HBO has done a Season 2 recap show. 15 minutes to refresh your memory.
Man, it could be a tough quiz, if he put all the characters there. The “WhoTF is that”-guy is Roose Bolton, if I remember correctly.
R. Martin knows to create create characters settings and story premise but fails to deliver a good development and a great final.
Best thing is that we know nothing about the final. Though many of good characters will die, that’s for sure!
He is really good at it! Killing [spoiler] was the point where I’ve thought “wow, this is the coolest tale I ever watched”. Before that the story was not so outstanding.