Hearing the distressed howling of Ghost, Davos Seaworth steps out of his chamber at Castle Black to find a bloody Jon Snow lying under a sign that reads “Traitor.”
With the help of Dolorous Edd and a few loyal brothers of the Night’s Watch, the former Lord Commander is carried inside and confirmed dead. Davos sends Edd to retrieve Ghost, while Melisandre is stunned to see Jon’s lifeless body, claiming she saw him fighting at Winterfell in the flames, and Ser Alliser takes command of the Night’s Watch.
At Winterfell, Ramsay Bolton mourns his dead lover Myranda, promising to avenge her. When Maester Wolkan asks whether to bury or burn the girl, Ramsay chastises him that this is good meat, and to feed her body to the hounds. Roose Bolton allows Ramsay no time to celebrate his victory over Stannis Baratheon, hinting that locating Sansa Stark and producing a son is imperative to Ramsay’s status as his heir.
Having survived their leap from the Winterfell wall, Theon Greyjoy and Sansa flee through the woods, hoping to lose Ramsay’s hunting party. Exhausted and frozen, the pair huddles together under a fallen tree. Before they can freeze to death, they hear the Bolton hounds approaching. Theon fails to lure the soldiers away from Sansa, but as the Bolton men move in to seize her, Brienne of Tarth and Podrick Payne appear on horseback. Pod is knocked on his back during the fight, but saved when Theon drives a sword through the soldier. Having defeated Ramsay’s men, Brienne offers her services to Sansa once again, and the young Stark lady accepts.
Cersei Lannister is alerted that a Dornish ship is sailing into the King’s Landing harbor. Eager to see Myrcella, Cersei rushes down to the waterfront. As the royal skiff approaches, Cersei’s smile fades as she glimpses Jaime’s face and the shrouded body behind him. Mourning the loss of her innocent daughter, a nearly broken Cersei tells Jaime that it was fate; her childhood prophecy cannot be stopped. Jaime looks his sister in the eyes, and tells her they will take back everything that has been taken from them.
Locked in her cell with Septa Unella, Margaery Tyrell requests to see her brother, Loras, to no avail. The High Sparrow enters and, after sending Unella away, shares his concern for King Tommen. Margaery maintains she has nothing to confess, but admits no one is entirely without sin
Ellaria Sand helps Prince Doran Martell to his wheelchair in the Dornish Water Gardens. The two exchange pleasantries until a scroll arrives with news of Myrcella’s death. As Doran takes in this information, Tyene Sand stabs Areo Hotah in the spine, killing him. Doran realizes he is trapped when his guards fail to intervene. Ellaria stabs the prince in the chest, proclaiming, “Weak men will never rule Dorne again.”
Still docked in King's Landing, Trystane Martell paints eye stones for Myrcella when Obara and Nym Sand enter his cabin. The two sisters let their cousin decide who he will fight. Trystane chooses Nym and raises his sword to defend himself from Nym’s whip, but Obara cheats and drives her spear through the back of his head, killing him immediately.
Walking through Meereen, Tyrion Lannister and Varys discuss the state of the city and Daenerys Targaryen’s dipping popularity. Tyrion listens to another Red Priest urge freed slaves to fight for Daenerys, and Varys informs Tyrion his spies are at work to discover more about the Sons of the Harpy. They see a panicked crowd fleeing from the harbor and a cloud of smoke blanketing it, and discover the Meereenese fleet has been set ablaze.
Daario Naharis and Jorah Mormont search for Daenerys. In secret, Jorah checks on his progressing greyscale. The men stumble on an indentation in the grass, trampled down by a horde of horses, and in the middle of it, they find Dany’s ring.
Daenerys, disheveled and bound, is brought before Khal Moro. In perfect Dothraki, Dany reveals she is the widow of Khal Drogo. Releasing her from her bonds, Moro promises not to touch her, but says he won’t escort her back to Meereen. Instead, Dany must be taken to Vaes Dothrak, and live out the rest of her days with the other widowed khaleesis, the Dosh Khaleen.
A blind Arya Stark holds out a bowl for alms with other beggars in a Braavosi alleyway. The Waif approaches, tosses Arya a quarterstaff, and gives her no choice but to fight. Arya struggles to defend herself, and the Waif leaves her bloodied and bruised, promising to return the next day.
At the high table in the mess hall, Alliser Thorne defends the decision to murder Jon and wins over the Night’s Watch to his command.
Thorne approaches the Lord Commander’s chamber, offering amnesty if Jon's loyalists leave without trouble. Unconvinced, the group discuss their options. Davos reminds them there are others who owe their life to Jon, and Edd departs to get backup. Davos mentions asking Melisandre for help, but the other loyalists are doubtful. Davos tells them they haven’t seen what he’s seen her do.
In her chamber, Melisandre undresses and examines herself in a mirror. When she removes her magic necklace, the Red Woman is revealed to be in reality an ancient and withered crone. Melisandre studies her reflection until she can bear it no longer, and climbs into bed.
