Game of Thrones

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EP206: The Old Gods and the New

Written by Vanessa Taylor
Directed by David Nutter

Theon completes his master stroke. In King’s Landing, the Lannisters send Myrcella from harm’s way in the nick of time. Arya comes face to face with a surprise visitor; Dany vows to take what is hers; Robb and Catelyn receive crucial news; Qhorin gives Jon a chance to prove himself.



The episode opens with Luwin lunging into the rookery and locking the door behind him. Outside there are sounds of turmoil and screaming. He hurriedly writes a letter and attaches it to a raven, and sends it out the window just as ironborn reavers burst in.

In Bran’s room, Theon Greyjoy burgeons in and wakes the sleeping Bran. He informs him that he’s seized Winterfell, sending men over the walls with grappling irons and ropes. Bran questions why he would do such a thing, but Theon insists that he’s a Greyjoy and he can’t fight for his father and for Robb both, so he’s picked his side. He then asks where Hodor is, and when Bran doesn’t know Theon sends Dagmer to find him and then gather the people in the courtyard so that Bran can tell them how he yielded the castle.

Bran refuses, claiming they’ll fight and throw them out. Theon sits on the bed and informs him that while the castle is his, the people belong to Bran… and if he means to keep them alive, he’ll yield, as a good lord would do. Theon departs, but Bran stops him to ask if he’s hated them the whole time. Theon has no answer for him.

Outside in the courtyard, it’s raining as Bran announces he’s yielded the castle to “Prince” Theon. Farlen, the kennelmaster, curses at Theon, but Bran tells him to be silent. Theon informs them that his father has claimed the ancient crown of salt and rock, and they claim the North by right of conquest. Farlen curses again and is defiant, saying he serves the Starks, but on the ironmen clubs him from behind. Theon presses on, promising to be good to them if they server loyally. Theon then turns to Luwin and commands him to send ravens to Balon and to his sister, to inform her to bring five hundred men to Winterfell.

Luwin says nothing at first, until Theon reminds him that he is now the lord of Winterfell, as Bran just informed him, and that his vows mean he must do as Theon says. Luwin accepts that with obvious resignation. Osha steps forward and asks to be able to serve Theon, that she can carry a spear, but Theon refuses her offer as he mistrusts her. Bran quietly asks Osha why, and she reminds him of his dream, that the ocean has come to drown Winterfell and she doesn’t plan to drown with it.

Then Black Lorren and another man come in leading a prisoner: Ser Rodrik Cassel, whom they came across as he was riding alone to Winterfell after having relieved Torrhen’s Square. Lorren reveals that Ser Rodrik killed two of the ironmen before Lorren was able to disarm him. Ser Rodrik is angered by Theon’s actions, about how Theon has betrayed Robb who thought of him as a brother, and about how Lord Stark had raised Theon among his own sons. Theon replies that his real brothers were killed by Eddard—he ignores Rodrik’s retort that they were killed fighting a war Theon’s father started—and that he was raised among the sons, but not as one of them.

Rodrik says he should have put a sword in his belly instead of in his hand. Theon ignores that and tells him that he served the Starks faithfully, but warns him that if he keeps speaking as he does—and Rodrik responds by spitting on him. The ironborn knock him down, and Theon commands that he be taken to a cell. Dagmer stops him and tells him that he must make him pay—and that locking him in a cell is not enough; Rodrik must pay the iron price, or the ironmen will never respect him while he lives.

Theon hesitates, looking on Bran and Rickon and the rest, and then nods. He announces his death.  Luwin tries to urge Theon to not be hasty, but Theon refuses that argument. Luwin insists that Rodrik is worth more to him alive than dead… but Theon will not back down, after one more look at Dagmer. “You’ll address me as Prince Theon, or you’ll be next.” The Stark boys scream, “No!” as Dagmer prepares to take off Rodrik’s head, when the old knight tells Theon that he who passes the sentence should swing the sword. Theon takes out his own sword then, as Bran tries to command him to stop.

Rodrik tells Bran to hush, that he’s off to see Bran’s father. As the people of Winterfell cry out, Rodrik’s last words are, “Gods help you, Theon Greyjoy. Now you are truly lost.” Theon takes four blow to take off Rodrik’s head, and even then has to kick it as it hangs by a few strips of flesh, tearing it away. Blood is splattered on his face and clothing, as he looks around him after Cassel’s head rolls away.

