Desperate to protect the life of her newborn child, a fading Lyanna pleaded with Ned to promise her that he would keep her son safe, and his true heritage hidden from Robert as he had been Rhaegar's most bitter enemy. Later, the leaders of the mutiny are rounded up for execution. While Dany is watching over her dragons, she is joined by Jon. He was loved by his father and siblings, was never hungry or poor, lived in his father's castle, and had a noble's upbringing.
Melisandre then performs a ritual with Jon's body: cleaning his wounds, cutting some of his hair, trimming his beard, and burning it in the fire, all while chanting in. However, rather than disfiguring him, characters within the narrative point out that they think it makes him ruggedly handsome. Over in Braavos, Ayra is back at the canals, shilling shucked shells of mollusks and bivalves.
Inside one of those tents, the Red Priestess, Melisandre, startles and runs outside, just in time to watch as the camp is set on fire. Tents, men, and horses are set ablaze. He no longer has the ability to finish the march to Winterfell. Nor does he have the will or supplies to retreat back to The Wall. The king is staring at his daughter, Shireen. Things are not looking good for the sweet girl with the greyscale scars. Up north, at the wall, Jon Snow and the rest of the Hardhome survivors are approaching the gate that leads to Castle Black. Inside the castle, Jon tells Samwell Tarly that he feels like a failure because so many died at Hardhome. Sam disagrees, pointing out all of the wildings he was able to save from the Whitewalkers and get to resettle in the North. The Wall has become a very dangerous place for Jon. This is a job for a messenger boy, not the hand of the king. Davos says as much, but is rebuffed by Stannis. Instead, Davos visits Shireen and offers her a gift. Davos kisses her goodbye. Far from the snow, in Dorne, Jamie Lannister is called to court, where he meets with Prince Doran. Doran presses Jamie on why he snuck into Dorne without announcing his arrival. This is the first Doran has heard of the message, and he stares daggers at Ellaria, who pretends not to notice. The younger Nym shows some serious psych-out ability and a hard right cross when she smacks her sister across the face. But it comes with one condition; a sharp elbow to the face from the massive royal guard, Areo Hotah. Everyone but Bronn seems to see this as a fair resolution. Over in Braavos, Ayra is back at the canals, shilling shucked shells of mollusks and bivalves. In a show with hundreds of named characters, you remember his because Arya incessantly chanted it — along with the Hound, the Mountain, and Cersei — as she settled in to sleep every night. Trant also seems to notice Arya. Compound interest has never taken this ominous a turn. Later that night, Trant and a couple of guards make their way to a brothel. Arya heads inside, too, still selling oysters. Through a window, she watches as the detestable Trant asks the madam for an underaged prostitute. She then wanders off to mock Jamie, calling out his incestuous relationship with Cersei. For two seasons, Ellaria has shown no sign of quit. Is this newfound sense of defeat a ruse? We head back north to the war cap. Shireen is playing with her new toy stag when Stannis enters her tent. At this, she begs to help her father and hugs him. In the next scene, Shireen is led to an unlit pyre and tied to its post. Melisandre prays as Shireen cries for her mother, then shrieks in agony as the fire consumes her. The entire camp watches as a little girl is sacrificed to the red god. Daenerys sits in the royal box as a tardy Hizdahr zo Loraq joins her. Husband, wife, sellsword Daario Naharis, and advisor Tyrion Lannister banter through the first match. The chatter stops when the second match starts and Jorah Mormont salutes his queen. Stunned, Daenerys gives the signal and the fight begins. Things start badly for Jorah, which, in a fighting pit, is a serious problem. But he gets the better of his axe-wielding opponent, stabbing him in the heart with a dagger. Tyrion urges Dany to end the fight, but she does nothing. He kills his newest foe, wheels, and flings the spear toward the royal box, impaling a masked intruder standing behind the queen. This was a Son of the Harpy. The real death match in the fighting pit is about to start. The Sons are actually legion in the stadium, and bedlam ensues as they start killing spectators and guards alike. Hizdahr, whom Daario and maybe even Dany suspected was in league with the Sons, is one of the first stabbed to death. But the gates out of the stadium are shut, and more Sons pour into the arena. Dany closes her eyes and waits for her guards to fall. Then she hears it. The screech of a dragon. Just like that, Sons are set ablaze and torn apart. In the midst of all this chaos, Dany crosses the pits to Drogon, stands firm as he rages in front of her, and then climbs on his back. With a word of old Valyrian, she commands him to fly. The 50 best summer blockbuster movies.