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What a line. Now time for the bad news. After Ser Barristan receives a copy of the pardon that Robert Baratheon issued to Jorah as a reward for spying on Daenerys, the Mother of Dragons learns the truth about why her most trusted advisor originally came into her service — just as Tywin planned. Jorah begs for forgiveness, but Daenerys is unmoved and exiles him from Meereen.
She also resolves to have him killed if he ever returns. At the Eyrie, Littlefinger is forced to testify in front of a tribunal investigating the death of Lysa. When Littlefinger asks her why she helped him, she explains that while she knows what he wants, she has no idea what the nobility of the Vale would do with her. Later, as Littlefinger and Robin prepare to set out on a tour of the Vale, Sansa emerges to accompany them with newly dyed dark hair , a change that signals the beginning of a new phase in her life.
Meanwhile, at the Bloody Gate , the entrance to the Eyrie, the Hound and Arya are stopped by a knight of the Vale who tells them that Lysa is dead. And now, for the main event. After an exhilarating fight sequence, Oberyn manages to impale the Mountain in the stomach, a blow that seems almost certainly fatal.
Unfortunately, Oberyn is so caught up in getting the Mountain to not only confess, but also name Tywin as the one who gave him the order, that he gets too close to his massive opponent. As the horrified crowd looks on, Cersei smirks while Tywin pronounces Tyrion guilty and sentences him to die. Do you know why I have come all the way to this stinking, shit-pile of a city? For you. You raped my sister. You murdered her. You killed her children. Say it now and we can end this quick. Meanwhile, Gilly has made her way back to Castle Black, where Sam hides her away in a storage room to keep her safe during the coming battle.
The two kiss for the first time before Sam heads back out to fight. As Jon and Ser Alliser watch the blaze from atop the Wall, Alliser admits that they should have sealed the tunnel like Jon suggested. When Ser Alliser realizes the castle is being attacked from both sides, he heads down to lead the men on the ground and leaves the all-but-useless Janos Slynt in charge of the Wall. Grenn then tricks Janos into thinking that he is needed below so that Jon can take command. Janos descends the Wall and goes to hide in the same supply closet as Gilly.
When Jon sees two giants and a mammoth headed for the tunnel through the Wall, he orders Grenn to take five men and hold the inner gate at all costs. Sam then finds Jon and tells him that they need more men down below. Jon leaves Edd in charge of the Wall and descends to the keep where he orders Sam to release Ghost from his pen and launches himself into the clash. After a brutal fight with Styr that Jon only just manages to survive, he turns to find Ygritte pointing an arrow at him.
He smiles at her and she hesitates long enough that Olly manages to fire an arrow into her back. They even manage to capture Tormund. As he and Sam walk through the passage that leads north of the Wall, they discover that Grenn and his men all sacrificed themselves to hold the inner gate. Jon heads north of the Wall on a mission to assassinate Mance Rayder in hopes that the wildling army will fall apart in the chaos that follows.
Daenerys is dismayed but ultimately agrees on the condition that he draw up a contract with his master that lasts no longer than one year.
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The next supplicant to enter the room is a shepherd who presents Dany with the bones of his daughter and claims that Drogon is responsible for her death. Daenerys is beside herself and meets with Missandei and Grey Worm to discuss what to do about the dragons. Mance eventually realizes that Jon is actually just waiting for an opportunity to kill him, but before either can make a move, their meeting is interrupted by the blast of a war horn as Stannis and his cavalry come charging in.
When Jon reveals that he is the bastard of Ned Stark, a man that Stannis respected, Stannis asks him for his advice on what to do with Mance. Jon convinces Stannis to take Mance prisoner and listen to what he has to say rather than execute him. After the ceremony — during which Jon catches Melisandre starring at him — Jon visits the captive Tormund to ask if he wants to say anything when they burn the bodies of the dead wildlings. Tormund tells Jon that Ygritte truly loved him and urges him to lay her to rest where she belongs, in the true North.