Beyond the Wall, Jon travels with Qhorin and three others rangers. On the slope above them, Ghost walks alone, and ignores Jon as he calls for him. Qhorin warns him that Ghost is a wild thing and will never be tamed, nor can he be trusted. Jon insists Ghost is different, but Qhorin doubts it. Qhorin tells Jon that the wildlings sleep by day and hunt by night.

Jon remarks that he thought Qhorin said you couldn’t know a wild thing, and Qhorin replies, “I said you can’t.” Qhorin says they can’t do as the wildlings do, because the lands beyond the Wall are dangerous, thanks to crevices and other dangers. Jon replies that his father always said they were from the North—implying that this is as much their country as that of the wildlings—but Qhorin laughs and tells him to look around. “Look around, boy. This look like home to you?”

Qhorin tells him that if he starts to think he knows this place, it’ll kill him. He doubts Jon understands, however. The Halfhand tells him they’ve been at war, they’ve always been at war, but the enemy is the North and it’s not going anywhere. He then goes on to tell Jon that the Watch has given him a great gift, and he has only one gift he can give in return: his life. Jon replies he’d gladly give his life…

Only for Qhorin to grab him and tell him he doesn’t want him to be glad about it. He wants him to curse and fight until life leaves him. Jon’s death will be a gift for those south of the Wall—they won’t know, they won’t even know his name, but they’ll be alive because he gave their life for them. Qhorin asks if he understands, and Jon says no… and Halfhand says that he’s dumber than he looks; they’re just words in the end, to make them feel better in the end. Then they continue on to look for the wildlings, while Jon looks back to see that Ghost is wandering at a distance.

At Harrenhal, Lord Tywin complains to his council as Arya serves. Tywin asks if Amory Lorch can read, and then reveals that a letter indicating troop movements had been meant for Lord Damon of House Marbrand, but was instead sent to Lord Marlon of House Dormund. Amory apologizes, but Tywin interrupts him and orders his cup-bearer (Arya) to fetch The Lineages of the Greater and Lesser Houses—something she does without his direction, which makes him remark that even his cup-bearer can read better than Ser Armory.

Opening the book, Lord Tywin points to the Dormund entry and asks Lorch who the Dormunds owe allegiance. Lorch hesitates, trying to read i, when Tywin yells that they owe allegiance to the Starks of Winterfell. Tywin is furious, and says he over-estimated Lorch as someone who would be more useful than just brutalizing peasants. Tywin sends Lorch out from the chamber.

Arya puts the book away… and then suggests she should perhaps devise their next battle plan, while she’s about it. Then a guard announces that Lord Petyr Baelish is present. Tywin sends out the rest of his councilors while Arya becomes nervous, realizing that Baelish may recognize her and reveal her identity. She tries to keep her back to him, and does her best to avoid his gaze without being obvious about it.

Littlefinger speaks to Tywin of King Renly, from whose camp Petyr has directly traveled from so he could speak to Lord Tywin. Baelish says that a moment of chaos affords opportunities that are quickly lost, and Tywin shrugs at it—it’s not a brilliant insight. Littlefinger then explains that after the Lannisters and the Starks, the Tyrells command the largest host, with fertile lands that can feed horses and soldiers in great number. Littlefinger indicates that Loras Tyrell wants revenge and Margaery wishes to be queen.

Tywin considers that, and then notes the Tyrells did rebel against his grandson. Littlefinger says that they did, and they may well be punished… but only after Stannis Baratheon and Robb Stark are defeated. Littlefinger glances at the cupbearer, and seems discomfited, as if she’s somehow familiar. Tywin then says he heard that the Tyrells had returned to Highgarden, which Littlefinger confirms, but he means to ride for there that very night if Tywin gives his leave. Tywin promises to have an answer for him by nightfall.

Littlefinger adds that he also met with Catelyn Stark on Tyrion’s orders, to make a proposal that concerned her daughters.

Beyond the Wall, Jon, Qhorin, and the other rangers are sneaking up on the location where the wildling lookouts are camped. At a signal from Qhorin, one of the rangers kills a man with an arrow, while Qhorin, Jon, and the others leap in. Qhorin kills two of the others, while Jon disarms one of the wildlings and throws them to the ground. Jon grabs him as he reaches for an ax, and pulls down the hood to reveal it’s a red-haired young wildling woman.