Jon Snow's corpse is found by Ser Davos, Edd and a few other loyalists; they take him inside and lock themselves behind a door with him. Later, Thorne assumes command of the Watch. At Winterfell, Ramsay mourns for Myranda, while Sansa and Theon attempt to escape through the woods. Ramsay's men catch up with them, and are about to take them captive, when Brienne and Pod arrive at the scene, kill the men, and the former is accepted into Sansa's service. In King's Landing, Cersei receives Jaime, who arrives with Myrcella's body. Jaime promises Cersei they will take their revenge. In Dorne, Doran and Trystane are both betrayed and killed by Ellaria and the Sand Snakes after the former receives news of Myrcella's death. In Meereen, Tyrion and Varys find all the ships burning in the harbor. Jorah and Daario continue to track Daenerys, who is taken by the Dothraki to Khal Moro, to whom she reveals her identity. In Braavos, Arya lives on the streets as a homeless, where she is beaten by the waif. In her chamber, Melisandre removes her bejeweled necklace to reveal her true appearance as an old crone, having seemingly lost faith in her god.
Jon Snow's corpse is found by Ser Davos, Edd and a few other loyalists; Davos and the others take him inside and lock themselves behind a door with him, while Edd goes to get help. Thorne assumes command of the Watch. At Winterfell, Ramsay mourns for Myranda, while Sansa and Theon escape through the woods. Ramsay's men catch up with them, and are about to take them captive, when Brienne and Pod arrive, kill the men, and the former is accepted into Sansa's service. In King's Landing, Cersei receives Jaime, who arrives with Myrcella's body. Jaime promises Cersei they will take their revenge. Obara and Nymeria murder Trystane, on his way home from King's Landing, while in Sunspear, Doran and Areo Hotah are killed by Ellaria and Tyene, after the former learns of Myrcella's death. In Meereen, Tyrion and Varys find all the ships burning in the harbor. Jorah and Daario continue to track Daenerys, who is taken by the Dothraki to Khal Moro. In Braavos, Arya lives on the streets as a beggar, where she is beaten by the Waif. In her chamber, Melisandre removes her bejeweled necklace as she reveals her true appearance as an old crone.
Castle Black at night, wolves howl in the distance. Jon Snow lies lifeless in the snow and blood. Davos notices and runs to the body. A few loyal Night's Watch carry him inside, place him on a table. Eddison Tollert suspects Alliser Thorne. Melisandre comes to see the body and appears puzzled. In the Main Hall Ser Alliser takes responsibility to an angry group and says he was being loyal to the Watch, but Snow was wrong to bring in the Wildings. In the other room the small group plan a fight. Davos hints to Eddison there are others who owe Jon Snow their lives. Ramsay Bolton is sad to see his bedmate Myranda dead, he vows vengeance for her but tells the Maester to feed her body to his dogs. Roose Bolton congratulates Ramsay for his command in the battle, but suggests it wasn't a great victory as the Baratheon army was in poor shape. Roose urges Ramsay to find Sansa and produce an heir, meanwhile his own wife Walda Frey is carrying a boy. Theon leads Sansa into an icy stream as baying hounds get closer. Downstream they get back on dry land and take shelter by a large uprooted tree. The hug each other for warmth. The hounds close in again, Theon says he will protect her. A group of Bolton horsemen and dogs arrive and surround the two. Brienne enters at the gallop and cuts down the soldiers. Podrick manages to hold his own and Theon makes sure there are no survivors. Brienne kneels before Sansa and offers her life. Sansa accepts and pledges her honour in return. A ship arrives in King's Landing. Cersei is happy to think Myrcella is arriving from Dorne. As the launch comes to shore she sees a silent Jaime and a draped coffin. Later Jaime tries to comfort a distraught Cersei. Cersei says it was prophesized long ago, Jaime wants to live for today, the future is in their control. Septa Unella reads scripture to Margaery in a cell and demands she confess. The High Sparrow enters and more calmly asks that she confess her sins before she can see Loras. Margaery is left deep in thought. In Dorne, Elaria Sand helps a weak Doran Martell to his garden chair. He gets a note that Myrcella is dead, suddenly the Sand Vipers kill his big guard and Elaria stabs Doran to death sneering at his weakness and his weak son. On a ship in Backwater Bay, Trystan Martell paints a stone. Two Sand Vipers come in and challenge the young man. He attempts to defend himself but is killed quickly. In Mereen Tyrion and Varys stroll the streets and banter. They come across a preacher and note the City is paralyzed with fear. Bells ring and people shout and run. The two go to the harbour and see Dany's invasion fleet in flames. Daario and Jorah find remains of a dragon's meal. The two chat and look forward to Dany's rule. Jorah checks his forearm, the greyscale is spreading. They find the trampled ground of a Dothraki horde. At the centre, Jorah finds the ring Daenerys dropped. In the barrens, the horde walks and rides. Daenerys is bound like a prisoner and walks beside two foul-mouthed horsemen. At the campsite, she is brought to Khal Moro. She is defiant and speaks in their language announcing her titles. Once she mentions she was wife to Khal Drogo then Moro backs off and cuts her bonds. Although it is forbidden to have sex with the widow of a Khal, her place is in Vaes Dothrak , in the temple of the Dosh Khaleesi. Arya is a blind beggar in the streets of Braavos. She gets a few coins in her bowl. The Waif comes to taunt her, throws her a stick and challenges her to a fight. The Waif shows no mercy and beats Arya senseless, and promises more the next day. Back in Castle Black Ser Alliser demands entry to the room holding Jon's body. He offers amnesty and free passage to Davos to go south. Davos is polite but refuses to unlock the door, he warns the others they will be slaughtered. Davis suggests the Red Woman can do something. In her room, Melisandre removes her ruby necklace and transforms into a wizened hag. She ponders her nude appearance in a mirror, then goes to bed.