GAME OF THRONES: Plot Summaries For Episodes 5-7 Released

GAME OF THRONES: Plot Summaries For Episodes 5-7 Released

HBO has just released the plot summaries for episodes 5, 6, & 7. Big things are on the way including Jon's new mission, Stannis' new strategy, a Brienne/Pod team-up & a Tyrion-Tywin face-off. Check it out! Also, check out a video of Ned Stark himself, Sean Bean, reacting to the Purple Wedding!

Season 4 Episode 5: “First of His Name”
SUNDAY, MAY 4 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Cersei (Lena Headey) and Tywin (Charles Dance) plot the Crown’s next move. Dany (Emilia Clarke) discusses future plans. Jon (Kit Harington) embarks on a new mission. Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Michelle MacLaren.

Season 4 Episode 6: “The Laws of Gods and Men”
SUNDAY, MAY 11 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) 
Stannis (Stephen Dillane) and Davos (Liam Cunningham) set sail with a new strategy. Dany meets with supplicants. Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) faces down his father in the throne room. Written by Bryan Cogman; directed by Alik Sakharov.
Season 4 Episode 7: “Mockingbird”
SUNDAY, MAY 18 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) 
Tyrion enlists an unlikely ally. Daario (Michiel Huisman) entreats Dany to allow him to do what he does best. Jon’s warnings about the Wall’s vulnerability fall on deaf ears. Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) follows a new lead on the road with Pod (Daniel Portman). Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Alik Sakharov.

In the wake of the Red Wedding, how does the North pick up the pieces and with their greatest enemy seemingly crushed, where does that leave the Lannisters. Daenerys Targaryen now has an army but is she ready to take back her homeland. Does Jon Snow turn south to seek revenge or remember his duty along the Wall?

Game of Thrones returns April 27.

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ManofSteel23 - 4/22/2014, 2:49 PM
These make it sound [frick]ing boring, but we all know it won't be
Kyos - 4/22/2014, 3:02 PM
"Brienne follows a new lead on the road with Pod."

Dat duo! :D
GoldSlayer1 - 4/22/2014, 3:04 PM
i dont know if this is in the books or not, but i heard some theories online that Jon Snow is actually the nephew of ned stark, and the son of robert baratheon, and that Robert and ned stark's sister had a baby during the war.

Anyway, im really loving the show. I especially liked dany segment at the end of the last episode.
airbeyonder18 - 4/22/2014, 3:04 PM
I'm excited!

Team Danarayes!
captainireland - 4/22/2014, 3:09 PM
Sean Bean's reaction in that was gas. Yeah, these aren't the best written descriptions but I'm sure it'll be more exciting on screen.
TheAstoundingMan - 4/22/2014, 3:15 PM
Better that they keep it vague. They know they have the audience, this way they can keep those people guessing, even those that have read the books.
TheAmarilloBlack - 4/22/2014, 3:17 PM

More likely Jon Snow is the son of Lyanna Stark (Ned's Sister) and Rhaegar Targaryen (Dany's oldest brother), not sure she'd ask Ned to keep him a secret if he was King Robert's son and true heir to the throne.
JimmyCorrigan - 4/22/2014, 3:17 PM
@Goldslayer : that's definitely not in the books! at least not yet...
TheAmarilloBlack - 4/22/2014, 3:17 PM
(he wouldn't have been heir to the throne yet but his heir nonetheless)
TheBeard - 4/22/2014, 3:18 PM
He ain't Roberts son

He's Rhaegar Targaryen's with Lyanna Stark
TheAmarilloBlack - 4/22/2014, 3:19 PM
TheBeard has spokened.
GoldSlayer1 - 4/22/2014, 3:20 PM
yeah but if that was the case, wouldn't Jon have lighter hair?
his hair is awfully dark for him to be part targaryen.

