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Season III28: Second Sons

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"A man who fights for gold can't afford to lose to a girl."

Daenerys Targaryen, Barristan Selmy and Jorah Mormont scout a group of mercenaries paid to protect Yunkai, the Second Sons. Although there are more Unsullied than sellswords, Ser Barristan warns Dany they are formidable. Dany invites their leaders, Mero of Braavos, Prendahl na Ghezn and Daario Naharis to meet in an attempt to buy their allegiance. Mero and Prendahl are crude and offensive, while Daario is only skeptical of her mission. The men take a barrel of wine while they think over her proposition.

Daenerys Targaryen

Back at their camp, the captains debrief. Daario respects Dany's audacity, but his comrades are furious at the way she spoke to them. They agree there's only one way to beat the army of Unsullied-eliminate the khaleesi. The men draw coins and Daario is designated the assassin.

"You've slaughtered many lambs."

Ayra Stark considers killing the sleeping Hound with a giant rock, until he stirs and assures her he'll break her hands if he lives. Her captor surprises her when he mentions he saved Sansa from being raped by a mob. He also reveals that they're not returning to King's Landing-they're en route to Edmund Tully's wedding at the Twins. The Hound plans to collect Arya's ransom from her mother and brother.

Melisandre and Gendry arrive at Dragonstone. Melisandre sends him to a comfortable chamber, provoking Stannis Baratheon to complain she should just do the deed. Because the boy won't suspect what's coming, Melisandre says her way is better. Stannis visits Davos Seaworth in the dungeon and offers his sympathies for Davos' deceased son. He discloses Melisandre's plan to "sacrifice" Gendry and says it's his duty to comply. Davos, aware that Stannis trusts his opinion, pleads for the innocent boy's life. Stannis tells his Hand that although he was once skeptical of the Lord of Light, he cannot deny the god after all he's seen. After Davos pledges never to raise a hand to the Red priestess, Stannis releases him.

"I want you to know that I didn't ask for this."

Sansa Stark dresses for her wedding with Shae's assistance. Tyrion enters her chamber and in a moment alone with his bride-to-be, swears he will never hurt her.

In the Sept of Baelor, Lady Margaery links arms with Queen Cersei and warmly remarks they'll soon be sisters. In reply, Cersei reminds her about House Reyne, a powerful family that tried to outshine the Lannisters-and was slaughtered as a result. Reiterating her point, she whispers, "If you ever call me' 'sister' again, I'll have you strangled in your sleep."

Much to her horror, King Joffrey escorts Sansa down the aisle. When they reach Tyrion, Joffrey walks away with the groom's stool, forcing Tyrion to ask his bride to kneel in order to fasten the marital cloak around her neck.

"And so my watch begins."

Tyrion Lannister

At the wedding reception, Tyrion drinks heavily while Sansa and Shae sit miserably. Equally unhappy, Loras Tyrell and Lady Margaery listen as Lady Olenna charts the convoluted new family tree. Loras tries to make conversation with Cersei and quickly learns she has no desire to speak to him.

Joffrey taunts Sansa about her childhood dream of marrying a Lannister-and informs her it doesn't matter which one gets her pregnant. Over Tyrion's protests, he decries that the traditional bedding ceremony begin. When the groom threatens the king, Tywin comes to his son's defense, connecting the insubordination to Tyrion's insobriety. Tyrion plays up his drunkenness and retreats with his wife into their chamber. There, he learns the woman he's been commanded to bed is only 14 years old. Despite his father's orders, Tyrion tells Sansa he won't sleep with her until she's ready. Sansa replies that may never happen.

Shae barges in with breakfast the next morning. She's curt with the newlyweds, but softens when she sees the sheets and realizes the marriage hasn't been consummated.

In her camp, Missandei attends to Dany in her bath when an intruder enters the tent. The man grabs Missandei and holds a knife to her throat. Daario Naharis removes his helmet, releases the girl, and spills Mero and Prendahl's decapitated heads out of a sack. Daario pledges his loyalty-and heart-to Dany alone and promises that the Second Sons will fight for her.

"Come fight death with me."

Stannis and Melisandre

Melisandre plies Gendry with wine and urges him to trust his circumstances: The Lord of Light has willed this. Stripping naked, Melisandre seduces him and straps him to the bed-and then applies leeches to his body. Stannis and Davos enter and watch as Melisandre removes the swollen leeches and walks over to a brazier. One by one, she tosses the blood-fat creatures into the flame and names the "usurpers": Robb Stark, Balon Greyjoy and Joffrey Baratheon.

