Want to catch up with your Game of Thrones–obsessed friends before season 7? Here are five things you need to know about each season of the hit HBO fantasy series.
Season 1: Lannister family twincest, finding out what’s beyond the Wall, the rise of Joffrey, and more.
Season 2: Learn what happened next for the Mother of Dragons, meet the Ironborn, Jon Snow’s assignment behind the Wall, and other big moments from the second season.
Season 3: Road trip! Jaime and Brienne bond over killing each other, Jon Snow breaks up with his bae, we learn what the Red Wedding is, and more.
Season 4: Joffrey and Margaery’s marriage ceremony — a.k.a. the Purple Wedding — provides just the incentive Sansa needs to finally flee King’s Landing. Plus, Arya and the Hound’s Riverlands tour northwest of King’s Landing, the Mountain battles the Viper, and other things to know about the fourth season.
Season 5: Among the big moments in the fifth season, all hell breaks loose at the battle at Hardhome north of the Wall, Tyrion meets up with dragon-rider Daenerys, and the High Sparrow power trips.
Season 6: Hero Jon Snow is resurrected, we learn how Hodor got his name, the Battle of the Bastards blows us away, and — what are the international shipping costs for transporting a Dothraki horde?
Game of Thrones season 7 premieres Sunday, July 16 on HBO.