Game of Thrones
As season 5 begins, we see the whereabouts of characters like Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister and the fate of other like Mance Ryder. HBO

At last! After a year’s wait season 5 of “Game of Thrones” is finally here and it did not disappoint… For those who haven’t seen the first episode, “The Wars to Come,” beware of spoilers ahead! If you're still reading, it’s safe to assume you’ve seen it. So, let’s proceed; we were promised flashbacks and flashbacks we got. The episode started with a flashback of Cersei Lannister as a ruthless little girl who threatens a witch until she tells her what lies ahead. She’ll be queen, will have three children who’ll wear gold crowns until they don’t. Cut to Cersei and Jamie at their father’s funeral where Cersei tries to push her incestuous brother to go after “that little monster, who’s still drawing breath somewhere.” Cut to Tyrion Lannister come out of the crate where he traveled to a merchant’s home where Varys took him. “If they capture you, they capture me,” Varys told Tyrion as an explanation of why he’s been helping him. Let’s flesh this out by characters.

Daenerys Targaryen (Khaleesi): One of her soldiers gets killed at a brothel by a man with a gold mask, which absolutely outrageous the Queen and commands he get a proper burial and the murderer is found. Later, she discusses fighting pits and dragons with her new love interest, Daario Naharis. Daenerys promptly expresses her worries about not being to control her dragons anymore but Naharis tells her “a Queen of Dragons is not a Queen without her dragons.” She then goes to face her creatures and confirms she can no longer control them after they breath fire at her in the cave where she’s been holding them captive.

Little Finger and Sansa Stark: the two seem to have formed a team (which distrusts everyone) as they are travelling West to a land so far “even Cersei Lannister can’t get her hands on Sansa,” Little Finger says.

Tyrion Lannister: As he continues to escape his fate (either by drinking or travelling far) Tyrion is told by Varys he has two choices: to either stay there and drink himself to death, or travel with him. Tyrion's answer is he will drink himself to death on the way.

Jon Snow: The bastard is given the heavy task to convince the savages to join Stannis Baratheon's army, who will grant them pardon and then make them part of the Seven Kingdoms if they agree. The savages' leader, Mance Ryder refuses Snow's offer to defend his honor: “These people follow me out of respect, if I kneel to these people that will all end.” Snow then proceeds to tell him he will be burnt alive, to which he says “That’s a bad way to go.” Stannis, of course, goes through with the horrible execution but Jon Snow shoots an arrow in Ryder's heart to put him out of his misery... yes, we believe Jon Snow is in so much trouble.

Margaery Tyrell: Worry not, for Margaery always has a plan. As she walks into her brother and his lover of the day, Oliver, she asks him to be more discrete about his sexual preferences in order to "end up married to Cersei Lannister."

We already knew we weren't going to see Bran Stark (and we won't until 2016), but his sister Arya must still be at sea, as we have yet to find out what lies ahead for the feisty warrior who's failed miserably at reuniting with her family, and we're not sure that's a bad thing.

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