Previously on Game of Thrones: Ned Stark got recruited by his friend, King Robert, to be the Hand of the King and to engage his daughter, Sansa, to the king’s son, Joffrey. So Ned and his two girls headed south, while his illegitimate son, Jon, went north to join the men on the Wall, where a whole lot of strange and creepy things are going down. In the southland, Ned managed to piss everyone off, and then Robert died and Joffrey took the throne and had Ned killed. All that did was enrage Ned’s eldest son, Robb, who kicked off a revolt. Meanwhile, across the sea, the last of the Targaryens, Daenerys, lost her husband but took control of her very own Dothraki tribe and hatched herself some cute little baby dragons.
Oh, steampunk credits, how I’ve missed you. Nobody really beats HBO for awesome title sequences, do they? We’ve got several new additions to the cast, but we’ll address them as we go. There’s also a new location on the map—Dragonstone, home of Stannis Baratheon.