Synopsis: Rules are broken at Craster’s keep and Daenerys hands over one of her dragons for the Unsullied army.
My thoughts: The remaining Crows are sick of Craster and their leader for being in the situation that they are in. Because they are at their wits end, they attack Craster. In this holy crap moment, not only have the Crows killed Craster, but they kill their boss. In a heroic and insane move, Samwell goes to rescue one of Craster’s daughter’s and his grandson. Let’s pray for these three.
Jaime is a shadow of himself now that he has lost his fighting hand (which he is forced to wear around his neck), but he still tries to defend himself. The only person that is taking pity on him is Brienne. She urges him to stay strong to exact revenge, but when he whines she chastises him and that pushes him. This is a love-match, I’m telling you.
We also learn the truth about the extent of Lord Varys past and what he did in order to exact revenge on the sorcerer that tortured him as a child, which he uses as a lesson for Tyrion. But, Varys also learns that Littlefinger may have a plan for Sansa. Afterwards he goes to speak to Margaery’s Mom about Sansa. He tells her that Littlefinger has aspirations to become a king and Sansa is the key to his aspirations. Later on, Margaery approaches Sansa and tells her that once she is Queen, she will marry Sansa off to her brother and she can move to Highgarden. You see the conflict arising, don’t you? Too many people are looking out for Sansa and that just means she will get shafted in the end.
Podrick is still the talk of the town… where is the full frontal?
Joffrey continues to childishly woo Margaery. She in turn tries to make him become more extroverted as a King; this causes Cersei to be wary. She then goes to her father to see what the progress is in the search for Jaime. She then expresses her wariness of Margaery, but he throws it back into her face. He stated what we all thought, you suck as a Mother.
Greyjoy realizes that his true father was Ned Stark and since his passing he has made the worst decisions possible, of course he is then led back to his prison to be further tortured. Such is the luck for this guy, whose story-line should be done with already.
Regarding the youngest of the Starks, Bram tries his vision quest again and fails. Arya and the Brotherhood try Sandor for his crimes and he will have to fight for his life.
Finally, we learned the truth about why you should be afraid of women in power. Daenerys handed over her beloved dragon and got the whip. She then commands her army to kill everyone, but the children and to free the slaves. Her dragon kills the former leader of the Unsullied. Once the ashes have settled, she tells her army that those that no longer want to fight are free to leave, but she asks them if they will they fight for her and they back her…. She has her army. This is war.
Next time: Tywin makes new demands on his son, Tyrion.