Jon suggests they can question her, but Qhorin says he’s known wildlings to chew off their tongues rather than be interrogated. Jon asks her name, and she says it’s Ygritte. Then Qhorin points out she was going to take that ax and bury it in his face, had she had the chance. She tells Jon that she gave him her name, and he tells her that he’s Jon Snow while she looks around carefully at the others. She tells them they should burn the ones they killed, and Qhorin is suspicious, wondering if there are more wildlings in the area. She insists they need to burn them, or they may need those swords again. Qhorin notes that Jon’s already killed one dead man and he can kill more if he has to. He then asks what’s beyond the pass, and she says the Free Folk “in their hundreds and thousands”, more than they’d ever seen.

Qhorin wonders what’s in the Frostfangs that Mance wants so badly, but Ygritte holds her tongue. He asks then if they mean to march on the Wall, but she says nothing. Qhorin then asks if she knows who he is. She does: he’s Qhorin Halfhand. When he asks what her people would do if they had caught him, she informs him that they’d take the head from his shoulders if they were feeling kind. If not, they’d kill him slowly.

Qhorin nods at that, and then tells Jon that there’s nothing to do but kill her. Qhorin takes out his sword to do it himself, but Jon says he’ll do it. Qhorin tells the others that they’ll go on to the top, and that Jon can follow after, but that he shouldn’t take too long. Jon speaks further with Ygritte, as she tells him that she knows he’s never killed a woman before, and that Mance would take him in if they used secret ways to get to him so that the crows can’t catch them. Jon puts Longclaw to her throat and tells her he’s as much a crow as they are.

Ygritte turns around, kneeling, as Jon holds the sword above her neck. She asks if he’ll burn her, after, but he says he can’t. She then tells him, “Strike hard and true, Jon Snow, or I’ll come back and haunt you.” Longclaw brushes her neck, and she remarks how cold it is. Then, fear in her voice, she tells him to hurry and be quick. “Do it! Bastard, do it!” Jon raises the sword, brings it down…

... and strikes the stone in front of her. She looks back at him, and then suddenly kicks him in the knee. As he falls, she runs, and he gives chase. She springs quickly over stone and snow, as he follows her on the higher ground. He eventually heads her off, sliding own the hill side to knock her down. He pulls his dirk and holds it to her throat. She tells him that the sun’s going down, and his friends are nowhere close.

She tells him to call for them, to call loudly… and he knows they’re not in earshot.

In King’s Landing, the High Septon prays aloud as a weeping Myrcella is taken away on a rowboat to a group of three ships. Cersei tells him that she hopes that Tyrion loves someone truly, so that he’ll know what it’s like to truly love someone before she takes her from him. Tyrion gives her a hard look, and leaves in silence. Tommen weeps, and Joffrey complains that princes don’t cry,

Sansa says she saw him cry—and he turns angrily, asking her if she said something. She then says she said that her little brother cried when she left Winterfell, and it seems a normal thing. He retorts that her litle brother isn’t a prince, and it’s not really relevant. Meryn Trant follows him, and then Joffrey tells the Hound to follow him—“Come, Dog!”—which the Hound doesn’t seem to particularly care for, but he follows.

Travelling in a group through a crowd of Kingslanders on either side, someone hails Joffrey. More and more start to say it, but it’s clearly meant in mockery of a hated king. Then someone starts to yell that he’s a bastard, while another man yells that they’re hungry. Tyrion, sensing the crowd’s mood, tells a guard and some of the court ladies to take Prince Tommen back to the keep immediately, and they go back the way they came while Tyrion continues on. Just then, someone throws manure at Joffrey, splattering his face. Demanding to know who threw it, Joffrey orders the guard to kill them all as the rioters start to grow violent.

Mayhem ensues as a gold cloak is killed, the Kingsguard and the Hound slaughter anyone in their way as Joffrey insists he wants everyone executed, and Sansa and two court ladies are left alone. Tyrion sees the High Septon dragged down by the mob, and his arm is brutally torn off. Tyrion wonders where Sansa is, as she and the ladies run through the outskirt of the crowd. Ser Meryn cuts down one man, as the Kingsguard with Joffrey and the Lannister guards with Tyrion and Cersei make it into the safety of the castle walls. The Hound stays back, guarding their retreat, killing anyone who tries to stop him.

