TIME Television

This One Video Shows Everything You Missed Last Season on Game of Thrones

What happened to your favorite characters last season in Westeros

The best of Westeros are back Sunday night, but there’s a lot to remember before diving in. The show’s fifth season premieres at 9 p.m. Eastern time on HBO, HBO Go and HBO Now, the network’s new standalone streaming service that doesn’t require a cable subscription.

Between the Targaryens and the Tyrells, the Lannisters and the Starks (yes, there are some left still!), it’s tough to keep everything straight. The new episodes reportedly have old characters re-cross paths and bring some long-separated characters back together, too.

Based on TIME‘s review of the series premiere, keeping the moving pieces straight is especially key as fan favorite Daenerys Targaryen, also called Khaleesi, will be making moves closer to the iron throne.

In the story, the dragons are a metaphor for Dany’s power. As it grows greater, it becomes more difficult to control–as she’s learned in Meereen, where effectively governing the city of former slave masters has proved harder than liberating it. It’s a typical message for Game of Thrones, which has always balanced its fantasy thrills with realpolitik. An awesome champion, it argues, is not necessarily a great ruler; and you are only a leader to the extent you can prove yourself worth following. Or as the season premiere puts it: “A dragon queen without dragons is not a queen.”

Watch the video above to refresh on everything from Cersei’s continuous wine gulping to Arya’s first kill and everything in between.


LIVE: Watch Hillary Clinton Address Email Controversy

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to discuss her use of a private email account following a speech at the United Nations Tuesday

TIME Apple

Apple Watch: See Everything You Missed in 90 Seconds

Missed Monday's Apple event? Watch our recap here

After Apple’s “Spring Forward” event on the new Apple Watch and redesigned Macbook, TIME Tech Editor Alex Fitzpatrick looks at what’s next for Apple and CEO Tim Cook. Watch above and read more here.

TIME Apple

Watch the Apple ‘Spring Forward’ Event in Under 2 Minutes

Apple gave updates on the new Apple Watch, Macbook and the announcement of HBO's new standalone service, HBO Now

Check out the best of Apple’s ‘Spring Forward’ event in San Francisco, CA, including updates on the new Apple Watch, Macbook and the announcement of HBO’s new standalone service, HBO Now, launching on Apple TV.


Watch Live: President Obama Marks 50th Anniversary of Selma March

President Obama is scheduled to speak at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma at 2:30 PM EST to commemorate 50 years since the marches from Selma to Montgomery

TIME Know Right Now

Know Right Now: Hillary Clinton Wants Emails Made Public

The former Secretary of State wants to release some of her emails to the public

Hillary Clinton said late Wednesday that she wanted her emails to be made available to the public, after coming under fire for exclusively using a personal email address while U.S. Secretary of State. Watch Know Right Now to catch up on the latest in this story.

TIME Crime

Watch Live: Michael Brown Family Addresses Ferguson Report

The family of Michael Brown is holding a news conference to respond to the Department of Justice’s decision to not charge a Ferguson, Mo., police officer with civil rights violations in last year’s shooting.

Watch it live above.

TIME Know Right Now

Know Right Now: U.S. Ambassador Attacked in South Korea

The attacker has attacked an ambassador before

The U.S. ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was slashed on the face and wrist by an anti-U.S. protestor in Seoul on Thursday. Watch Know Right Now to find out more, and read more here.

TIME Know Right Now

Know Right Now: Human Waste on Mount Everest Creates an Environmental Issue

Nature's call maybe not be good for nature

Climbers are leaving more than just their footprints when they traverse Mount Everest, especially when they need to “use the bathroom.” People leave behind large amounts of fecal matter and urine every year.

Watch the Know Right Now above to find out more, and read more here.

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