In the North
North of the Wall, Sam (John Bradley) and Gilly (Hannah Murray) continue their march south. Sam tells Gilly he plans for them to cross the Wall using the entrance at the Nightfort, an abandoned castle along the Wall.
South of the Wall, Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) and his group take shelter in an old abandoned tower. Nearby, Jon (Kit Harington) and the wildling party raid an elderly horse breeder’s home, taking his horses and gold while the old man flees. While in the tower, Bran and Jojen Reed (Thomas Brodie Sangster) discuss how they plan to cross the Wall, before Meera (Ellie Kendrick) spots the old horse breeder riding nearby. After the old man is captured by the wildlings, Hodor (Kristian Nairn)—spooked by the thunder—begins yelling, which threatens to give away their location to the wildlings. Bran uses his warg abilities to enter Hodor’s mind and cause him to pass out.
Outside, Tormund (Kristofer Hivju) moves to kill the old man, but Orell (Mackenzie Crook) tells him to have Jon do it instead, to prove his loyalty. Jon is ultimately unable to kill the innocent man, and Ygritte (Rose Leslie) kills him with an arrow. Tormund orders his men to kill Jon and Ygritte, and soon after Jon battles with Orell. Bran and Jojen enter the minds of Summer and Shaggydog, the two Stark boys’ direwolves, and aid Jon and Ygritte. Jon kills Orell while the wolves hold off the other wildlings, and Jon is able to steal a horse and escape, seemingly leaving Ygritte and heading back to the Wall. At night, Bran asks Osha (Natalia Tena) to take Rickon (Art Parkinson) to Last Hearth, the home of the Umber family, and they depart shortly after.
Across the Narrow Sea
Planning their invasion of Yunkai, Daario (Ed Skrein) tells Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and her knights about a hidden entrance to the city, which they may use to execute a sneak attack. Ser Jorah (Iain Glen) is suspicious of the plan, suspecting Daario to turn traitor, but comes around when Daenerys seeks Grey Worm’s (Jacob Anderson) opinion of Daario and his plan. He simply says, “I trust him.” leading Daenerys to approve of the plan. When night falls, Daario, Jorah, and Grey Worm arrive at the gate. Daario enters ahead of them, posing as a still loyal Second Son commander. Shortly after being let inside the city, he signals Jorah and Grey Worm to follow him. Once inside the city, they are ambushed by a group of Yunkai’s slave soldiers, and though largely outnumbered, manage to kill them. After fighting a second wave of soldiers, the group returns to Daenerys, and tell her the attack on Yunkai was successful, and she is now in control of the city.
At the Twins
At camp, Catelyn (Michelle Fairley) counsels her son, King-in-the-North Robb (Richard Madden) about his planned alliance with Walder Frey (David Bradley) and his assault on Casterly Rock, the homeland of the Lannister family. The Stark host soon arrive at the Twins, castle homeland of the Freys, where they are given bread and salt, a symbol of the “guest right”: a guarantee of safety when under another lord’s roof. Robb makes an apology to both Walder Frey and his daughters, which is accepted by a sarcastic Walder, who later insists on inspecting Talisa (Oona Chaplin), the woman Robb broke his vow for. Nearby, Arya, (Maisie Williams) though still a captive of Sandor ‘The Hound’ Clegane (Rory McCann), journeys to the Twins to reunite with her mother and brother. When they come upon a trader and his cart, Clegane knocks him out and moves to kill him, but Arya manages to dissuade him, and he instead steals the cart of food.
At night, Walder walks his daughter, Roslin (Alexandra Dowling), down the aisle to her future husband, Edmure Tully (Tobias Menzies), who is pleasantly surprised by her beauty. They are shortly thereafter married, and the celebration begins. At the feast, Walder calls for the bedding ceremony to begin, and Roslin is carried off by her relatives, followed closely by Edmure, who is collected by the Frey women. After they leave, Lothar Frey (Tom Brooke) closes the banquet hall doors, and a musician begins playing “The Rains of Castamere”. Using the food cart as their reason for being at the Twins, the Hound and Arya arrive at the wedding shortly after the bedding has begun, and are turned away at the gates. When the Hound moves to turn the cart around, he notices Arya has fled. Walder rises to make a toast to Robb, and signals his men to attack. Lothar Frey draws a knife and stabs the pregnant Talisa in the stomach repeatedly, killing her. Before he can react, Robb is shot by the musicians with crossbows several times and falls to the ground. Arya, having snuck past the gate guards, witnesses Frey men kill Stark soldiers and Grey Wind, Robb’s wolf. She is saved by the Hound who carries her out of the castle. Catelyn, having been wounded by a crossbow bolt, takes Walder’s wife at knifepoint, demanding that Robb be allowed to leave. Walder refuses her offer, and Roose Bolton (Michael McElhatton) stabs Robb in the heart saying, “The Lannisters send their regards.” Catelyn kills Walder’s wife before her own throat is slit.