Samwell Tarly and Gilly stumble upon a shack north of the Wall and decide to spend the night there. As they gather kindling, ravens land in the trees above them and begin to caw. Huddling for warmth inside the shack, Gilly learns that Sam's father was also cruel. With the ravens' cries growing in intensity, Sam steps into the night, and Gilly realizes a White Walker has come to claim her son. After the Walker easily shatters Sam's shaking sword, Sam drives his dragonglass dagger into its neck. The Walker explodes into ice. Sam, Gilly and her baby flee the scene, followed by a flock of screaming ravens.

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Season III28: Second Sons

➲ Synopsis

King's Landing hosts Tyrion and Sansa's wedding. Cersei intimidates Margaery in the Sept of Baelor, and Joffrey walks the bride down the aisle. At the wedding feast Tyrion gets drunk and causes a scene. In their bedroom, Tyrion tells Sansa they will not consummate their marriage until she wants to. The Hound reveals to Arya that they are heading for the Twins to ransom her to her brother. Stannis releases Davos. Melisandre and Gendry arrive at Dragonstone, where she seduces him and extracts blood from him with three leeches. In a magical ritual, Stannis casts them into the fire naming three usurpers: Robb Stark, Balon Greyjoy and Joffrey Baratheon. Daenerys finds out Yunkai has employed a mercenary company called the "Second Sons". One of the lieutenants, Daario Naharis, kills the other leaders and pledges his and the company's loyalty to Daenerys. Sam and Gilly are attacked by a White Walker, whom Sam unexpectedly destroys with the help of the dragonglass dagger.

 

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➲ People
  • Daario Naharis( Ed Skrein )
  • Daario Naharis
  • A sellsword who has sworn himself to Daenerys Targaryen, Daario was a lieutenant with the Second Sons, the mercenary group standing guard over Yunkai. Originally dispatched to assassinate Daenerys, he killed his captains and helped Dany conquer the slave city instead.

  • Sansa Lannister( Sophie Turner )
  • Sansa Lannister
  • "Sansa will do her duty." (Cersei Baratheon)

  • As beautiful as her mother, Sansa grew up dreaming of a courtly world of knights and princes. Unfortunately, her northern naivety hasn't helped her in King's Landing, where her former fiancĂ©, King Joffrey Baratheon, routinely abused her; however, after her engagement to Joffrey dissolved, Sansa was married to his uncle Tyrion Lannister, who has always treated her with the utmost respect.

  • Tyrion Lannister( Peter Dinklage )
  • Tyrion Lannister
  • "A very small man can cast a very large shadow." (Varys)

  • What Tyrion lacks in size and strength, he makes up for in mental acuity; his loyalty to House Lannister and the good of the Seven Kingdoms is unquestioned. He served as Hand of the King in his father's absence, and although few know it, it was Tyrion who hatched the plan that saved King's Landing from Stannis Baratheon's attack. Tyrion married Sansa Stark at Tywin's insistence, but he continues to treat her with the utmost respect.

  • Samwell Tarly( John Bradley )
  • Samwell Tarly
  • Heir to Horn Hill, Sam was forced to join the Night's Watch by his father, Randyll Tarly, who sought to disinherit him. Traveling north as part of the Lord Commander's expedition, Sam has had difficulty adjusting to life beyond the Wall. He fell in love with Craster's daughter Gilly during a stay at his keep, and has vowed to rescue her from her life there.

  • Gilly( Hannah Murray )
  • Gilly Lover
  • "After all that Craster's done to her, she's still got hope that her life might get better." (Samwell Tarly)

    One of Craster's daughters who bore him a son, Gilly fled into the wilderness with Samwell Tarly and her newborn after the mutiny at Craster's Keep. Sam successfully fought off a White Walker who came to claim the newborn boy.

  • Daenerys Targaryen( Emilia Clarke )
  • Daenerys Targaryen
  • "All men must die. But we are not men." (Daenerys Targaryen)

  • The death of her husband, Khal Drogo, did not stop Daenerys from strategizing her return to the Seven Kingdoms to take back the Iron Throne. Impervious to fire, Dany used the heat of Drogo's funeral pyre to hatch the dragon eggs she received as a wedding gift, and considers her dragons her children. Dany rallied the Unsullied of Astapor to her cause and continues to grow her army as she marches across Essos.

 

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