Game of Thrones  Season IV*35*First of His Name**Michelle MacLaren

Season IV35: First of His Name

➲ Full History

Littlefinger and Sansa are stopped at the only entrance to the Eyrie, the Bloody Gate. The guards immediately stand down once Littlefinger announces himself and “his niece, Alayne." In the High Hall of the Eyrie, Lysa Arryn acknowledges Sansa's true identity and introduces her niece to Robin. Alone with Littlefinger, Lysa demands that they wed immediately. She has already proven herself a dutiful partner, she reminds her intended, as she poisoned Jon Arryn and manipulated the Starks into believing the Lannisters did it. Littlefinger acquiesces and later that night, Sansa is horrified to overhear the noises from her aunt's wedding bed.

After she's settled in, Sansa shares a tray of lemon cakes with Lysa. A friendly conversation takes a turn when Lysa questions the nature of Sansa's relationship with Littlefinger, demanding: "Are you pregnant?" Lysa continues to berate the girl until she breaks down in tears. Finally, Lysa reveals her plans for her niece: Sansa will marry Robin.


Lysa and Robin

"He could be the first man who sits on that throne in 50 years to actually deserve it." - Cersei Baratheon

Tommen Baratheon is coronated in the Sept of Baelor. Noticing her son locking eyes with Margaery, Cersei approaches Joffrey's widow and confesses she saw her firstborn's true colors. "He would have been your nightmare," Cersei tells Margaery, and offers her a chance to be queen. Margaery demurs – marrying Tommen never crossed her mind – but promises to speak to her father about the honor.

"How can I rule seven kingdoms if I can't control Slaver's Bay." - Daenerys Targaryen

Jorah Mormont

Jorah Mormont informs Daenerys Targaryen and her inner circle that King Joffrey is dead. With Daario Naharis now in control of the Meereenese navy, Dany contemplates an assault on King's Landing. Barristan Selmy advocates the charge, but Jorah has other concerns; the masters of Yunkai have retaken control of the city, and a butcher named Cleon now occupies Astapor. Dismissing everyone but Jorah, Dany decides she will first prove she can rule the cities she's liberated.

"Hate is as good a thing as any to keep a person going." - Sandor "The Hound" Clegane


Arya Stark

Arya Stark lies down next to Sandor "The Hound" Clegane and prepares to sleep. Listening to her reciting the list of the people she wishes to kill, the Hound remarks that they have a name in common – his brother, the Mountain. Arya finishes her prayer with one final name: "The Hound."

The next morning, the Hound finds Arya practicing her "water-dancing." Clegane scoffs at the Braavosi fighting style and enrages Arya by belittling the skills of her teacher, Syrio Forel. Arya lunges at him, but her sword only scratches the surface of the Hound's armor. Effortlessly, he knocks her to the ground.

"What good is power if you cannot protect the ones you love?" - Cersei Baratheon

Oberyn and Cersei

Brienne of Tarth and Podrick Payne begin their journey to Castle Black, assuming Sansa will have sought shelter there with her half-brother. Irritated with Pod's incompetence, Brienne dismisses the squire from her service. Nevertheless, Pod remains by her side. Later that day, Brienne is surprised when Podrick reveals he killed a member of the Kingsguard while protecting Tyrion at the Battle of the Blackwater. Impressed, Brienne allows Podrick to help with her armor.

Tywin Lannister and Queen Cersei discuss the upcoming weddings of Tommen to Margaery and Cersei to Loras. Their alliance with the Tyrells is essential, Tywin explains, as the Lannister mines have run dry. Cersei accepts her role and reminds her father that unlike her brothers, she has always put the family first. Tywin sees through her subtext but refuses to discuss Tyrion's trial.

Cersei invites Oberyn Martell to stroll the Red Keep. She laments that for all their power, neither could not avoid their respective family tragedies. The queen regent asks about her daughter, Myrcella, a ward of Dorne, and shows Oberyn the sailing ship she had made for her. Oberyn assures Cersei that the girl is safe and promises to deliver the gift.

"I saw the snow fall and bury your bones." - Jojen Reed

At Craster's Keep, Locke spies on the mutineers and notices Bran, Hodor and the Reeds tied up in a hut. Reporting back, Locke tells Jon Snow and the others to avoid the hut by explaining there are hounds chained there. Jojen has a vision of a great weirwood tree and tells Bran, "He's waiting for you." He assures the group that they will know the end when they see it, as he foresees his hand engulfed in flame.