Jon builds a funeral pyre beyond the Wall and does just that. Even further north, Bran, Jojen, Meera, Hodor and Summer finally reach the giant weirwood tree that Bran saw in his vision. But it turns out the area around the tree is being guarded by wights, who begin popping out of the snow and attacking them. Bran wargs into Hodor to help Meera and Jojen fend of the undead, but Jojen is mortally wounded. Thankfully, one of the Children of the Forest emerges from the cave under the tree to rescue the group.
Bran then finally meets the human embodiment of the three-eyed raven that he has been dreaming about since season 1, an old man entwined with the roots of the giant weirwood tree. The Three-Eyed Raven Struan Rodger tells Meera that Jojen knew that he would die on the journey and came anyway, and then provides Bran with a cryptic explanation of his purpose. On the road to the Eyrie, Brienne stumbles upon Arya practicing her water dancing. Brienne tries to explain to Arya that she swore an oath to Catelyn to protect her, but after the Hound sees the Valyrian steel sword that Jaime gave her, he comes to the conclusion that she was sent by the Lannisters.
The Hound and Brienne square off and what follows is one of the most brutal and epic fight sequences in Game of Thrones history. But by the time she gathers herself, Arya is gone. Later, Arya emerges from her hiding spot for one last conversation with the nearly dead Hound. She then goes to see Tywin to inform him that she has no intention of going through with her marriage to Loras. Later, Cersei tells Jaime about what she has done and declares that her relationship with him is more important than anything else.
Jaime is seduced by her words and they sleep together. She grabs for a knife when she sees him, but he ultimately gets the upper hand and strangles her to death with her necklace. Tyrion then returns to the door where Jaime originally led him to find Varys waiting. The most powerful man in the Seven Kingdoms is dead and the Lannisters are coming apart at the seams. Cersei demands that Maggy predict her future and Maggy asks for a taste of her blood. Then comes another — younger, more beautiful — to cast you down and take all you hold dear…The king will have 20 children, and you will have three…Gold will be their crowns, gold their shrouds.
Those predictions alone are daunting enough, especially since almost all of them have come true. Later, Cersei runs into her cousin Lancel, who has become a member of the Sparrows, a religious cult devoted to the Faith of the Seven , and asks for her forgiveness for seducing her into their incestuous relationship and aiding in the death of her husband Robert. Margaery urges Loras to be more discreet about his sexuality, but he shrugs her off.
Tyrion, who has been locked in a crate drinking and lamenting his fate for two weeks, is in a foul mood. Later, Daario and Hizdahr zo Loraq return from Yunkai to report that the masters have agreed to allow a council made up of both former slaves and former masters to rule over the city if Daenerys will allow them to reopen the fighting pits, gladiator-like arenas where slaves fight to the death. At first, Dany refuses to even entertain the request, but she begins to have second thoughts after Daario urges her to reconsider.
Later, Daenerys visits Rhaegal and Viserion in the catacombs under the city where they are chained up and, to her dismay, discovers that they are aggressive even toward her. In the Vale, Sansa and Littlefinger drop Robin off at the home of Lord Yohn Royce, who has agreed to take Robin in as his ward, before continuing on their way.
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Sansa notes to Littlefinger that they are traveling west rather than toward the Fingers , where Littlefinger told Lord Yohn they were going. Little does she know how close she is to finding Sansa as well. Stannis tells him that he aims to take back the North from the Boltons, but in order to do so, he needs the wildlings to fight for him. Jon does his best, but Mance refuses to yield, claiming that doing so would betray everything he believes. Mance is chained to the stake and the fire is lit, but before the flames can truly reach him, Jon fires an arrow into his heart to give him a quick death.
For several days and nights, Arya waits outside the House repeatedly reciting her kill list. That is, until the old man shows up and scares them off. Arya follows him back to the House and the old man peels off his face to reveal the face of Jaqen. Arya is confused but follows him inside nonetheless. She asks him to let her to send Myrcella now played by Nell Tiger Free back to Cersei piece by piece as vengeance, but he denies her.
Later, Cersei holds court at a meeting of the Small Council by announcing that she will be advising Tommen until he comes of age and chooses a Hand for himself. But when she tries to appoint her uncle, Kevan Lannister Ian Gelder , to the position of Master of War, he rebukes her by declaring that he returned to the capital to pay his respects to his brother, Tywin, not to serve as one of her flunkies. He goes on to say that he does not recognize her authority and will be waiting for word from the king at Casterly Rock. Cersei silently fumes over his insults.
