From Arya's quest to become a deadly assassin to the face-off between the Night's Watch and the terrifying White Walkers, Game of Thrones season five saw everything change for some of the show's most popular characters.

The Lannisters fell from grace in spectacular fashion, Daenerys found it harder to control her people and faced a deadly new enemy, while Sansa was plunged into a situation darker than any she'd suffered before.

Here's our episode-by-episode blog of Game of Thrones season five.

Game of Thrones season five: 10 things we learned from episode one — The Wars to Come

Game of Thrones season five: 10 things we learned from episode two — The House of Black and White

Game of Thrones season five: 10 things we learned from episode three — High Sparrow

Game of Thrones season five: 10 things we learned from episode four — The Sons of the Harpy

Game of Thrones season five: 10 things we learned from episode five — Kill the Boy

Game of Thrones season five: 10 things we learned from episode six — Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

Game of Thrones season five: 10 things we learned from episode seven — The Gift

Game of Thrones season five: 10 things we learned from episode eight — Hardhome

Game of Thrones season five: 10 things we learned from episode nine — The Dance of Dragons

Game of Thrones season five: 10 things we learned from episode 10 — Mother's Mercy