought to Meereen, which worked out perfectly since he was heading there anyways.
In Meereen, Tyrion was introduced to Daenerys, eventually becoming an advisor of hers.
Tyrion is currently standing in for Daenerys, who has been kidnapped by Dothraki, as the ruler of Meereen.
The Spider is currently in Meereen with Tyrion, probably being sassy as hell.