A much-needed Game of Thrones refresher ahead of season 8

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Game of Thrones is almost here. Take a moment to let that sink in. When we last left the land of Westeros, there was a ton going down, with the White Walkers and the Night King making their way down south while most of the other major characters gather together at Winterfell to face them. The stakes are high and the theories are flying. There’s a lot of story to cover in the last six episodes.

It’s been a hot minute since the seventh season of Game of Thrones aired (almost two years), and many of us are in desperate need of a refresher as to what’s happening with the show’s enormous cast. That’s exactly what we have here. Let’s dive in.