Sansa is trapped by rioters, and runs through a passage to try and get away. In the castle, Joffrey screams that they’re traitors, and Tyrion calls him a blind, bloody fool. Tyrion says they’ve had vicious kings and they’ve had idiot kings, but he does not believe they’ve ever had a vicious, idiot king before. Joffrey screams that they attacked him, and Tyrion replies that they only threw a cow-pie at him and that led Joffrey to command they all die. Tyrion yells that they’re starving, all for a war Joffrey started. Joffrey screams back that he’s talking to a king—

—and Tyrion slaps him. “And now I struck a king! Did my hand fall from my wrist?” Tyrion wonders where Sansa is, and Joffrey says the rioters can have her. Tyrion argues back at him, letting him know that he’ll never see his uncle back again if that happens… and that Joffrey owes him quite a bit, alluding to the fact that Jaime is his father. Joffrey says nothing.

Leaving the passage, Sansa runs into a chamber only for the men to catch up to her and strike her down. They then grab at her, tearing her skirt and telling her they’re going to rape her. In the castle, Tyrion is demanding that the Kingsguard take men to find Sansa, but Meryn says he’ll only take orders from Joffrey—and Joffrey looks at Tyrion silently and then gets up and goes away without saying anything more even as the men are assaulting Sansa. Before the first man can rape her, however, the Hound grabs his shoulder, lefts him off the ground by his neck, and disembowels him with his dagger. He kills two others with similarly brutal efficiency.

Sansa is dazed on the ground when the Hound picks her up, telling her, “You’re all right now, little bird, you’re all right,” then slinging her over his shoulder. As the riot continues with courtiers being assaulted and killed, the Hound takes Sansa through into the castle. Sandor deposits her on the ground and tells them the little bird is bleeding and that someone should take her away and see to her cut. Tyrion says well done to the Hound, and the Hound’s only response is that he didn’t do it for him.

In Qarth, Daenerys waits in the palace of the Spice King with Xaro and Kovarro. She is being made to wait, which she does not like. Xaro notes that the Spice King is the second wealthiest man in Qarth, so he makes everyone wait… but of course, she could have avoided that embarrassment if she had married the wealthiest man in Qarth, namely Xaro himself. Daenerys says she already has a husband, but Xaro notes Khal Drogo is gone and someone of her youth and beauty cannot be a widow forever.

The Spice King finally arrives with his entourage, complaining of his terrible dreams that kept him awake until the sun shone. He then compliments her loveliness, and says that she is far too lovely for a glorified dockworker such as Xaro. That may be true, Xaro says, but they say that the Spice King’s grandfather sold spices off the back off a cart and married a lady far lovelier and higher born than himself. To that, the Spice King replies that every lady was far lovelier and higher born than his grandfather. He then asks if his servants haven’t offered her something to drink or eat, and complains that they have not.

Daenerys says that no servant can bring her what she wants: the Seven Kingdoms. The Spice King says he cannot give her what he does not have. But she wants him for his ships to cross the narrow sea. The Spice King says he needs his ships as well, to take spices from one port to another. Daenerys offers to repay him three times over what he gives her when she retakes the Iron Throne. He questions the use of “retake”, noting that if she has not sat on the throne herself, she means to take it, not retake it.

The Spice King’s position is that he is a trader, and he judges all trades on their merits. He does not doubt her honesty or intentions, but before she can repay him she must seize the Seven Kingdoms… and she has no army, nor any allies whom have ever met her or know of her. She insists the people will rise for their rightful queen when she returns. He apologizes, but says he cannot invest on the basis of wishes and dreams.

Daenerys asks if he knows Illyrio Mopatis, and he says he does. She notes that he gave her three dragon eggs, believed to be petrified over the ages, but that she dreamed they would hatch if she carried them into a fire. Her own people thought her mad… but when the fires did burn out, three dragons were in the world and she was unhurt. She is the Mother of Dragons, she tells him, and her dreams come true.

The Spice King nods at that and says he admires her passion, but in business it’s logic, not passion, that matters. He walks away as she protests that she’s Daenerys Stormborn, of the old blood of Valyria, and with fire and blood she will take what is hers. He agrees with her as he walks up the steps… but she will not be doing it with his ships.

At Harrenhal, Arya is clearing the table when she sees a letter mentioning Robb has been left on the table. Then Tywin walks in and asks her who taught her to read. She says her father, and he replies that he taught Jaime to read. The maester came one day to say that Jaime wasn’t learning, that he couldn’t make sense of the letters and that this was an affliction that the maester knew of but that there was nothing to do. Tywin refused to accept it and sat Jaime down for four hours a day until he learned. Jaime hated him for it, for a long time… but he learned.

