Lets keep in mind that this is not a full breakdown of everything GOT, but more a primer of what has happened and what you need to know moving forward. (Example, the whole Drago storyline and Viserys? Not really needed since that’s a dead thread and everyone involved is dead.)
There are also a ton of minor players who will get their treatment.
Again, keep in mind, David has read the books, and Earl just read them waiting for Season Seven, and don’t be that asshole that spoils the series for no reason but evil glee. What the hell is wrong with you? So if we miss something IN THE SHOW, by all means let us know.
Tormund has taken over leadership of the Wildlings after Mance was killed, he has a bit of respect for Jon Snow and agrees with his plan to resettle the Wildlings South of the Wall. Tormund is still a bit of a wildcard, killing the Lord of Bones for speaking out against the plan. Tormund might never have the control over the Wildings that Mance did, he is respected.Tormund and the Wildlings return to the Wall after hearing of Jon Snows murder, and defend him until his is resurrected. Tormund goes with Jon to retake Winterfell, and kills Smalljon Umber in revenge for Umber slaughtering Wildings who fled South of the Wall.
Brienne of Tarth
Brienne was a member of Renly’s Kingsguard, winning a spot by beating Loras. She tends to put people off being huge, strong and able to whup most men. She is the only one in the tent when Renly is killed by Melisandre’s magic smoke baby. She is blamed for Renly’s death and escapes with Catelyn Stark. She is later charged by her to deliver Jamie Lannister home, and bring back Sansa and Arya. The pair are captured, grow a bit close, she fights a bear, then finishes the job. Jamie later sends her to go find Sansa and keep her safe, and she also gains Podrick as a sidekick. Jamie also gives her his sword, that she names Oathkeeper. The duo come across Hot Pie, show tells them that Arya is alive and escaped King’s Landing. The pair are able to find Arya, coming back from the Eyrie with the Hound. Even though Brienne tells her that she is there to protect her, Arya rejects her as she is wearing Lannister Armor and has a Lannister Sword. The Hound and Brienne fight, and Arya takes this chance to escape. While looking for Arya, they come across Sansa, and Brienne offers Sansa her protection, Sansa rejects her protection to stay with Littlefinger, who points out all the failings of Brienne’s protection. Brienne and Podrick follow Sansa to Winterfell, as Brienne doesn’t trust Littlefinger, and gets word to Sansa that she is there for her. Brienne is able to find Stannis after the final battle with Ramsey’s forces, and kills him in revenge for Renly. Brienne and Podrick sit outside of Winterfell keeping watch, to see if she needs help, and beings to train Podrick. When Sansa and Theon escape, the pair meet up with them and the foursome make it to the Wall, and leave Sansa in the care of her brother, and leaves to try and get support from House Tully. House Tully is having it’s own problems with Riverrun under attack, but after a meeting with Jamie Lannister, she leaves Riverrun to it’s fate and leaves with Podrick.
Tyrion’s former squire. Tyrion changes how he feels about Podrick fairly quickly, and likes the young man- even though Bronn seems to not care as much at the beginning. During the battle of Blackwater, when Tyrion is betrayed, Podrick is the guy that saved him. Tyrion took him to Littlefingers brothel and paid for a FOURSOME (down EJ) to say thank you (or kill him to keep him quiet, one or the other) he uh, performed so well, they TIPPED HIM. That not only had Tyrions head buzzing about his new friend- but also gaining Bronn’s respect as well. When Tyrion goes to trial for killing Joffery, Cersei offers him a knighthood in exchange for testifying against Tyrion, Podrick refuses. Tyrion makes him leave King’s Landing for his own safety, and Jamie pairs him with Brienne of Tarth to the dismay of both of them. Podrick does what he’s told, and Brienne starts to like him, but is upset about how little he knows outside of the capital, such as how to start a proper fire. The pair does form a friendship, and Brienne starts to train him in swordplay. Brienne and Podrick sit outside of Winterfell keeping watch, to see if she needs help, and Podrick continues to learn from the swordswoman. When Sansa and Theon escape, the pair meet up with them and the foursome make it to the Wall, and leave Sansa in the care of her brother, and leaves to try and get support from House Tully. House Tully is having it’s own problems with Riverrun under attack, but Brienne decides to leave, and Podrick rows her away on a boat.
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