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15 Important Things That Happened in the Last Season of 'Game of Thrones' You Need to Know Before the Season 8 Premiere

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Winter has arriveth, everyone. With the Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere happening this Sunday, April 14 on HBO, you'll want to mentally prepare yourself by going over the major details from the previous season. It's been almost two years since you watched the Season 7 finale, and a lot went down. 

What fans love most about Game of Thrones is most likely what they find most frustrating: You basically need a character organizational chart (or one of those walls the FBI has on TV with photos and evidence that's all connected with red string) to remember who's who, who's related to who, who killed who, who disappeared but is now back, who died and is now a white walker — you get the picture. 

Even the most hardcore Game of Thrones fans (like, the ones who read the books and have spent hundreds of hours on subreddit groups) may need a refresher before watching the premiere. It's an overwhelming plot, and to fully absorb and understand what's going on, every viewer needs to know what exactly went down in Season 7 and where we left off. 

So, let's do this.

1. Arya Stark crosses House Frey off her kill list

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Arya Stark kills Walder Frey and family in Game of Thrones Season 7

Arya Stark, now a professional assassin who wears many faces to disguise herself, poisons every single member of House Frey who killed her family. (Remember the Red Wedding, aka "The Rains of Castamere" in Season 3?) She then, disguised as a maiden, serves meat pie to Walder Frey, and reveals to him that the pie is made of the bodies of Frey's sons. Horrified, Frey tries to escape Arya's clutches, but she pulls him back down and slits his throat (after taking off her mask and revealing who she is, of course).