Tywin asks about Arya’s father, and she says he’s dead, a stonemason. He wonders at that—stonemasons don’t often read. She says he taught himself. When he asks what killed him, she says it was loyalty. He looks at her, and then remarks that she’s a sharp little thing. Arya starts to ask a question, and then stops herself and tells him she shouldn’t have asked. He agrees, but as she already began, he’ll permit it.

She asks if he knew his father. He did, he says, he grew up with him and he watched him grow old. As he sits by the fire, Arya grabs the letter while he tells her that his father loved him and his siblings, that he was a good man, but he was a weak man who nearly destroyed the Lannister family and its name. He then complains he’s cold. She takes the letter away as she promises to fetch wood for the fire.

She reads the letter on the walls, which reveals Tywin is sending ten thousand men west past the Tooth, that the troops should join the recipient by the end of the week, and that they have reports Robb Stark is moving south down the coast. It seems clear from the letter that Tywin is trying to trap Robb against the coast. Arya rushes down, looking for someone—perhaps Jaqen to ask him to get a warning to Robb—when she runs into Amory Lorch. He asks where she’s going, and she claims that Tywin sent her to the armory. He sees the letter in her hand and asks why she has it, and she replies that he gave it to her to deliver to the armory. Lorch opens the letter and is suspicious, and says that they’ll go to Tywin. Arya runs, and he chases after, telling men to get out of her way. Eventually she loses him.

Then, seeing him heading back towards Tywin’s hall, she runs and finds Jaqen among the other guards. She tells him to kill Amory Lorch, and he agrees. When she insists it must be done immediately, he replies that it must happen in its own time, until she explains that it must be now. He gives her a look…

Lorch walks into Tywin’s hall… and immediately collapses, dead, with a poisoned dart in his neck.

In the westerlands, Robb Stark walks through his camp as his men greet him, holding the spoils of war in the form of Lannister armor and banners. Robb sees Talisa writing on a chest, and he goes up to her, greeting her as Lady Talisa. She replies she’s not sure she’s a lady—Westerosi customs are foreign to her—but he notes that if a woman is of noble birth, she’s always a lady, unless she’s a queen or a princess. She asks how he’s sure she’s of noble birth, and he says it’s obvious.

She suggests her father sold lace on the Long Bridge, and she and her mother lived above his shop… and he says that’d be a lie. She admits it is, finally. Talisa asks if they’ll be there for long, but he says he can’t discuss troop movements with her. She insists she’s not a spy, and he notes—clearly with humor—that a spy would deny that they’re a spy. She changes tack and tells him that she is indeed a spy, and was just now writing a letter informing Lord Tywin of Robb’s movements. They smile at one another, and then Robb asks Talisa to join him, if she has time.

Then Catelyn arrives, with Brienne looming behind her. Robb embraces his other, and then introduces her to Lady Talisa, who reveals her last name is Maegyr. Talisa says it’s uncommon in Westeros, but it’s an old name in Volantis before she excuses herself. Catelyn sees how Robb is watching her as she leaves. When Robb tells his mother that he missed her, she replies wryly that he looks practically forlorn. He protests that he was surprised, that’s all.

Catelyn then tells him that she wishes he was free to follow his heart, but he’s inherited his father’s responsibilities and he’s promised to another, part of a debt that must be repaid. Robb says he knows, when Lord Roose Bolton enters and informs them that there’s news from Winterfell.

Meantime, beyond the Wall, Jon finds that Qhorin and the others aren’t waiting for him where they were. Ygritte offers to show him where to go, but he refuses and says they’ll stay where they are. He starts tying her up as she complains that there’s no shelter where they are, and he replies that there’s no shelter anywhere, which she denies. He ignores her as she urges him at least to light a fire to keep warm, but he again refuses. He pushes her down to lie on the ground, bound, and moves away from her when she tells him that they’ll be warmer if they stay close. He ignores her, and she says he’ll freeze to death before she does.

After a look, he lies down next to her. She asks if he thinks Qhorin is looking for him and if they’ll find him. He says yes, and she replies that he’s brave—stupid, but brave. He insists they’ll move at first light and tells her to sleep. She considers that… and then begins to move her hips, claiming she’s trying to get comfortable. He tells her to stop it, but she does it again and claims she didn’t realize that time. She smiles, amused, as he tries to sleep.