Although if he's not targaryen, how about a Jon and Dany hook up?
Them two ruling throne, Bran worging a dragon, and jon riding it.
JimmyCorrigan - 4/22/2014, 3:22 PM
GOT has been the best show by far these last 2 years. FAR ABOVE DC and MARVEL stuff. Adapting great sagas seems the way to write great series. I hope it'll set an example!
Bloodraven - 4/22/2014, 3:24 PM
Good man, Sean Bean!
TheAmarilloBlack - 4/22/2014, 3:24 PM

The father's genes aren't always dominant when it comes t hair but you have a point. It still hasn't been fleshed out but the fact that she had him and made Ned not tell anyone would denote that he's Rhaegar's bastard.

If he's not a Targaryen I'm all for a true meeting of fire and ice! lol hell, even if he is! lmao! It is Thrones!
Emjeed - 4/22/2014, 3:27 PM
@Godslayer it's most likely that he's the son of lyanna stark and rhaeger targaryen. Targaryens have a dragon ad their symbol, which is associated with fire. Starks of the north have the direwolf (however you spell it) and are associated with the cold (ice). So Jon Snow is essentially the product of that coupling. The "song" of fire and ice. Also, the title of the final book which was pulled a few years ago was "A time for wolves". You can see why the title was pulled. Pretty spoilerish.
GoldSlayer1 - 4/22/2014, 3:27 PM
lmao good point, i guess it doesn't matter if they're related or not in GoT.
TheBeard - 4/22/2014, 3:28 PM
Targaryens do incest

wouldn't matter if they are related
Carl - 4/22/2014, 3:30 PM
JOn snow is neds brothers son with ashra dayne
GoldSlayer1 - 4/22/2014, 3:33 PM
Well i think it seems pretty clear that Jon is not Ned's son.
problem is, how will do show let jon know that? both his biological parents, and guardian parents are dead.

Maybe one of bran's vision dreams?
TheBeard - 4/22/2014, 3:34 PM
Maybe Dany will want a "pure blood" Targaryen heir for the iron throne when/if she conquers Westeros, and get it with Jon. Guess we will find out when G.R.R.Martin gets off his lazy old ass and finishes the last two books.

BoomTubeB - 4/22/2014, 3:39 PM
GoldSlayer1 - 4/22/2014, 3:41 PM
looked on Amazon the books are about $7-$8.

I dont like reading much when it comes to books (always hated it in school cause i found them boring) but i may consider getting a GoT book.
TheAmarilloBlack - 4/22/2014, 3:47 PM

Give it a go! Reading is fundamental! Don't do like Dinklege and get confused, tho!
BoomTubeB - 4/22/2014, 3:50 PM
BoomTubeB - 4/22/2014, 3:51 PM
Gaebora - 4/22/2014, 3:52 PM
Jon's dark Stark-like looks shouldn't be problematic. Rhaenys Targaryen, daughter of Rhaegar Targaryen and Elia Martell, had brown hair and basically looked like her mother, a Martell from Dorne. So, if Rhaenys took after her mother in appearance, so could Jon.
Enki - 4/22/2014, 4:55 PM
@Boom TubeB, about Jamie, well it's already happening.
beto - 4/22/2014, 5:20 PM
Hodor is actually Aegon Targaryen
Carl - 4/22/2014, 6:23 PM
man, non readers are so clueless
Carl - 4/22/2014, 6:24 PM
(just like the walking dead)
NoPhucksGiven - 4/22/2014, 10:26 PM
Sean Beans voice gets me every time.
Spock0Clock - 4/22/2014, 10:29 PM
Basically, this is Dany's storyline for the rest of the season.

"He's Rhaegar Targaryen's with Lyanna Stark"

I've heard this theory before from a lot of people who read the books and some who just watch the show, but none of them have ever been able to explain how a fair-haired, purple-eyed Targaryan and a dark-haired gray-eyed Stark could sire a black-haired brown-eyed son. Especially when a major plot point of the first season/book is that all Baratheons have black hair. It's even reinforced in the show by Catelyn talking about Jon's "brown stranger's eyes". I'm not saying it's impossible that Jon is Rhaegar's son, just that it would contradict some very well-established rules of inheritance of the Game of Thrones universe. The Seed is, after all, Strong.

