In the Gate Theatre, Lady Crane completes a revised version of Joffrey’s death scene onstage, having incorporated Arya's notes. It brings down the house. Heading to the dressing room for a celebratory drink, she finds Arya still bleeding profusely, hiding in the corner.
Lady Crane brings Arya to her personal quarters to tend to the girl’s injuries, as Arya inquires after Bianca. “She’ll have a hard time working as an actress, after what I did to her face,” Lady Crane answers. She invites Arya to join the acting troupe, but Arya, aware she will be hunted, speaks of wanting to see what’s “west of Westeros.”
The Hound comes upon a small group from the Brotherhood Without Banners, including a pair who helped destroy Ray’s sept. He quickly dispatches them with his axe.Still searching for the others, the Hound is surprised to find Lem Lemoncloak and his other accomplices already in nooses, surrounded by Beric Dondarrion, Thoros of Myr, and the rest of the Brotherhood. After some negotiation, Beric allows the Hound to kill Lem, but only by hanging. Sensing a change in the Hound, Beric tries to persuade him to join the Brotherhood, but the Hound refuses. Dondarrion argues, with words not unlike Brother Ray’s, “You can still help a lot more than you’ve harmed, Clegane. It’s not too late for you.” The Hound considers the offer.
Tyrion and Varys walk through a reinvigorated Meereen, noting the Red Priestess preaching support for Daenerys. Varys mollifies Tyrion's concerns about the missing queen, and the two friends part ways as Varys boards a ship.
Having convinced Missandei and Grey Worm to drink a toast to Daenerys, Tyrion asks for jokes. The light-hearted, though slightly awkward, moment is interrupted when the Masters’ war armada announces its arrival. With the city under attack, Tyrion admits he was wrong about the Masters but Grey Worm takes charge of the city’s defenses. A thud is heard on the roof, and the defensive Unsullied immediately raise their spears, before dropping to their knees as Daenerys – most displeased – walks through the balcony door.
Cersei is thrown when members of the Faith Militant are granted permission into the Red Keep – and by Tommen, who’s at prayer. Lancel tells her the High Sparrow requires her presence at the Great Sept. Visibly nervous, Cersei refuses to go, and demands the men leave. As members of the Faith move forward, the Mountain steps in front of her, and Cersei, with newfound confidence, doesn’t budge. Several of the fanatics approach, but the Mountain makes quick work of them. “Please tell his High Holiness he’s always welcome to visit,” Cersei smirks.
Cersei enters the throne room, surprised she wasn’t told of an imminent royal pronouncement. Kevan forbids her to stand by Tommen and Cersei is shunted to the side with the other ladies of the court. Tommen announces the date of his mother’s and Loras’ trials, and declares that trials-by-combat will no longer be permitted in the Seven Kingdoms. The Mountain will no longer be able to save Cersei. Tommen leaves, unable to meet his mother’s eyes. Qyburn approaches the stricken Cersei, mentioning an “old rumor” his Little Birds have investigated. Cersei asks, “Is it a rumor or something more?” The ex-Maester confirms, “More. Much more.”
Brienne and Podrick arrive at Riverrun, taking in the current state of the siege. When Lannister guards draw close, she calmly informs them she has come to speak with Jaime: “Tell him I have his sword.”
Outside Jaime’s tent, Bronn surprises Pod with a chokehold. Happy to find the squire still alive, Bronn teaches the young man his own style of fighting.
Meeting privately, Jaime is surprised and proud that Brienne fulfilled her oath to Catelyn Stark. Brienne explains Sansa’s desire for aid from the Tully army, and requests Jaime’s permission to enter the castle and plead her case to the Blackfish; should he agree to help his niece, Brienne asks that the Tully army be allowed to abandon the property unharmed. Jaime gives her until nightfall. Brienne removes Oathkeeper, but Jaime shakes his head, “It’s yours. It will always be yours.” Brienne keeps the sword, but reminds Jaime that should it come to battle, she will be obligated to fight for Sansa’s kin against him.