Varys also warns him to remain hidden, as Cersei has offered a lordship to any man who brings her his head. After Ser Barristan offers Daenerys some insight into how her father, the Mad King, ruled without a fair justice system, Dany decides to give the alleged murderer a trial rather than just execute him. As punishment for his actions, Daenerys has Mossador publicly executed, a decision backfires.
It earns the ire of the freed slaves and incites a violent riot. That night, Drogon visits a distraught Daenerys on her balcony before again flying away. Brienne pledges her sword to Sansa, but Sansa recalls seeing Brienne bow to Joffrey at the royal wedding and refuses to go with her.
Littlefinger attempts to have his guards take Brienne into custody, but Brienne and Pod manage to flee on horseback. After they are wed in the Great Sept of Baelor, Margaery and Tommen happily consummate their marriage. Fearing that Tommen will send her away, Cersei tries to kiss up to Margaery, but is mocked by Margaery for her efforts.
Theon hides his face from Sansa when she passes, but the servant who shows Sansa to her room makes it known that many who live in the North are still devoted to the Stark family. Littlefinger insists that without Tywin, the Lannisters are no longer a threat, but Roose is uneasy that Littlefinger has received a message from Cersei in the night. Roose is wary about trusting Littlefinger, just as everyone in the Seven Kingdoms should be. He entrusts Sam with caring for Maester Aemon, whose health is failing, before promoting Ser Alliser to First Ranger as a show of respect.
But when he orders Janos Slynt to take command of restoring the ruined castle Greyguard , Janos refuses and completely disrespects Jon in the process. After giving Janos several chances to back down, Jon orders his men to take him outside and beheads him for treason. When he looks up, Stannis, who was watching from across the courtyard, nods in approval.
When she is confronted by the Waif Faye Marsay , another servant of the Faceless Men, the two get in a physical altercation that is only broken up when Jaqen intervenes. However, she is unable to part with Needle and instead hides her sword among some rocks. When she returns to the House, Jaqen allows her into the back rooms, where she and the Waif are tasked with washing a dead body. In Volantis, Tyrion insists that Varys let him out of the carriage they are traveling in before he goes mad. Tyrion initially pokes fun at her sermon, but is clearly disconcerted when she turns and stares directly into his eyes.
That night, at a brothel, Tyrion finds that he can no longer bring himself to sleep with a prostitute. You loved your family. Avenge them. Cersei meets with the High Sparrow and sows the seeds for an alliance between the Sparrows and the crown.
Mace offers to front the crown the money, but Cersei is unwilling to give the Tyrells any more power and instead decides to send Mace to Braavos, along with Ser Meryn Trant, to ask the Bank for more time. Thinking that she can use the Sparrows to force the Tyrells into a corner, Cersei then meets with the High Sparrow, who has been appointed High Septon, and authorizes him to bring back the Faith Militant, an armed force in service to the Faith of the Seven that the Targaryens disbanded following their conquest of the Seven Kingdoms. Unwilling to escalate the conflict further, Tommen returns to the Red Keep without freeing Loras, prompting an angry Margaery to send a letter to Olenna requesting her help.
However, it still seems like his feelings about his little brother are conflicted. After rowing ashore just outside the Dornish capital of Sunspear, Jaime and Bronn are accosted by four Dornish guards. They all agree that killing Myrcella as an act of war against the Lannisters is the best course of action, but Nymeria warns that they may have a problem. After sailing away from Volantis, Jorah reveals to Tyrion that he is taking him to Daenerys, not Cersei.
Jorah knocks him out before he can say anything else. Selyse takes her leave and Melisandre questions Stannis about whether he plans to leave her behind when he marches on Winterfell like he did during the Battle of the Blackwater. He assures her he does not. Later, Sam presents Jon with several letters for him to sign requesting more men from the Northern lords. Jon initially refuses to sign the letter for Roose Bolton, protesting that Roose killed his brother Robb.
