As families go, they have been through more than most.
Game of Thrones season 6 is fast approaching, and Entertainment Weekly - which has long had its ear to the ground of what's going on in Westeros, is capitalizing on the hype with five different GoT-themed covers for this week's issue. The photos consist of Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Arya (Maisie Williams), Sansa (Sophie Turner), and Bran (Isaac Wright) in full costume, standing around together-and actually smiling, except for Bran. By Season 5, she boldly declares, "I'm Sansa Stark of Winterfell".
Apart from Bran. Clearly still shook from being the new Three-Eyed Raven. Arya seems to be headed home, after making a pit stop to murder Walder Frey.
Thus missing from the family portrait was elder brother Rob (Richard Madden), and youngest brother Rickon (Art Parkinson), who was slain by Ramsay in the penultimate episode.
Another shot shows Emilia Clarke's Daenerys Targaryen sitting astride a now-enormous Drogon, as he stands amidst a flaming battlefield.
No family on Game of Thrones has had it worse than the Starks - even when the Tyrell siblings Margaery and Loras blew up in a fiery inferno in last season's finale, at least they were together.