Tywin oversees the reforging of Ice, the Stark ancestral sword, into two new swords, one for Jaime, who tries to deal with the loss of his sword hand and Cersei's love. Daenerys successfully captures Meereen amidst a slave revolt and immediately seeks justice for the slain slave children by nailing 163 masters to posts. Arya listens as the Hound and Polliver discuss. Ramsay forces Theon to get the Ironborn to surrender Moat Cailin. Daario explains they are deciding on which of them will ride up front with her in the vanguard.
Oberyn openly reveals to Tyrion his motive for his visit: revenge against the Lannisters for the rape and murder of his sister, Elia, wife of Prince Rhaegar. When Tywin melted down the Valyrian steel sword, he thought it ended the Stark line and legacy. Oberyn steps up, seeking a chance to avenge Elia by killing the Mountain, who raped and killed her during the rebellion. The marching army halts, and Daenerys goes to the forefront, discovering a slave child crucified upon a cross. Locke attempts to kidnap Bran in the confusion but is killed by Hodor, warged into by Bran. Both Thorne and Slynt disbelieve what Jon has to say.
It is unclear why the Allyrions were not present. Styr says his party raided a village south of the ravine and gathered meat. Ice has symbolized the Stark family as it has been a heirloom to them for many generations. Angry, humiliated, and defeated, Tyrion demands a trial by combat. From the North, Sam, fearing for Gilly's security, has the baby moved from Castle Black to neighboring Mole's Town.
A one-handed man with no family needs all the help he can get. At first, the Hound fights the five men alone while Arya stands in the corner. He presents of the swords to his son as a gift. Bran and his company then continue their trek north while Jon's party kills all of the mutineers and burns down Craster's Keep. Tyrion attempts to console his wife but fails; Sansa has heard the gruesome details of the , how the corpses of her mother and brother were desecrated.
Jaime defensively quips that using his left hand makes for more of a challenge. As Daenerys tries to calm him down, without warning, Drogon snaps at her with a hiss, a warning to not interfere. Bronn played a vital role in the , pulling a large chain across the entrance of the bay to trap Stannis's fleet inside once the trap was sprung. They choose the contortionist , and Oberyn orders Olyvar to get undressed also. Out of earshot, Tormund comments about how much he hates Thenns. Gilly and her son arrive at Castle Black, where Sam hides them in an underground room.
In the aftermath of the Red Wedding corresponding to the Small Council scene in the Season 3 finale , Tywin is surprised that the Freys killed Catelyn Stark, because he wanted her taken alive. In Essos, Barristan Selmy receives a letter intended for Jorah that pardons him as a reward for spying on Daenerys, who exiles him from Meereen as a result. Roose Bolton returns to the Dreadfort, where he blames Ramsay for mistreating Theon, who has been brutalized into a subservient persona called 'Reek'. The wildlings have rallied behind King-Beyond-the-Wall Mance Rayder in a attempt to flee south, comprehending that that anybody who stay static in past the Wall in the lands will die and become portion of the host that was un dead. The two kingdoms that have remained completely aloof in the war so far are the Vale of Dorne and Arryn. After Rhaegar was killed and Tywin's army sacked King's Landing, his soldiers killed Rhaegar's young daughter and infant son Daenerys's niece and nephew as well as Oberyn's , and Ser Gregor Clegane personally raped and killed Princess Elia.
She also kills Polliver the same way he had killed in that episode, stabbing him in the throat as he lies prone on the ground with a leg wound. Following his knighting, Bronn was permitted to claim his own knightly sigil: he chose a flaming green chain on a smoking grey field green because wildfire burns with green flames to commemorate the battle in which he earned his knighthood. At sea, Littlefinger admits to Sansa that he was involved in Joffrey's death. On the road, Brienne finds out that Podrick has no practical skills as a squire. Despite having the remnants of an army, Stannis Baratheon, as the rightful heir to his brother King Robert, nevertheless refuses to surrender. Polliver stole my sword and put it right through his neck. As Cogman explained, the writers came to the realization that Joffrey doesn't have any major scenes before his wedding in the next episode, so they wanted to invent something for him to do now in the intervening episode; thus the scene of Jaime discussing the book apparently with Brienne was shifted to Joffrey thumbing through the book and remarking on it to Jaime.
Tywin sentences Tyrion to death. . Back in Meereen, Daenerys tries to undertake her new job as queen because she listens to the orders of her topics, such as nobleman Hizdahr zo Loraq along with a guy whose goats have been murdered by Daenerys' increasingly uncontrollable dragons. Daenerys is determined to free the down-trodden slaves of the location as functionally a slave herself. One giant manages to break through the tunnel leading into Castle Black but is killed by Grenn and five others, at the cost of their own lives. Aemon, however, realizes that Jon is speaking the truth, and the hearing ends with Jon being allowed to keep his head, although after Jon leaves, Thorne expresses his distrust for Jon. As a precaution, Daenerys chains her two other dragons in the catacombs.
And what are , his hired killer? All that stands involving this invasion and the Seven Kingdoms is leadership and the Evening View, whose figures were recently devastated together with the fatalities of that of Lord Commander Jeor Mormont and a third of their quantity. She finds the two men sitting face-to-face holding their swords in front of them; they have been contesting their strength since midnight. Arya takes Needle from Polliver and stands over his prone form. Alliser Thorne rejects Jon's supply to seal the tube. In the Vale, Littlefinger takes Sansa to the Eyrie, where she is to pose as his niece. The former decides to kill and find the remaining Stark kids, Bran and Rickon, who undermine the validity of his new name, while tasking Ramsay to recover the lands under Ironborn job. He catches himself before admitting that he lay with one, but says it anyway.
The Hound is able to fight him off, stabbing him repeatedly in the head with his own dagger. On the street, Brienne finds out that Podrick doesn't have technical abilities as a squire. For now, Queen Daenerys is carving a route of conquest but of liberation - maybe not through the Bay of Slaver. Plot The War of the Five Kings is drawing to a close, but new intrigues and plots are in motion, and the surviving factions must contend with enemies not only outside their ranks, but within. Tormund's army gets through from the south and engages the Night's Watch. The production team accidentally made much too many chicken pieces, however, so Maisie Williams Arya got to take them home with her.