In this episode of ‘Game of Thrones,’ the players behind King Joffrey’s death come forward.
Meanwhile, Daenerys Targaryen frees another city of slaves and makes the masters pay via public torture.
Jon Snow readies a group from the Night’s Watch to go beyond the wall. And Brandon Stark becomes a valuable hostage.
Here are three things to know:
A man of his word
Jaimie Lannister goes to see his brother Tyrion in the dungeon and offers his help. He knows that his brother did not kill his son. However, there isn’t much to be done for Tyrion before his trial for the murder of King Joffrey.
Cersei on the other hand, is filled with hate for Tyrion. She confronts Jaimie about his visit. She demands that more guards watch Tommen’s door at night for his safety. And then dismisses Jaimie coldly.
Jaimie proves his loyalty to the deceased Catelyn Stark by giving Bran a Valyrian steel sword, custom-fitted armor and sending her off to find Sansa Stark. Since Tyrion’s squire is no longer safe at King’s Landing, he’ll accompany Bran too.
The poisoned plot
It turns out Sansa was unknowingly involved in Joffrey’s death. The necklace Dontos gave her held poison inside one of the stones. Lord Petyr Baelish, who arranged for Dontos to give Sansa the jewelry and help her flee the scene, confessed this to Sansa.
“A man with no motive is a man no one suspects,” Baelish said. So, what does Baelish want? “Everything,” he said.
Olenna Tyrell, Lady Margaery’s grandmother, also had some involvement in Joffrey’s death, although it is unclear exactly how much.
Winter is certainly coming. The final scene of this episode shows a White Walker carrying a baby boy, given as an offering to the gods, on its horse to its lair.
The crying baby, placed on an ice pedestal, is then picked up by another White Walker. The creature touches the baby’s face and its eyes freeze to an ice blue.