'Game of Thrones' Season 5 Premiere Recap: The King Is Fired, Long Live The King?

King vs. king. Queen vs. queen. Even dragons vs. their mother. "Game of Thrones" Season 5's April 12 premiere, "The Wars to Come," had a fitting title for an hour spent preparing for multiple battles ahead. It's about to get messier than drunk Tyrion in a wine barrel. Keep your shields up, people!

Season 5 started with a witch's flashback prophecy of clashing queens and ended with Mance Rayder burned like a witch for calling himself king and refusing to bend the knee to help Stannis Baratheon fight his war. Live free or die, man. Live free or die. The stellar, plot-heavy (in more ways than one) fifth season premiere followed six different locations and several intriguing prophecies and propositions. There was no hand-holding, so if you didn't recognize someone on screen you had about two seconds to figure it out, catch up, read between the lines to decipher what wasn't being said,
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