Game of Thrones ▼Season V*46*Unbowed,Unbent,Unbroken*May 17*(2015)*Jeremy Podeswa
Impatient with her corpse-cleaning duties at the House of Black and White, Arya demands details from the Waif about what happens to the bodies. Arya asks to play the Game of Faces again, but is told she already failed. Pressing the Waif about her origins, Arya learns she too was once a highborn girl from Westeros. She came to serve the Faceless Men in exchange for the death of her stepmother, who tried to poison her. Spotting the total belief in Arya's face, the Waif tells her she has failed again.
Jaqen H'ghar wakes Arya later that night to play the game, striking her when he detects a lie. Arya describes the Hound as a man she hated, and Jaqen hits her repeatedly when she insists it's the truth.
A man arrives at the temple with his sick daughter, Ghita, and asks Arya to tend to the ailing girl. "She suffers every day of her life," says the man. "I just want it to end." Arya lies to the little girl, telling her that she too was once sick but drinking the waters of the fountain healed her. The girl takes a sip. Jaqen keeps watch over the exchange and later, after Arya washes Ghita's corpse, he leads her into the Hall of Faces. Arya is mesmerized by the cavernous space filled with thousands of distinct faces collected from all the corpses. Jaqen denies Arya a new face: "A girl is not ready to become No One. But she is ready to become Someone Else."
Tyrion Lannister and Jorah Mormont stop along a stream, exhausted from their travels. Criticizing Jorah as a terrible traveling companion, Tyrion realizes Jorah knows nothing about what brought him to Essos. Tyrion explains he went on the run after killing Tywin and Shae, then goes on to praise Jeor Mormont – "at least your father was a good man." As he mentions the passing of the Lord Commander, Tyrion belatedly realizes that Jorah didn’t know about his father's death at the hand of Night's Watch mutineers.
Tyrion and Jorah continue walking and debate Daenerys’ right to the Iron Throne. The argument is cut short when the duo is captured by slavers. Alarmed by their desire to kill him and sell his parts, Tyrion talks them into keeping him alive. He prompts Ser Jorah to play up his combat record so he can be sold not as a galley slave but as a warrior in the fighting pits of Meereen – getting them that much closer to Daenerys.
Identifying himself as simply "Brother Lancel," Lancel Lannister greets Littlefinger upon his return to the capital. Lancel informs Littlefinger that the city is much changed: "You'll find there's little tolerance for flesh peddlers in the new King's Landing." Littlefinger meets with Cersei and pledges the Knights of the Vale to her side, before breaking the news of Sansa's engagement to Ramsay Bolton. Cersei is furious, but Littlefinger advises patience: "Let the enemies of the Throne slaughter each other and when they're done, seize Winterfell from whichever thief survives." Unable to muster a force any other way, Cersei agrees to use the Knights of the Vale to take Winterfell and name Littlefinger Warden of the North if they succeed.
Trystane Martell and Myrcella Baratheon discuss their impending marriage as they stroll through the Water Gardens, unaware they are being watched by Doran Martell. "We must protect them," the prince tells his bodyguard Areo Hotah.
Jaime and Bronn, now dressed in uniforms stolen from the dead Dornish soldiers, approach Myrcella and Trystane. The introductions are surprising and awkward, more so when Trystane spots blood on Bronn's clothing. Bronn knocks the prince out before he can draw his sword but Myrcella resists Jaime's attempts to pull her away. The rescue is further complicated by the arrival of the Sand Snakes, who battle Jaime and Bronn for Myrcella until Areo puts an end to all the fighting. Ellaria is also taken into custody.
Olenna Tyrell, newly returned to King's Landing, consoles Margaery about Loras' arrest. She promises her granddaughter that she will take care of Cersei Lannister. In conference with the queen mother, Olenna threatens to stop subsidizing the crown but Cersei is unmoved, certain that the Tyrells don't want to slide the kingdom back into war. She assures Olenna that it will be a small hearing and once Loras is cleared, the "happy alliance" between the Lannisters and Tyrells will continue.
At the inquest, Loras downplays his relationship with Renly. He fought for Joffrey at the Blackwater – regardless of whose armor he wore, he reminds the High Sparrow. Loras vehemently denies the charges of fornication, buggery, and blasphemy. Margaery tries to evade questioning, but the High Sparrow is adamant: "Neither kings nor queens are exempt from testimony at a holy inquest." Under oath, she too swears that Loras is innocent of the charges. With that, the High Sparrow brings in Olyvar, Loras' former squire. He testifies that he and Loras lay together many times, and that Margaery was aware of their relationship. Olyvar brings up a birthmark on Loras' thigh as proof of their intimacy, satisfying the High Sparrow who detains Loras for a formal trial. Margaery is also taken for bearing false witness. As his wife is dragged away begging for help, Tommen fails to intervene.
