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You can ‘Just Say No’ to Jon Snow, but that can lead to a very lonely Monday

For “Game of Thrones” abstainers, the show’s return means confusing references, absentee friends, and the admonishments of the “Thrones”-loving masses.

Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister in “Game of Thrones.”

In 'Game of Thrones,’ uneasy alliances and a royal prophecy

“Stormborn” reminds us early on that every alliance beginning to form this season will have to reckon with all participants' unsavory pasts.

David Benioff (left) and D.B. Weiss at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2015.

The showrunners of ‘Game of Thrones’ are bringing a new series about civil war to HBO

“Confederate” imagines a modern America where slavery is still legal — and some people are not exactly thrilled with the premise.

Lena Headey and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in HBO’s “Game of Thrones.’’

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Record ratings for the return of ‘Game of Thrones’

The results are even more impressive when you realize that the number of homes watching TV during the summer is generally lower than the rest of the year.

A scene from the season 7 premiere.

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‘Game of Thrones’ is off to a thrilling start

I remembered all over again just how elegantly written, richly acted, and confidently shot this drama is at its best.

Lena Headey (left) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in a scene from Season 7 “Game of Thrones” episode.

Here’s what folks are saying about the ‘Game of Thrones’ season premiere

We’re not gonna spoil it for you — well, we’ll try not to.

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As ‘Game of Thrones’ returns, is sharing your HBO password OK?

If you’re like a significant chunk of HBO’s viewership, you can watch it thanks to the login tracing back to your friend’s ex-boyfriend’s parents.

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Bloody good cocktail ideas for ‘Game of Thrones’ premiere

Arya’s List? The Last Lannisters? Here are a few suggestions for what to drink while watching “Game of Thrones” on Sunday.

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Please! Don’t kill off these ‘Game of Thrones’ characters

We know there will be death during season seven. But for the good of the show, “Game of Thrones” writers, let these five live.

“War for the Planet of the Apes” opens Friday.

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The Weekender: ‘Apes,’ crooks, and dragons

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

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‘Game of Thrones’ is back this Sunday. Here’s a recap of where we left off

When “Game of Thrones” returns to HBO for its seventh season on Sunday, it will feature fewer episodes and a more concentrated focus.

Some ‘Game of Thrones’ deaths are tragic. Others, not so much

A look back at notable deaths of “Game of Thrones” characters — ranked from devastating to delicious.

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Lena Headey, Cersei in ‘Game of Thrones,’ has her own power moves

With “Game of Thrones” about to end, why would Headey leave the showbiz capital at the moment of her highest profile in a 25-year career?

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Winter is always coming for economy on ‘Game of Thrones’

Even in a world with magic, dragons, and deadly supernatural White Walkers, the popular show has plenty of economic lessons.

Liam Cunningham (background) and Kit Harington in “Game of Thrones.”

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‘Game of Thrones,’ the tour

“Game of Thrones: The Touring Exhibition” will feature props, costumes, and re-creations of a number of locations from the show.

Lena Headey and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in the upcoming season 7 of “Game of Thrones.”

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‘Game’ and the long run

“Game of Thrones” sound designer Paula Fairfield, speaking at Con of Thrones in Nashville, said each of the six episodes of season 8 “could be in the 80-plus-minute range of a feature film.”

North Square Oyster sous chef Matt Smith (far left) poses with “Game of Thrones” actress Maisie Williams, “Stranger Things” actors Charlie Heaton and Natalia Dyer, general manager Mike Wyatt (flowered shirt), and chef Doug Rodrigues on Sunday night at the North End restaurant.

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‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ stars dine in the North End

We hear the actors enjoyed some seafood at North Square Oyster and posed for photos with restaurant staff.

Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia in “This Is Us,” a series likely to garner multiple Emmy nods

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Who should — and shouldn’t — get an Emmy nomination

Nominations are coming today. Will the voters get it right this time? Do they ever?

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‘Game of Thrones’ gets the Harvard treatment

This fall, Harvard students will have the opportunity to take “The Real Game of Thrones: From Modern Myths to Medieval Models.’’

Lena Headey (left) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

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With an end in sight, ‘Game of Thrones’ will get right to the point

There are only 13 episodes left — to be spread over two seasons — before the game is up.

Lena Headey and the rest of the “GoT” cast return in July.

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‘Game of Thrones’ may bear offspring

Four possible offshoots are already in the works, plus four other takeaways from the week in TV.

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It’s musical ‘Thrones’ in HBO’s new trailer

HBO released a trailer for season seven, which will premiere on July 16.

Tom Hiddleston in “The Night Manager.”

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A summer splash for ‘Game of Thrones’

HBO has finally set a date for season seven, plus four other takeaways from the week in TV.

The “Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience” features an 80-piece orchestra, a choir, and a troupe of solo musicians all performing atop a 360-degree multipart stage.

Capturing the sound and scale of ‘Game of Thrones’

With his multimedia “Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience,” Berklee-trained composer Ramin Djawadi is taking Westeros on the road.