But after Sam reminds him of his vows, Jon begrudgingly does his duty. When Shireen visits Stannis in his chambers at Castle Black, she asks him if he is ashamed of her, as Selyse cleary is. He responds by telling her the story of how she contracted Greyscale on her face as a baby and how he vowed to go to any lengths to stop the disease from spreading, which he did.
Littlefinger comes looking for her and begins telling her about the Great Tourney at Harrenhal that took place when he was a young boy. Sansa insists that Lyanna was kidnapped and raped by Rhaeghar, as Robert Baratheon claimed, but Littlefinger makes a face that suggests he thinks otherwise. Sansa is justifiably wary about being left alone, but Littlefinger is confident that Stannis will soon defeat the Boltons and, as a show of respect for Ned, name Sansa Wardeness of the North. If nothing else, Littlefinger says that Sansa can begin sabotaging the Boltons from within before again kissing her on the lips.
Unfortunately, Dany and Barristan are then interrupted by Daario, who reports that Hizdahr zo Loraq is waiting to see her. Hizdahr once again urges Daenerys to reopen the fighting pits, but she refuses.
Meanwhile, in the city streets, a patrol of Unsullied led by Grey Worm are ambushed by a faction of the Sons of the Harpy. As his men fall around him, a severely injured Grey Worm manages to keep fighting against all odds. Just when it seems like he is doomed, Ser Barristan swoops in and manages to take out nearly all of the remaining Sons of the Harpy before one stabs him in the stomach.
I remember the girls laughing when he took off his helmet and they saw that silver hair, how handsome he was. Until he rode right past his wife, Elia Martell, and all the smiles died. Cersei authorizes the High Sparrow to bring back the Faith Militant as a ploy for using them as allies against the Tyrells. She orders Daario to round up the leaders of the great families of Meereen, including Hizdahr zo Loraq, and bring them before her in the catacombs under the city. She allows Rhaegal and Viserion to barbecue and eat one of them as a warning to the others before having them imprisoned.
Later, Daenerys visits a terrified Hizdahr in his cell and tells him that she will reopen the fighting pits, but only for freed men. She goes on to say that, in order to forge a lasting bond with the Meereenese people, she has decided to marry the leader of one of the great families, a. Hizdahr himself. When Grey Worm wakes up from the coma he has been in since the attack, Missandei is sitting by his bedside. Grey Worm tells her that he is ashamed because he was afraid, but not of dying. When he was stabbed, he was afraid he would never see Missandei again.
Missandei tears up and they kiss for the first time. Turns out Grey Worm has some serious game. Both she and Theon are shocked at the sight of the other and Sansa rushes away. That night, Theon confesses to Ramsay that Sansa saw him and Ramsay decides to put on a show. At a dinner with Sansa, Roose and Walda, Ramsay torments both Theon and Sansa by forcing Theon to serve the group and, in front of everyone, apologize to Sansa for murdering Bran and Rickon, which she still believes he did.
Although Ramsay has been legitimized, he thinks a natural born son would still be a threat to his status as heir. However, during a post-dinner conversation, Roose reassures Ramsay that he thinks of him as his son before asking for his help defeating Stannis. Meanwhile, at an inn near the castle, Brienne asks a servant who is still loyal to the Starks to get a message to Sansa. Jon then meets with Tormund to negotiate an alliance with the wildlings. Tormund eventually agrees on the condition that Jon accompanies him to Hardhome , a fishing village beyond the Wall where many of the Free Folk fled after the Battle of Castle Black, to guarantee that the wildlings will be safe.
Jon insists that if they abandon the wildlings north of the Wall, the White Walkers will kill them all and reanimate them as wights. The men are still not convinced. Later, Stannis pays Sam a visit to ask him about how he killed the White Walker that attacked him and Gilly beyond the Wall. When Sam reveals that he did it with a dagger made of dragonglass, Stannis notes that there is a supply of dragonglass at Dragonstone. The next morning, Stannis, his family, his advisors and his army begin their march on Winterfell.
As they sail through Old Valyria , the ruined capital of a fallen civilization known as the Valyrian Freehold , Tyrion is astonished to see Drogon flying overhead. However, his awe quickly turns to fear when a group of Stone Men , victims of Greyscale who have been exiled to Valyria and have gone mad, begin attacking them.