Ramsay's lover Myranda draws a bath for Sansa and advises her to keep Ramsay happy. As she washes Sansa's hair, she rattles off the names of the women who bored Ramsay, including Tansy, whom Ramsay and Myranda hunted and killed. Realizing that Myranda is in love with her fiancé, Sansa puts her in her place: "I am Sansa Stark of Winterfell. This is my home. And you can't frighten me."
Escorted by Theon through the godswood, Sansa is married to Ramsay Bolton. Sansa retires with her new husband to his chambers where she confirms she is a virgin; Tyrion never touched her. Pleased by her honesty, Ramsay commands Sansa to undress, and for Theon to remain in the room and watch everything. Ramsay tears off Sansa's clothing and pushes his wife onto the bed. "You've known Sansa since she was a girl," he tells Theon. "Now watch her become a woman." Theon remains in the room, trembling and wanting to turn away. But he can’t.
Jaqen takes Arya to a chamber underneath the temple, where the faces of all the people that have died in the temple are stored. Jaime and Bronn reach the Water Gardens, where they find Myrcella and attempt to take her. They are attacked by the Sand Snakes but the fight is quickly broken up by Dornish guards. Jorah and Tyrion run into slavers whom Tyrion manages to convince to take them to the fighting pits of Meereen, since Jorah is a good warrior. Petyr meets with Cersei and informs her that Roose plans to marry Sansa to Ramsay, which infuriates her. Petyr convinces her to allow him to lead the knights of the Vale to Winterfell to destroy both the Boltons and Stannis, asking that he be named Warden of the North in return. Olenna arrives in King's Landing and warns Cersei that the confinement of Loras has put their alliance in peril. At Loras' holy inquest, Loras and Margaery both state that there is no evidence that Loras is homosexual. However, after Olyvar is brought in and testifies against him, Loras is set to be brought to trial, while Margaery is arrested for lying to the High Sparrow. In Winterfell, Sansa is married to Ramsay, who consummates the marriage by raping her in front of Reek.
H'ghar takes Arya to a chamber with the faces of all the people that have died in the House of Black and White. Jaime and Bronn reach the Water Gardens, where they find Myrcella and are attacked by the Sand Snakes. The fight is broken up by Dornish guards, who arrest everyone. Mormont and Tyrion run into slavers, whom Tyrion manages to convince to take them to the fighting pits of Meereen. Baelish informs Cersei of Roose's plan to marry Sansa to Ramsay, and convinces her to allow him to lead the knights of the Vale to Winterfell to defeat the winning party of the conflict between Roose and Stannis, being named Warden of the North in return. Olenna arrives in King's Landing and warns Cersei that the imprisonment of Loras has put their alliance in peril. At Loras' inquest, Loras and Margaery both deny his homosexuality. The male prostitute Olyvar contradicts their testimony, and she is arrested for lying to the gods. In Winterfell, Sansa is married to Ramsay, who rapes her in front of Theon.
Arya is still washing bodies. When she sees the door out of the corpse washing room is open she goes to it but the mean girl shuts it and tells her she's not ready yet. Arya notes she's been here for weeks and wants to know what's next and play the game of faces. The girl says Arya already played and lost. She asks who she is and Arya again says no one. Arya asks who the girl is and the girl tells a story much like Arya's own and then asks if Arya believes her. Later, when she sleeping Jaqen comes to her and asks who she is and instead of saying no one, she tells her actual story. But every time she fibs-- like saying her father died in battle-- or lies he slaps her virtually. This goes on and on. He asks if she truly wants to be no one and when she says yes he slaps her again. She says she no longer wants to play this game, he says you are always playing. Later still, when a man bring his ill daughter to the House of Black nad White, Arya shows her great compassion as Jaqen watches. When she is washing the body of the girl he finally takes her beyond that room to an even huger room which has a sort of face mausoleum in it. From floor to ceiling are these huge stone cylinders which have heads with the faces facing out. She walks around in wonder. Jaqen asks if she is truly ready to become no one. She hesitates. He notes she is ready to become someone else, however. The odd couple continue their journey and Tyrion is now grumpy eating eating berries and roots and what an awful travelling companion Jorah is. Jorah wonders if he ever shuts up.. Tyrion finally explains what happened: that he killed his father since he was trying to execute him for a murder he didn't commit and his dad was banging his girlfriend. Jorah did not know this. He also, sadly, did not know that his own father was dead, something Tyrion learned while visiting Castle Black. To add insult to injury he first tells him what a good man he was and then says he was killed by his own men. Ouch.Tyrion feels badly for breaking the news. He asks why Jorah thinks Dany should rule and what difference it will make, especially since her family is famously crazy, including the Mad King who liked to burn men alive for fun. Jorah asks if he believes in anything. Tyrion