Rejecting Brienne’s idea before even looking at Sansa’s letter, the Blackfish finally relents and reads it. Although he understands that Sansa wants her home back, he says he has to defend his own home foremost, and cannot offer his niece aid.
Jaime visits the captive Edmure Tully to offer a deal, and mentions his admiration for Catelyn, Edmure’s sister. Edmure declares Jaime a madman, indicating his unwillingness to work with the Kingslayer. Uninterested in negotiating, Jaime speaks of the son Edmure has yet to meet, and warns there is nothing he will not do to win this battle and return to Cersei.
Standing on the drawbridge, Edmure demands entrance to the castle as Lord of Riverrun. Despite the Blackfish’s orders, the bridge is lowered to the castle’s rightful lord. Once inside, Edmure issues a surrender and instructions to find his uncle. The Blackfish leads Brienne and Podrick to a skiff, but does not flee with them. “You’ll serve Sansa far better than I ever could,” he says before drawing his sword.
The castle taken, and the Blackfish dead, Jaime looks out on the water. Seeing the skiff, he knows he could have his men seize Brienne and Podrick as enemies. Instead he raises his golden hand in farewell to the boat’s passengers. Brienne, returning his gaze, does the same.
Lady Crane climbs up on a stool to reach something, when, unnoticed by the actress, a figure enters the room. Arya wakes suddenly when she hears a loud crash, and cautiously goes to investigate. Horrified, she finds the Waif standing over Lady Crane’s contorted body. Arya jumps out a nearby window, clumsily running through the Braavosi streets as the Waif aggressively pursues her. Once Arya realizes she can’t outrun the Waif, she leads the assassin back to the grotto where she once slept, her wound bleeding again. As the Waif steps forward for the kill, Arya raises Needle, closes her eyes, and swings the blade to slice the top off a nearby candle. The room falls dark – and only one of them ever learned to fight blind.
Jaqen H’ghar follows a trail of blood through the Hall of Faces to find the Waif’s face, crudely removed and newly mounted on the wall. Seeing Arya, he tells her she has won her way into the Faceless Men. “Finally, a girl is No One.” But Arya dismisses his praise, “A girl is Arya Stark of Winterfell. And I’m going home.”
Tommen decrees that trial by combat will be abolished and replaced by trial by the faith, much to Cersei's dismay. Brienne arrives at Riverrun and attempts to persuade the Blackfish to surrender, without success. After Jaime threatens to kill Edmure Tully's young son, Edmure orders the Tully forces to stand down, but the Blackfish is killed fighting the Lannisters. Brienne escapes. Varys departs Meereen on an unknown mission. Soon after his departure, Meereen comes under naval assault by the slaving cities, but Daenerys returns. Sandor Clegane kills the outlaws who sacked his village and encounters Ser Beric Dondarrion and Thoros of Myr, who explain that the outlaws were renegades. Arya is taken in by Lady Crane, who heals her wounds, but in the morning the Waif arrives, kills Lady Crane and chases Arya through the streets of Braavos. Arya leads the Waif into the catacombs and kills the Waif, before returning her face to the House of Black and White and declaring that she is Arya Stark.
Tommen abolishes trial by combat, much to the dismay of Cersei, who planned to win using Gregor. Brienne arrives in Riverrun and attempts to persuade Brynden to surrender, without success. After Jaime threatens to kill Edmure's young son, he enters the castle and orders the Tully forces to stand down, but Brynden is killed fighting the Lannisters. Brienne and Podrick escape. Varys departs Meereen on an unknown mission. Meereen comes under naval assault by the slaving cities, but Daenerys returns. Sandor kills the outlaws who sacked his village and encounters Dondarrion and Thoros, who explain that the outlaws were renegades. They try to convince Sandor to join the Brotherhood. Arya is taken in by the actress, who heals her wounds. In the morning, the Waif arrives, kills the actress and chases Arya through the streets of Braavos. Arya leads the Waif into the catacombs and kills her. She returns the Waif's face to the House and declares that she is Arya Stark of Winterfell and she is going home.