When Karl begins to terrorize Meera, Jojen tries to protect his sister by saying he has the sight. "I saw you die tonight," the boy states. Their conversation is interrupted when the Night's Watch storms the keep. Locke rushes to Bran, and confirms his identity when the boy does not react to a slice on his leg. Realizing he's in danger, Bran wargs into Hodor and frees the giant from his chains. Using Hodor's strength, Bran breaks Locke's neck. Returning to his own consciousness, Bran commands Hodor to free the Reeds and Summer. Spotting Jon, Bran tries to call out to him but Jojen points out that Bran's brother will never allow him to find the three-eyed raven. Bran resolves to leave.

Inside the keep, Jon Snow faces off against Karl. The mutineer’s dirty fighting style has Jon at a disadvantage, but when one of Craster's wife stabs Karl in the back, Jon is able to finish him off. Meanwhile in the woods, Jon's direwolf Ghost takes care of Rast. Battle won, the brothers confer with Craster's surviving wives and the women opt to remain where they are. The brothers fulfill the wives’ only request: Burn Craster's Keep to the ground.


Season IV35: First of His Name

➲ Synopsis

Tommen is crowned king. Meanwhile, Cersei meets with Margaery, Tywin, and Oberyn, hoping to sway them to her advantage in the coming trial against Tyrion. In the Vale, Petyr takes Sansa to the Eyrie, where she is to pose as his niece. Petyr is then pressured to marry Lysa Arryn that same day. While hospitable at first, Lysa quickly grows suspicious of Sansa, who she fears is attempting to seduce Petyr. In Meereen, after Jorah Mormont informs her about the fallback to slavery of Astapor and Yunkai, Daenerys decides to postpone her invasion of Westeros to bring order to Slaver's Bay and pronounces herself queen. On the Kingsroad, the Hound catches Arya practicing her water dancing, and he angers her by saying how that fighting style and her teacher Syrio Forel are worthless. On the road, Brienne finds out that Podrick has no practical skills as a squire. However, she is impressed with the fact that he killed a Kingsguard in order to protect Tyrion. Beyond the Wall, Jon's group attacks the mutineers in Craster's Keep. Locke attempts to kidnap Bran in the confusion, but is killed by Bran using Hodor's body. Bran and his company then continue their trek north while Jon kills all of the mutineers and burns down Craster's Keep.


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➲ People

  • Lysa Baelish( Kate Dickie )
  • Lysa Arryn
  • "Family means everything to me." (Lysa Baelish)

  • Catelyn Stark's younger sister, Lysa was married off to the much older Jon Arryn(the former Hand of the King) when Robert Baratheon led his rebellion against the Mad King. Lysa fled to the Eyrie after her husband's unexpected death, where she remains, avoiding the war below. When Littlefinger, her childhood love, returned to the Vale to court her, she insisted they wed immediately.

  • Robin Arryn( Lino Facioli )
  • Robin Arryn
  • "Isn't he beautiful?" (Lysa Baelish)

  • Lysa and Jon Arryn's son, Robin lives an extremely sheltered life under the watchful eyes of his mother.

  • Podrick Payne( Daniel Portman )
  • Podrick Payne
  • "There has never lived a more loyal squire." (Tyrion Lannister)

  • Brienne Tarth's Squire
  • A distant cousin of executioner Ilyn Payne, Podrick served as Tyrion’s squire and saved his life at the Battle of the Blackwater. When Tyrion was accused of regicide and incarcerated, Podrick's service was passed on to Brienne of Tarth.

  • Meera Reed( Ellie Kendrick )
  • Meera Reed
  • "Some people will always need help. That doesn't mean they're not worth protecting." (Meera Reed)

    Eldest child of Howland Reed, lord of Greywater Watch who fought alongside Ned Stark during Robert's Rebellion, Meera is a skilled hunter. She is fiercely protective of her frail younger brother, Jojen.

  • Jojen Reed( Thomas Sangster )
  • Jojen Reed
  • "It's not hard to find someone, if you know how to look." (Jojen Reed)

  • The only son of Howland Reed, lord of Greywater Watch who fought alongside Ned Stark during Robert's Rebellion, Jojen has visions similar to Bran Stark's. His sister Meera keeps careful watch over him.

  • Jorah Mormont( Iain Glen )
  • Jorah Mormont
  • "I will never abandon Daenerys." (Jorah Mormont

  • The son of Jeor Mormont, Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, Jorah hails from Bear Island but now lives in exile in Essos. Advisor to Daenerys, he originally joined her company to spy on her in exchange for a pardon, but he is now devoted to Dany and committed to keeping her safe. It is one of the few traits he shares with her other counselor, Ser Barristan Selmy.

  • Tommen Baratheon( Dean-Charles Chapman )
  • Tommen Baratheon
  • "He could be the first man on that throne in 50 years to actually deserve it." (Cersei Baratheon)

  • King on the Iron Throne
  • Tommen inherited the throne after the death of his brother Joffrey. He is engaged to Margaery Tyrell, his brother’s widow.


Game of Thrones ( Episode 35 )