honestly answers no. Jorah says he was once cynical like Tyrion but once he saw Dany emerge unscathed from the fire, listening to baby dragons cry, he started to believe. He also notes she is the rightful heir to the throne. Tyrion wonders what difference it really makes after all, even a thousand years of peace and prosperity will be followed by war and strife. They are walking and talking and on the move when they are captured by slavers who want to send Jorah to the salt mines or use him as a galley slave and kill Tyrion and sell his penis because apparently "dwarf cocks" have magical powers. They are about to kill him and cut his business off when he convinces them he needs the cock to be verified from a dwarf first. And he also convinces them to spare Jorah from the salt mines since he was once a great fighter who won many battles and he promises he will make it happen in the fighting pits in Meereen since he killed a Dothraki bloodrider in single combat. Littlefinger arrives and is given a stern warning by Lancel Lannister, the one who turned Faith Militant Sparrow leader. It is creepy. He meets with Cersei and, in his special double-dealing way, tells her the Boltons and Baratheons will duke it out for the North and she should wait-- but not too long-- and pounce while whatever victor is licking their wounds and then take back the north. He says the Knights of the Veil -- now his men via Robin Arryn--could totally get this done for her and it wouldn't cost her a penny or a single soldier. He also outs Sansa, which of course gets her blood boiling since she thinks Sansa helped kill Joffrey. She wonders what's in it for him and he says he would like to made Warden of the North and swears fealty to the crown.She agrees as long as she gets Sansa's head on a spike. Cersei's blood is boiling all over the place tonight and it spills heavily on the rest of the Tyrell family now. Olenna shows up to register her outrage over Loras being locked up and to threaten pulling financial and food support from King's Landing. Cersei points out she didn't lock up Loras, the Faith Militant did. (Of course she set the Faith Militant in motion.) She insists it's just a simple inquest, not a trial and Loras will surely be cleared and the Tyrell/Lannister alliance will continue. Olenna seems to, begrudgingly, accept this. Except when the inquest comes both Loras and Margaery deny he's a buggerer--under oath-- but then the High Sparrow calls Loras' most recent lover to the stand, who not only says he lay with Loras but that Margaery knew about it. So the High Sparrow determines there is sufficient evidence for a trial and not only is Loras guilty but so is Margaery since she just bore false witness before the gods saying that Loras didn't fornicate with boys. So he has them both taken away. Cersei is triumphant. Tommen is confused. Margaery is outraged. Olenna is livid. Myrcella and her intended make out in the courtyard. Prince Martell watches them and tells his right hand man they must protect them. Jamie and Bronn continue on their journey, with Bronn singing an old Dornish folk song. They come upon a convoy headed to town and follow them in. They are now clad in Dornish gear to try and blend in. The Sand Snakes prepare to snatch Myrcella. They all converge. Jamie and Bronn try to snatch her but she is confused and doesn't want to go and then Bronn knocks out her boyfriend. Then the Sand Snakes show up and the three of them begin battling Jamie and Bronn. One nicks Bronn. But before it can go further. Then the Prince's bodyguard and a whole bunch of Dornish King's Guard show up and force everyone to drop their weapons. Ellaria is also captured. Meanwhile things have gone from bad to worse for Sansa. Miranda shows up to give her a bath for her wedding night. In doing so she washes the dye out of Sansa's hair and scares her with stories about Ramsay and how he easily gets bored with all of his previous women. Sansa is hip to her though and asks how long Miranda has loved Ramsay and realizes that she is mad that Sansa has shown up and usurped her. She notes that she is Sansa Stark, a lady, Winterfell is her rightful home, and she is not afraid of Miranda and dismisses her. Miranda is not happy. Later, all dressed beautifully for the wedding, Theon shows up to escort her to the ceremony. She refuses to take his arm. He says Ramsay will punish him if she doesn't. She thinks he killed her younger brothers so she notes that she doesn't care what Ramay does to him. They head to the ceremony out by the tree with the colorful leaves. It is snowing lightly. It would be beautiful if it wasn't so awful. Theon "gives her away." Ramsay accepts her. They head back to their marital bed and Ramsay's true colors frighteningly emerge. He asks if she's a virgin. She says she is since Tyrion was gentle and kind and didn't force her to consummate their marriage. He then tells her to disrobe and forces Theon to stay in the room. She turns away from him towards the bed and is slowly fumbling with her clothes, terrified. Theon is beside himself with despondence. Ramsay grows impatient and begins ripping off her dress from the back. He tells Theon that since he knew her as a girl he can now watch as she becomes a woman. He bends her over the bed and rapes her. We cut away from the distraught Sansa and hear her screams as Theon watches, shaking and in tears.