Tyrion dives off the boat to avoid being touched by one of the Stone Men and contracting Greyscale himself as Jorah fights the others off. Winter is almost upon us. Kill the boy, and let the man be born. Stannis reveals to Sam that there is a supply of dragonglass, a substance capable of killing the White Walkers, at Dragonstone. Cersei wants to move against the Boltons to punish them for their treason, but Littlefinger convinces her that it would be better to wait for Stannis to march on Winterfell and then let the Knights of the Vale clean up the mess that is left.
All he wants in return is to be named Warden of the North. Olenna has also returned to the capital and is on a mission to convince Cersei to free Loras by threatening to end the Lannister-Tyrell alliance.
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Both siblings deny that Loras is homosexual, but the High Sparrow brings in a surprise witness, Olyvar, who testifies that he has been sleeping with Loras and that Margaery walked in on them once. The Faith Militant takes Loras back into custody and arrests Margaery for lying before the gods. Jaime seems surprised to see that Myrcella and Trystane seem to have genuinely fallen for each other even though their relationship was originally a political arrangement.
Jaime tries to convince Myrcella to come with him, but Trystane is suspicious and delays them long enough for the Sand Snakes to get the jump on them. As they continue their trek toward Meereen, Tyrion finally gets a chance to tell Jorah that the reason he was in Volantis in the first place was because he killed Tywin and was on the run. Tyrion also reveals to Jorah that his own father, the late Lord Commander Mormont, is dead. Unfortunately, the pair is then spotted and kidnapped by a group of slavers who — after a little convincing by Tyrion — decide to keep them both alive to sell in Meereen.
That night, Jaqen himself tests Arya by having her recount the story of how she came to the House of Black and White. Jaqen watches her work and finally allows her into the Hall of Faces , the chamber where the Faceless Men keep the faces of the dead that they wear as disguises. Jaqen tells Arya that while she is still not ready to become no one, she is ready to become someone else.
In a scene that diverges from George R. Ramsay then escorts Sansa back to her room and rapes her while forcing Theon to watch. The scene drew immediate backlash when it aired in and even prompted some fans to declare that they were done watching Game of Thrones forever. However, Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa, has spoken out in defense of the controversial sequence. It was all so messed up. After they are married in the Godswood of Winterfell, Ramsay rapes Sansa while forcing Theon to watch.
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When Theon brings her food one day, a desperate Sansa — who has been locked in her room since her wedding and raped by Ramsay on a nightly basis — begs him to help her. Theon tries to persuade her that she should obey Ramsay or else things will only get worse, but Sansa is undeterred. She reminds him that he is Theon Greyjoy, not Reek, and pleads with him to light a candle at the top of the broken tower to signal that she needs help. Theon promises that he will do it, but instead takes the candle straight to Ramsay out of fear that he will be punished.
Sam tries to fight them off but instead takes a hell of a beating. Just when it seems like the brothers might kill Sam, a snarling Ghost appears and frightens them off. As Gilly helps Sam tend to his wounds, one thing leads to another and the two sleep together for the first time. It seems that Gilly is falling for Sam just as hard as he originally fell for her. Davos suggests that it may be better to retreat and wait out the storm at Castle Black, but Stannis refuses, insisting that they would then be stuck at Castle Black for what could very well be a years-long winter.
Knowing that she is referencing Shireen, who is still only a child, Stannis angrily rebuffs her. In the much more temperate climate of Dorne, Prince Doran sends Myrcella to see Jaime so that he can be assured of her well-being. In the dungeons, Bronn and Tyene spar over her beauty before Tyene reveals that when she cut him with her dagger, it was coated with a slow-acting poison called The Long Farewell. Daenerys insists that she is a queen, not a butcher. Meanwhile, outside the city, the slaving ship captain sells both Jorah and Tyrion to Yezzan zo Qaggaz Enzo Cilenti , a slaver from Yunkai who trains pit fighters.
Yezzan takes Jorah, Tyrion and his other purchases to one of the lower fighting pits to determine who among them will get to compete in the main tournament at the Great Pit of Daznak. Jorah is originally slated to sit the first fight out, but when he realizes Daenerys is there watching, he puts a helmet on to disguise himself and rushes out to join the fray.