Lady Crane acts out the death of King Joffrey as Cersei again, this time showing anger as Arya had suggested earlier. Backstage she finds the wounded Arya. She stitches up Arya and serves some soup. Arya is coy about her plans and hints she is travelling west of Westeros, to the unknown. Arya falls asleep. In a woods four men joke around a campfire. The Hound strides in and kills three quickly with his axe, demands to know where the man with the yellow cloak is from the last one left, but refusing to tell the defiant man, is killed also. In Mereen, Varys and Tyrion walk easily in the City. The deal with the slavers has brought some normalcy. Varys is leaving to find more allies abroad. Maester Qyburn enters Cersei's chambers. He announces seven members of the Faith Militant are there to see her. They order her to go see the High Septon, she refuses. The huge armoured Mountain steps in and brutally kills one Militant, Cersei returns to her apartment. Brienne and Pod arrive at Jaime's siege of Riverrun, she asks to see Jaime. Bronn and Pod re-connect and joke about Brienne and Jaime. Jaime and Brienne discuss the Tully's and Riverrun. Brienne asks for a chance to convince the Blackfish to leave the castle. Jaime gives her until nightfall. He also lets her keep the Valerian sword. In the castle Blackfish refuses to surrender his family seat. Brienne gives him a letter from Sansa but says he doesn't have enough men to help Winterfell. Brienne tells Pod to send a raven north with the message she failed. Cersei arrives in the Throne Room but is held back by Kevan Lannister and told to sit with the other ladies. Tommen makes a decree that Loras and Cersei will be tried and the Crown is forbidding Trial by Combat. Cersei is stunned. Qyburn sidles up beside her and whispers that the rumour he investigated is true. Tyrion tries to engage Grey Worm and Missandre in drink. They sip wine, Tyrion tells a joke which falls flat. Missandre tells a humorous joke. Grey Worm also lightens up. Suddenly warning bells clang, the Slave Master fleet has returned in strength. Jaime enters a tent with Edmure Tully tied to the centre pole. Although civil, Jaime states his respect for Catelyn Tully Stark, he threatens Edmure's baby boy and every Tully in order to end the siege. Edmure arrives at the castle and demands entry. Blackfish tells the guards to refuse but they state Edmure is the rightful Lord of Riverrun and they must obey. Edmure's is allowed in. Jaime and his army wait. Edmure orders the men inside to lay down their arms and open the gates. He also orders the Blackfish to be put in irons. Near the river Blackfish helps Brienne and Pod escape, he draws his sword and goes to fight. A guard reports to Jaime the Blackfish is dead, Jaime sees Brienne and Pod row away in the dark and waves farewell. The Slave Master fleet assaults Mereen with fireballs. Tyrion is unsure what to do, Grey Worm suggests a defensive strategy. A loud noise on the roof startles them, Danerys walks in from the balcony. On a country road the Hound finds Beric Dondarrion about to hang the yellow cloak man and others for pillaging local villages. Beric won't allow him to kill them with an axe, so he kicks out the boxes and the men dangle on their noose. The Hound takes the Lemoncloak's boots. Afterwards, Beric tries to convince Sandior to join them going north where he can do some good. Lady Crane checks on Arya, turns to a sound behind her. As the young Stark wakes she finds Crane dead and the Waif taunting her. Arya runs and the Waif chases through the streets and steam baths of Braavos. Arya falls and her wound re-opens. Weakened, she leaves a bloody trail for the Waif. They face each other in Arya's room, the Waif is confident, until Arya extinguishes the lone candle. The room goes black. Later Arya goes to see Jaqen. He seems satisfied she is finally a 'no-one'. As she announces she is Arya Stark and going home, he smiles and lets her go.