Evan Rachel Wood and Jeffrey Wright in “Westworld.”

THE YEAR IN ARTS

The top 10 TV shows of 2016

There wasn’t one loud-and-clear winner so much as a long list of really well-done dramas and comedies.

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Disruptor Beam to put zombies in your pocket

The Framingham company will launch a new game next year based on “The Walking Dead.”

Looking to season seven of ‘Game of Thrones’

“Game of Thrones” chatter never stops.

Maisie Williams as Arya in a scene from “Game of Thrones.”

‘Nothing will prepare you’ for ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7

We don’t know that much about “Game of Thrones” season 7, but the news that’s trickling out is fun to think about.

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The 10 best TV shows of 2016 — so far

Before the fall onslaught of new programming begins, here’s a look a some of the most outstanding television shows of the year.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in “Game of Thrones.”

What does Jaime Lannister think of ‘Game of Thrones’?

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime, discussed the perils of loving a mad queen, Jaime’s bond with Brienne.

Sophie Turner (left) as Sansa Stark, and Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton in a scene from season 5 of

‘Game of Thrones’ has been cruel to the Starks. Is their luck finally turning?

These were supposed to be the heroes of the show, right?

Kit Harington as Jon Snow from season five of “Game of Thrones.”

Who will end up sitting on the Iron Throne? A look at the major players

Leading the Seven Kingdoms in “Game of Thrones” may be a high-profile job, but it also seems like a pretty thankless one — and the turnover is brutal.

A powerhouse finale for ‘Game of Thrones’

Fans will have a host of interesting possibilities to play around with during the many months until the show returns.

The character Jon Snow in a scence from “Game of Thrones.”

Brexit won’t disrupt ‘Game of Thrones’ filming

Wait, is this something we should have been worried about?

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Just when this season of “Game of Thrones” was losing focus, last week’s “The Battle of the Bastards” came along and changed it all up. Now comes the finale.

An epic battle gets ‘Game of Thrones’ back on track

Just when this season was losing focus, “The Battle of the Bastards” came along and changed it all up.

Emilia Clarke in HBO’s “Game of Thrones.’’

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Can Emilia Clarke jump from ‘Thrones’ to big-screen stardom?

The actress makes you forget “Game of Thrones” during the film “Me Before You,” but you don’t reach the end feeling a star has been born.

The leader of the White Walkers on “Game of Thrones.”

In ‘Game of Thrones,’ it’s time to start rooting for the White Walkers

A best-case scenario for Westeros? Putting a White Walker on the Iron Throne.

An MBTA Green Line train.

THING TANK

From squealy MBTA trains to squealing exes

From squealy MBTA trains to squealing exes, a review of the week in things.

Harry Richardson and Stefanie Martini in “Doctor Thorne.”

The Ticket: Television

Daenerys’s victory last week over the Dothraki warlords in “Game of Thrones” was cathartic, and it gave the season fresh momentum.

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys on “Game of Thrones.’’

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‘Game of Thrones’ finally kicks in

This week’s episode arrived like a reward, after a trio of episodes that served primarily to bring us up to speed.

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Hillary Clinton’s UFO buffs and other obscure voting blocs

Suddenly, UFO buffs and other groups long ignored by the political mainstream are worth courting.

Kit Harington wasn’t good at keeping ‘Game of Thrones’ secrets

Even though the “Game of Thrones” show runners told Kit Harington not to reveal anything about Jon Snow, the actor couldn’t help telling some people.

Kit Harington in “Game of Thrones.”

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“The Good Wife” and Jon Snow are heading in opposite directions.

Kit Harington as revivified Jon Snow in “Game of Thrones.”

Jon Snow lives, and that’s too bad

Matthew Gilbert writes that after almost a year of manipulative promotion about whether the “Game of Thrones” character was really dead, he felt disappointed and misused.

Jon Snow was killed at the end of season 5 of “Game of Thrones.”

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So, is Jon Snow dead or alive?

This time, “Game of Thrones” fails to surprise.

‘Game of Thrones’ premiere: A fast start, a big surprise

The Season 6 premiere covered a lot of ground across the Seven Kingdoms. Warning: spoilers ahead.

Michael McElhatton, a.k.a. Roose Bolton (right), hammed it up with fan Ryan Stewart of Boston, dressed as GoT character Stannis Baratheon, at a viewing party for the “Game of Thrones’’ premiere at the Revere Hotel.

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HBO throws ‘Game of Thrones’ party at Revere Hotel

Guests got to see Roose Bolton (a.k.a. actor Michael McElhatton), whom HBO sent to chat with fans.

Alfie Allen and Sophie Turner in HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

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What lies ahead in ‘Game of Thrones’? We have questions.

There will be blood, and probably some torture, and definitely some sex. What else?

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‘Veep,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ return Sunday

Season five of “Veep” begins the day after the election, with everything at a standstill.