Jorah easily defeats the other fighters but avoids killing them to impress Daenerys, who is disgusted by the violence. However, when Jorah removes his helmet, Dany, who has clearly still not forgiven him for betraying her, orders the guards to get him out of her sight.
That is, until Tyrion steps forward to introduce himself. With both Margaery and Loras locked away in the dungeons, Olenna visits the High Sparrow to try to bribe him into freeing her two grandchildren. On her way out of the Great Sept of Baelor, Olenna receives a letter from Littlefinger summoning her to his brothel.
Littlefinger admits that he fed Cersei information to ward off her suspicions. Cersei instead pays a visit to her daughter-in-law in the dungeons and taunts her about her imprisonment. When Cersei tries to leave, she is stopped by Septa Unella Hannah Waddingham , who throws her into one of the black cells and slams the door. Look at my face. Tyrion has finally come face to face with the legendary Dragon Queen, but there are still a few things to sort out. After returning to the throne room in the Great Pyramid of Meereen, Daenerys asks Tyrion why she should allow him to live, let alone serve her.
As a former Hand of the King, Tyrion definitely fits that criteria. Tyrion muses that Jorah is deeply devoted to and probably even in love with her, but since he did not trust her to be wise enough to forgive his betrayal if he confessed, she cannot allow him to serve her. A crestfallen Jorah then returns to the fighting pits and makes a deal with Yezzan zo Qaggaz: If Yezzan allows him to fight in the Great Games, then he can sell Jorah to whoever he wants afterward. Later, Daenerys tells Tyrion that she has decided to take him on as an advisor and they chat about her plan to take the Iron Throne.
When Arya tells Jaqen what she has learned, he gives her a vial of poison to give to the thin man after she is done studying him. That way, the Faceless Men will be able to impersonate him when they take his face. Cersei refuses and becomes even more enraged with her jailer. Later, Qyburn visits Cersei in her cell and tells her that she has been charged with fornication, treason, incest and the murder of King Robert, and that Tommen has become despondent since she was imprisoned.
Qyburn suggests that she should just confess, even if the charges are lies, in order to get out of the dungeons, but Cersei remains defiant. At Winterfell, an enraged Sansa confronts Theon about revealing her escape plan to Ramsay and betraying her family. When she pushes him on the topic, Theon ends up revealing that the boys he killed were actually two peasant boys, not Bran and Rickon, before freaking out and rushing out of the room.
At a war council, Roose and Ramsay discuss strategy for the forthcoming battle with Stannis. At Castle Black, Sam assures Olly that Jon is making the right decision by helping the wildlings, even if it is a difficult one to accept. The elders are all hesitant to trust Jon, but with the help of Tormund, he is able to convince some of them, including Karsi and Wun Wun, to follow him back to Castle Black.
Jon tries to give Loboda the dragonglass daggers, but he refuses to take them. The army of the dead then descends on the outpost and kills every wildling in their path as they try to break through the gates. Matters only get worse when Jon spots the Night King and his White Walker lieutenants watching the battle from a ridge overlooking Hardhome. Jon and Loboda rush inside the meeting hut, which has caught on fire, to retrieve the dragonglass daggers but are intercepted by one of the lieutenants.
The White Walker then turns on Jon, who loses his sword when he is thrown to the ground. Jon takes a beating but manages to retrieve Longclaw just in time to ward off a fatal blow. Turns out Valryian steel is also capable of taking out White Walkers. As the survivors row away, the Night King makes his way down to the docks and reanimates all of the dead wildlings as wights while staring Jon down. Jon witnesses the Night King reanimate the thousands of dead wildlings that his army of undead slaughtered at Hardhome.
Featuring what has been described by showrunners David Benioff and D. When Jon and the surviving wildlings arrive at the Wall, there is a stressful moment when it seems as though Ser Alliser may not open the gates. At the Water Gardens, Jaime reveals to Prince Doran that he came to get Myrcella from Dorne because he and Cersei thought she was in danger after someone sent them her necklace wrapped around a viper statue. Doran realizes that Ellaria is the cause of this whole debacle and decides to make a deal with Jaime. Later, Doran gives Ellaria two choices: she can either swear allegiance to him or be executed.
