Game of Thrones Decoded: Connecting the Dots from Season 3 by Heather Jones

A comprehensive guide to a very complicated show. HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones returns to screens Sunday for season 4 to titillate viewers with gratuitous nudity, violence and Peter Dinklage. But if the show’s expansive cast, complex mythology and labyrinthine storylines have you confused, you’re in luck. Here’s a visual refresher which shows the characters’ many allegiances and animosities— and everything in between.