Theon moves in on Winterfell. In King's Landing, Tyrion acknowledges the effects of the war and makes arrangements for Cersei's daughter. Joffrey and the royal court learn exactly what the public thinks of them. North of the Wall, Jon and his brothers kills a band of wildlings, save for one woman named Ygritte. In Harrenhal, Arya is taken aback by an unexpected visitor.moreless
Catelyn and Renly come to an agreement. At King's Landing, Cersei assures Tyrion that siege preparations are well under way. In the Iron Islands, Theon sets sail but faces a difficult crew. In Harrenhal, Arya meets a mysterious captive. North of the Wall, the Watchmen arrive at their camp. In Qarth, Daxos has a proposition for Daenerys. In Winterfell, Osha sees something in Bran's dreams.moreless
North of the Wall, Jon is reprimanded for interfering with Craster, while Sam bonds with one of Craster's wives. In Winterfell, Bran continues to dream. Elsewhere, Catelyn approaches Renly Baratheon about an alliance. In the Iron Islands, Balon decides to act while the Starks are busy in the South. In King's Landing, Tyrion plays the council members against one another and learns the identity of the spy among them.moreless
Winter is coming as the Night Watch meet the threat north of the Wall. The standoff between the Starks and the Lannisters boils with new rumors of King Joffrey's birthright and the rise of the Baratheon brothers in the warfare. Meanwhile, Daenerys leads her band of Dothraki through the dead lands.moreless
Catelyn takes Tyrion to be judged by her sister and Jon Arryn's widow, Lysa Aryyn of the Vale. Ned clashes with Robert over his plan for the Targaryens. Arya overhears a plot regarding her father.moreless
Ned looks into Jon Arryn's death. Jon makes a new friend. Daenerys makes her title known to her brother. Tyrion finds himself in an unfortunate situation.
Ned travels South with his daughters as Bran recuperates from his fall. Jon heads North in hopes of joining the Night's Watch. Elsewhere, Daenerys seeks advice on how to please Khal Drogo.
After the death of his Hand, Jon Arryn, King Robert Baratheon journeys North to ask an old friend to fill the position. Across the Narrow Sea, the disgraced Viserys Targaryen has plans for his younger sister, Daenerys.moreless