Ellaria reluctantly kneels and kisses his hand. Before Davos leaves, he gives Shireen a wooden stag, the sigil of House Baratheon, that he has carved for her and thanks her for teaching him to read. Stannis visits Shireen and they have a conversation about choice during which Shireen naively tells him that she wants to do whatever she can to help. Stannis has some of his men lead Shireen outside to a pyre where Melisandre is waiting.
At first, Selyse assures Stannis that they are doing the right thing, but as the fire starts to spread, she freaks out and rushes forward to try to save her daughter. We know, we know: horrible. Daenerys seems put out when Jorah once again makes a surprise appearance as a fighter, but looks worried every time he appears to be in danger. Jorah comes out on top, but as he and Daenerys contemplate each other, he suddenly grabs a spear and hurls it straight into a Son the Harpy sneaking up behind her.
Chaos ensues as Sons of the Harpy reveal themselves throughout the arena and begin slaughtering the spectators. In the nick of time, Drogon swoops in and begins roasting the Sons before allowing Daenerys to climb on his back and ride him for the first time as they fly up and away from the city. But after one of his generals comes to report that nearly half of his army deserted in the night with all of the horses, she starts to look a bit worried.
With nothing left to lose, Stannis and his remaining men prepare to lay siege to Winterfell but are instead met in open combat by Ramsay and the mounted Bolton army, who make easy work of defeating them. Meanwhile, Sansa has managed to bust out of her room at Winterfell and make it to the broken tower. However, just as she is lighting a candle to signal to Brienne that she needs help, Brienne deserts her lookout to go after Stannis and finally exact revenge on him for using blood magic to kill Renly back in season 2.
When the battle is over, Brienne finds a defeated Stannis in the forest and dutifully executes him for the crimes he committed against her king. Sansa witnesses the defeat of the Baratheon army and tries to flee Winterfell but is caught by Myranda, who threatens to torture her while making Theon watch. But just as Myranda is about to fire an arrow at Sansa, Theon finally makes a stand and throws her over the railing to fall to her death in the courtyard. In Braavos, Ser Meryn Trant returns to the same brothel to solicit another child prostitute.
When they are left alone, Arya removes the face that she stole from the Hall of Faces and repeatedly stabs Ser Meryn in the eyes and chest and gags him. She then reveals her identity and that she is taking revenge on him for killing Syrio Forel before slitting his throat. Jaqen tells her that she has stolen a life from the Many-Faced God and now a debt is owed to pay that life back.
He then holds up a vial of poison and drinks it before collapsing to the floor. As Arya screams for him to stay alive, she suddenly hears his voice coming from behind her and turns to see that the person she thought was the Waif is now Jaqen. Later, as Tyrion watches Jorah and Daario set out on their mission, Varys finally makes an appearance in Meereen. Somewhere further north, Drogon has landed with Daenerys and, despite her pleas, refuses to fly back to Meereen.
When Daenerys goes to look for food, she is suddenly surrounded by a Dothraki khalasar. Anticipating that she will probably be kidnapped, Dany drops one of her signature rings on the ground to leave a trail. Ellaria apologizes to Myrcella and then kisses her on the mouth in farewell. Once onboard the ship, Jaime sits Myrcella down to try to tell her the truth about him and Cersei and Myrcella reveals that she knows that Jaime is her real father and has always been happy about it.
The scene cuts back to the docks where Ellaria drinks the antidote to The Long Farewell poison that she dosed Myrcella with by kissing her. After Cersei admits to committing adultery with Lancel — but not to having an incestous relationship with Jaime or conspiring to kill King Robert — the High Sparrow agrees to let her return to the Red Keep after she absolves herself of her sins.
He also says that there will still be a trial for the crimes that Cersei has denied. The septas take Cersei into a room where they chop off nearly all of her hair and strip her naked. When Cersei finally makes it back to the Red Keep, she is greeted by Qyburn, who introduces her to the newest member of the Kingsguard, a zombie-like Mountain. Jon is reluctant to send one of his only remaining friends away, but ultimately, he agrees.
After Davos arrives at Castle Black, he begs Jon to reconsider asking the wildlings to fight for Stannis, but Jon refuses once again.