Sunday marks a very special day—it’s finally the return of Game of Thrones. From the crazy plot twists to the detailed costumes to those intricately braided updos, each episode keeps us hooked from start to finish—and scream at the TV more often than our neighbors might like. And judging from the season five trailer, there are going to be some moments that will leave viewers reeling (or at least yelling, “Why, George R.R. Martin, why?!“)*. In spite of all the Red Weddings and dragon chainings, we never can get enough of Westeros.
As it turns out, though, the cast members have some pretty stellar Instagram accounts (praise the Seven). Scrolling through expertly-filtered snaps of Oberyn, the Stark sisters and even Queen Cersei herself provides a welcome escape during the Monday to Sunday wait.
Click through the slideshow above to see over 70 Instagrams of the Game of Thrones cast hanging out, making funny faces with their TV arch enemies and—gasp!—wearing non-Westerosi attire. Warning: spoilers ahead!
*Note to GRRM: We fully understand that in the game of thrones you either win or you die, but did you have to take that quite so literally?