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In the Season 4 finale, Daenerys must face harsh realities; Bran learns more about his destiny; Tyrion sees the truth of his situation; and circumstances north of the Wall are altered by an unexpected arrival.
Beyond the Wall, tensions rise between the Night's Watch and Craster. In King's Landing, Cersei shows her displeasure for the Tyrells and Varys meets his better. Elsewhere, Jaime nurses his injuries and Arya is taken before the commander of the Brotherhood. In Astapor, Daenerys buys an army.
Robb and Catelyn arrive for a wedding in the Twins. Up North, Jon's loyalty is tested and Bran discovers a new gift. Across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys and her band plan their invasion of Yunkai.
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.
Stannis Baratheon's fleet and army arrive at King's Landing and the battle for the city begins. Cersei plans for her and her children's future.
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
Ned issues a decree with long-term implications for the Seven Kingdoms. Tyrion demands a trial by combat in the Vale. Khal Drogo gives Viserys what he is owed.
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.
In the aftermath of the battle, Joffrey names his grandfather Hand of the King, relegating Tyrion to much smaller quarters. Petyr Baelish is rewarded for his loyalty, while Lord Varys recruits a new spy. In Winterfell, Theon Greyjoy loses his position. In Qarth, Daenerys retrieves her dragons. Elsewhere, Arya says goodbye to Jaqen H'ghar. And amidst the war in the South, Robb moves forward with Talisa despite another promise.moreless
Robb meets a young nurse in the battlefield. In King's Landing, Tyrion puts a stop to Joffrey's mistreatment of Sansa. Elsewhere, Petyr Baelish pays Renly Baratheon a visit much to Catelyn's dismay. Davos Seaworth escorts Melisandre to a secluded location, and Arya and Gendry arrive at Harrenhal. While in the desert, one of Daenarys' riders returns with news that the elders of Qarth will receive 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
In the frenzied aftermath of the royal wedding, Tyrion gets a visit from a loyal subject, but wonders if anyone in his family will help him out of his current predicament. Meanwhile, Tywin offers to work for the common good with a presumed enemy; Sam takes stock of the personnel at Castle Black; the Hound gives another life lesson to Arya; and Daenerys makes a decision outside the walls of Meereen.moreless
Robb and Catelyn arrive at Riverrun for the Tully patriarch's funeral. In King's Landing, Tyrion receives new responsibilities. On their journey South, Jaime and Brienne run into trouble. North of the Wall, Jon and the wildlings reach the Fist of the First Men. And across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys meets the slavers of Astapor.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
In King's Landing, Sansa worries about her imminent wedding and Shae makes her feelings known to Tyrion. In the Riverlands, Melisandre reveals a secret to Gendry. In Harrenhal, Brienne finds herself in a difficult situation. In the battlefields, Robb receives good news. And across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys meets the slavers of Yunkai.moreless
The Starks plot their revenge after devastating news from King's Landing. Jon decides where his loyalty lies. Daenerys pays her price for her love.
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 prepares to wed the Dothraki Khal Drogo.
Up North, Jon meets the King Beyond the Wall. In King's Landing, Tyrion seeks his reward after the Battle of Blackwater and Cersei entertains the royal family. Elsewhere, Daenerys journeys into Slaver's Bay.
Ned and his daughters arrive in King's Landing. Catelyn investigates Bran's fall. Jon and Tyrion bond in Castle Black. Daenerys discovers her power as a khaleesi.
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
Beyond the Wall, Jon breaks his vows. In King's Landing, Tyrion receives news of upcoming nuptials. Elsewhere, the Hound is judged by the gods and Jaime is judged by men. And in the battlefield, Robb is betrayed.
In King's Landing, Ned falls to the mercy of the new king. While in the battlefield, Robb captures a valuable prisoner and Catelyn agrees to a deal with the unsavory Walder Frey. In Castle Black, Jon discovers an old name in hiding. And across the Narrow Sea, Khal Drogo falls ill and Daenerys entrusts his care to an unlikely source.moreless
Jon and Qhorin Halfhand are taken prisoner by the wildlings. Catelyn is arrested for releasing Jaime. Arya, Gendry, and Hot Pie plan their escape from Harrenhal.
As Robert lays injured, Ned confronts Cersei with the truth that killed Jon Arryn. Tywin Lannister presses his son to prepare for an imminent battle. At the Wall, Jon takes his vows with his new brothers. Across the Narrow Sea, Khal Drogo proclaims to take back his wife's kingdom.
In King's Landing, Tyrion welcomes Prince Oberyn Martell of Dorne for the royal wedding. Elsewhere, Jaime readjusts to life after his imprisonment. Up North, Jon shares what he learned beyond the Wall as the wildlings continue to plan their attack. Meanwhile, while with the Hound, Arya runs into an old friend. And on the road to Mereen, Daenerys and her army find gruesome markers for the city.moreless
In the wake of a bloody purge in the capital, Tyrion chastens Cersei for alienating the king's subjects. On the road north, Arya shares a secret with Gendry, a Night's Watch recruit. Elsewhere, Theon Greyjoy reunites with his father Balon, who wants to restore the ancient Kingdom of the Iron Islands. Meanwhile, Davos enlists Salladhor Saan, a pirate, to join forces with Stannis and Melisandre for a naval invasion of King's Landing. And across the Narrow Sea, one of Daenerys's scouts returns with news of their position.moreless
Up North, Jon says goodbye to Ygritte as Bran journeys beyond the Wall. In Dragonstone, Melisandre and Davos come to terms. In King's Landing, Jaime returns and Joffrey challenges his grandfather. And across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys waits to see how the people of Yunkai will treat her.
With Ned captured, Arya gets help from Syrio Forel and Cersei manipulates Sansa. Up North, Robb Stark rallies his forces as a dormant enemy attacks the Wall. Across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys comes to grip with Dothraki warfare.
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.
At Winterfell, Osha makes arrangements for Bran and Rickon. North of the Wall, Jon finds himself lost and separated from the Night's Watch. His prisoner, Ygritte, soon turns the tables on him. At Robb's camp, Jaime Lannister escapes. At Harrenhal, Tywin Lannister wants to find the assassin who struck so near to him. In King's Landing, Sansa faces one of her worst fears. In Qarth, Daenerys meets with the ruling council and demands the return of her dragons.moreless
Up North, Bran and his group meet new allies. In King's Landing, Sansa lets on too much to Margaery Tyrell. Elsewhere, Jaime and Brienne continue their journey as Arya meets the Brotherhood without Banners.
Up North, Jon and the wildlings reach the Wall. In the Riverlands, the Brotherhood meets with Melisandre. In Harrenhal, Roose Bolton deals with Jaime. And elsewhere, Robb attempts to make things right with Walder Frey.
In King's Landing, a wedding takes place between an unlikely couple. In Dragonstone, Stannis releases Davos. In Yunkai. Daenerys meets the Titan's Bastard. And beyond the Wall, Sam and Gilly are attacked by White Walkers and receive help from an older gentleman.