At Robb’s camp, Robb is reading a letter and says it can’t be true. Bolton responds that it is, that there have been ravens from White Harbor, Barrowton, and the Dreadfort, all with the same news that Theon has seized Winterfell. Robb asks about his brothers, but Bolton has no news of them… though he does know that Ser Rodrik Cassel is dead.  Catelyn turns to Robb and angrily tells him that she warned him not to trust a Greyjoy. Robb stands up, saying he must go north immediately. Bolton insists that he still has a war to fight. Robb asks how can he be a king if he can’t hold his own castle.

Roose Bolton notes that Robb is a king… and that means he doesn’t have to do everything himself. Catelyn tells Robb to send her north to speak with Theon, but Robb refuses—there’ll be no talking, that Theon will die for what he’s done.. Roose Bolton then notes that Theon holds the castle with a skeleton crew, and that he can send word to his bastard at the Dreadfort to raise a few hundred men and take back the castle by the new moon. Bolton emphasizes that the Lannisters are on the run, and if Robb marches now he’ll lose what he gained, while his son will be honored to bring Robb the head of Theon Greyjoy. Robb accepts that, telling Bolton to make sure his son is aware that the safety of Bran and Rickon is paramount… and he wants Theon brought to him alive, so he can look him in the eye, ask him why he did what he did, and then take his head himself.

At Winterfell, Osha is led into Theon’s bedchamber—the Stark lord’s chambers—when Theon asks why he should trust her. She insists she’s not lying, but he says wildlings are liars and savages with no loyalty. She insists she hates the Starks as much as he does, and wants to serve him. He refuses to put a spear in her hands, so how else can she serve? She says there’s other ways to do that. He wonders what that means, and she starts to open her gown to bare her breasts as she tells him that Free Folk know “things”, savage things. 
Theon stares at her and then tells the ironman who brought her in to wait outside. Once he’s gone, Osha takes off the gown entirely. She covers herself and says it comes at a price—and he replies that her price is not being killed. She says she already has that… but what she wants is her freedom. He agrees, if she serves him well.

In King’s Landing, Shae is tending to a cut on Sansa’s brow. Sansa says that she thought they were going to kill her, and they hated her for no reason. Shae says that of course he did—her horse ate better than his children. She tells them that she would have given them food if she had it, and that she hates the king more than any of them, but Shae grabs her and warns her not to say such things because the wrong people might hear her. Sansa grabs her hand and says Shae isn’t the right people, and Shae pulls away, warning her to not trust anyone because life is safer that way.

Back at Theon’s bedchamber, the satiated prince is fast asleep when Osha wakes and quietly climbs out of bed, picks up her clothes, and sneaks out. Outside in the castle, one of the ironborn guards stops her, wondering where she’s going. Osha informs him that she has something from Theon: her, that Theon has sent her around to make sure the men are kept “warm”. They start to kiss… and she pulls a knife, slitting his throat. He dies, and she whistles twice, which brings Rickon out from hiding, as well as Hodor with Bran on his back, and the direwolves Shaggydog and Summer.

In Qarth, Daenerys complains to Xaro that the Spice King refused her as a bad investment, the Silk King denies her because the Lannisters are his best customers, and the Copper King will give her a single ship if she lies with him for a night. Disgusted, Daenerys wonders if he thinks she’d whore herself for a boat. Xaro notes that when he came to Qarth, he had nothing, sleeping by the docks and eating only when he found work. Now he is the richest man in Qarth… and wonders if Daenerys thinks the path from poverty to wealth is always pure and honorable? He tells her that he’s done many things that righteous men might condemn, but there he is, with no regrets. He opens the door to his palace…

... and they find his guards slain, their throats slit. Xaro calls for the gates to be closed and the bells to be rung, as Daenerys rushes ahead to her chamber, where she finds some of her Dothraki murdered as well. In her own room, Daenerys finds the dragons gone, their cages empty… and Irri lies on the ground, dead. Daenerys runs to her first, and then screams, wanting to know where her dragons are.

Elsewhere in Qarth, a lone figure robed in white carries a great wooden cage, inside of which we see the tails of two dragons. He walks up steps towards a large, looming tower: the House of the Undying of Qarth.