Personally, I think either Jon is Robert's son (presumably by Lyanna, though that's not certain) or possibly Aegon (there is a whole conspiracy theory down that rabbit hole, but suffice it to say a Targaryan and Dornish woman could potentially produce a boy that looks like Jon).

Because so much of the history of Robert's Rebellion is so vague, it's hard to say for certain. As far as the canon goes at this moment I think it's much more likely than him being Rhaegar's. All we know for certain about Lyanna's death is that she died in a tower in the mountains of Dorne, and asked Ned to promise her something. People assume that she died as an immediate result or childbirth, but that is an assumption (it is said she that a fever took her strength, but that she died in a bed of blood).

Could she have asked Ned to hide her newborn infant child fathered by Rhaegar from Robert? Sure. Could she have asked Ned to hide her one year-old child fathered by Robert from Robert? Sure. Is all of this intentionally mysterious and impossible to say for sure, absolutely.

***While checking my facts for this post, I discovered that Robert Baratheon actually had blue-eyes instead of brown, as I had always thought. This pushes me more toward him being Aegon (somehow) or that Jon's origin lies... somewhere else entirely. It's precisely GRRM's style to lay enough mystery and red herrings to get the fans obsessed with something that is completely inconsequential. In the end, Jon may just be an ordinary bastard.
Spock0Clock - 4/22/2014, 10:36 PM
As I was rereading my post, two thoughts occur.

1: What was Oberyn Martell doing during that year or so when Lyanna was holed up in the mountains of Dorne? I think I'm going to add "Oberyn + Lyanna = Jon" to my list of possible solutions. Seducing the love of Rhaegar's life while he's away out of revenge for spurning his sister is precisely Oberyn's style.

2: That gif is a hell of a lot more distracting and tasteless than I thought it would be when I first posted it. Still love it, though.

nowtheresaBATman - 4/22/2014, 11:03 PM
Howland Reed was at the Tower of Joy w/ Stark the day Lyanna died & The Promise was made . He's still alive. If anybody has any clues about anything it'd be him.
Gaebora - 4/22/2014, 11:30 PM

I guess, you still have a lot of fact checking ahead of you... Jon Snow is described as having dark BROWN hair and GREY eyes. Different characters comment about the fact, how much he looks like a Stark all the time. Especially, since most of his "siblings" take more after their mother and look like Tullys.
So, Jon has the same eye- and hair-colour as Lyanna Stark. He doesn't look like a Baratheon, he doesn't look like a Martell, he also doesn't look like a Targaryen. He looks like a Stark. Hence it's pretty safe to assume, that one of his parents is a Stark. Most of the evidence simply points towards R+L=J. Rhaegar's "abduction" of Lyanna, the whole Tower of Joy incident, Ned's promise to his dying sister... And of course Jon's looks pretty much confirm, that one os his parents is of Stark-blood. Indeed, the seed is strong.

Your theorys, how Jon might be Aegon, a Martell or a Baratheon not only lack any evidence whatsoever, they mostly contradict evidence. Aegon for example (son of Rhaegar an Elia) had the typical Targ-look, fair hair and purple eyes.
Klone - 4/23/2014, 12:13 AM
One thing that sorta kinda maybe backs up R+L=J is how apparently GRRM tells all the actors something about their characters that no one else knows and in episode 2 when Jon questioned Eddard on his mother's whereabouts, the way Bean played out the reaction, having Eddard getting emotional and teary eyed, was on the spot. I know this is really grasping, but yeah, you can put two and two together.
Spock0Clock - 4/23/2014, 1:06 AM
(It's certainly been a while since I read the books and I'll freely admit to being open to error on details. The show is much fresher in my mind.) Per the Wiki on Fire and Ice: "Jon has a lean build, with dark brown hair and grey eyes so dark they border on black.", but in the show Catelyn described Jon's eyes as brown (and Kit Harrington's are). It seemed to me still to be a crucial detail that they are highlighting in that scene. Seeing as it conflicts with the books, maybe not so crucial. :)

Let me reiterate the last point I made in my post, because I did meander a bit. Jon's parentage may very well be Stark, but my reservations were and are really about him being Targaryan (even if I indulged in some wilder Aegon speculation). Every Targaryan is described with various fantastical traits. Purple eyes, eerily pale hair, etc. I just doubt Jon fits the bill.

