We’re just a day away from the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones. Even though there are only six episodes, there are still a lot of stories left to tell. Without a refresher course, it’s easy to get lost in all the loose ends that will hopefully get tied up by the finale. Luckily, we have you covered.
We put together a video breaking down the biggest moments of all seven seasons of Game of Thrones — along with in-depth articles for those other details you may have forgotten.
The video above is a 10-minute recap that breaks down the bigger moments from seasons one through seven of Game of Thrones. If one or more of those seasons is still a bit fuzzy, I’ve linked all of our season recap articles below.
And, just because I love you all and I really love Game of Thrones, I’ve included a few of our neat explainers — some cool lore explorations and fan theories that may make a difference as we finally approach winter.
Game of Thrones Season Recaps
Game of Thrones comes back for its eighth and final season on April 15. The final six episodes will (hopefully) wrap up several years of stories, character journeys, and clever Tyrion Lannister one-liners. But sometimes it’s hard to remember exactly what happened on this series that started way back in 2011. So, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to recap the past seven seasons of the hit HBO series, getting you all caught up before winter finally arrives.
Dany Loses Her Dragons, A Shadow Baby Is Born, And More Of The Wildest Shit From Game Of Thrones Season 2
We’re inching closer to the final season of Game of Thrones on April 15. To get you ready for the final showdown for Westeros, we’re recapping all seven seasons of the hit HBO series. We’ve already done the first season, and now we’re bringing season two. Get ready, it’s the War of the Five Kings!
The final season of Game of Thrones is getting closer and closer, like it’s the ceaseless march of thousands of ice zombies coming to kill most of Westeros. Trying to catch up before it all comes to an end from April 15? We're here to help with our handy-dandy season-by-season recap!
We’re now less than a month away from Game of Thrones’ final season. Is your binge-watch catch up on track, or running a bit awry? Either way, let us help with our season-by-season breakdown of what you actually need to remember before it all goes to hell in season eight.
We’re getting closer and closer to the end, once and for all: Game of Thrones’ final season is just weeks away. Still playing catch-up before it all goes down? We're here to help with our ongoing season-by-season breakdown of what you need to remember before the beginning of the end.
Can you believe we’re just a couple of weeks from the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones? It’s so close you can almost taste the dragon breath. We’ve been catching y’all up on everything major that happened so far. Take a journey with us into season six.
We’ve finally done it. We’ve now recapped the entire series of Game of Thrones so far, with season seven as the last hurdle before the Great War truly begins.
Extended Lore and Fan Theories
The World of Ice and Fire
George R.R. Martin's novels about Westeros are fiendishly addictive, because he's created a world that's just crammed full of amazing details. And Game of Thrones captures that feeling pretty well — until you read Martin's guidebook, The World of Ice and Fire and realise just how much more there is. On almost every page, there's something that makes you go, "I'd kill to see this on television."
Azor Ahai / The Prince That Was Promised
HBO released the first series of official photos for Game of Thrones season seven this week. They didn't spoil much, but there was one reveal that hints at a major plot development next season. We're talking, of course, about Azor Ahai.
The long wait for Game of Thrones' home video release is always agony, but at least we get the "Histories and Lore" extras in the mean time. Two of the 15 featurettes - detailing Robert's Rebellion and the Many-Faced God - included in the season 5 release have arrived online, and you can see them here.
The Long Night
The stage has been set for Game of Thrones' final season, as a terribly divided Westeros faces an invasion by the White Walkers... but this won't be the first time they have tried to eradicate humanity. Here's everything we know about the first war between humans and the Walkers - and what it can tell us about the war to come next season.
Those Old Gods and New Ones
Game of Thrones is an incredibly dense show, filled with hundreds of characters, families, legends, and everything else under the realm's sun. With all the information fans have had to absorb over the years, it's easy for some things to fall on the wayside. That includes the show's plethora of religions.
Fan theories and the vast works of A Song and Ice and Fire go hand in hand, and Game of Thrones has spent the last couple of years bringing a few of the biggest of them to life. But one this upcoming season might finally tackle is the legendary Cleganebowl — a duel fans have been chomping at the bit to see for ages.
Season 8 Trailer Breakdown
At long last, it is here: our first proper look at the final episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones. And while it doesn’t really give us a lot to go on other than the fact that every single character on the show is contemplating their inevitable icy end, there’s still a few nuggets of information to parse.
We Predict Who Will Live or Die
Valar Morghulis. We're approaching the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, and we've seen so many deaths over the years. Your Starks, your Lannisters, your zombie babies. And now we're down to a trim, core cast of characters. Except not really. There are still so many people alive on this show who could die in season eight.