You never actually cited evidence contradicts the idea that Jon is Lyanna and Robert's or Oberyn's son, though. Just because he looks like a Stark doesn't mean he couldn't be a Baratheon or a Martell. (Honestly: "dark brown hair and dark-gray-bordering-on-black eyes" falls completely in line with what I would imagine a Stark/Martell pairing would look like.)

You're saying "he doesn't look like a Targaryan, or a Martell (please explain how)or a Baratheon, so... the evidence points toward him being a Targaryan". If you applied the same skepticism toward R+L=J as you did toward Robert or a Martell, you'd reject it just as flatly. The historical evidence you're talking about is all supremely fluid. The books only ever refer to the events of that period in passing, and never with complete authority that makes it clear what exactly is canon. Her promise has been kept intentionally vague by GRRM, and could be about literally anything. It's just the fan echo chamber that has made the R+L=J theory so damned common-to-universal. And frankly it irritates me that every fan speculation about Jon entirely neglects the elephant in the room: that maybe he actually is Ned's bastard.

Now, go ahead and tell me how much of this post I got wrong. :)
Gaebora - 4/23/2014, 3:02 AM

Well, first of all, i hope, I didn't come off as to much of a smartass in my last post ;)

I was just referring to the books, I didn't even know or check what colours Kit Harrington's eyes are. But yeah, the Targs lack their purple eyes on the show aswell, so I guess, we should not take those things as cannon ;)

Regarding your reservations about Jon being a Targ: Not every Targ sports those "fantastical" elements. Rhaenys Targaryen for example, daughter of Rhaegar and Elia Martell, looked nothing like a Targ, but had the brown hair and brown eyes of her mother. Also, the silver hair and purple eyes aren't really a fantastical element in that world, they aren't even traits that are exclusive to the Targ family. They are traits of the people of old Valyria and quite common on the eastern continent. In Lys for example you can find brothels filled with silver-haired and purple-eyed whores ;) Slaves with those features are also not uncommen there.
Some readers often think, that the Targs possess other mythical traits like being fire-resistent, but that has been denied by Martin himself and he should know.

The only thing, that we can deduce from Jon looks, is that one of his parents is highly likely to be a Stark and that he can't be Aegon. This was the point I was trying to make. I didn't say, that he can't have a Baratheon, Martell or Targ parent, I just pointed out, that we can't tell any one of those based on Jon's looks. He looks like a Stark, nothing else. Therefore I don't base R+L=J on Jon's looks (as I said, he doesn't have Targ features, just Stark). It's other circumstantial evidence that leads me to that conclusion.

By the way, when i read the books, i stayed away from message-boards and wikis as far as possible to avoid spoilers. R+L=J was something i concluded myself only to later find out, that it's basically the most wide-known and popular theory in the entire fandom... There was no echo-chamber, for me anyways.

Regarding your speculation of Robert or Oberyn a potential fathers... When and how should that have taken place? The last time we know, that Robert and Lyanna had been around in the same area, was the tourney at Harrenhall, 2-3 years before Eddard returned to Winterfell with a newborn (!) Jon Snow. Also, Lyanna was never really keen on the marriage with Robert, given his reputation as a womanizer.

And Oberyn... Sorry, but that is just a bit of a crackpot-speculation in my eyes ;) There is no evidence for that whatsoever. During the rebellion, Lyanna was secretly hidden away, guarded by knights of the kingsguard, among them Ser Arthur Dayne... It seems highly unlikely to me, that, during a huge war, Oberyn would have found the secret hiding place of Lyanna, snuk in, unnoticed by the most formidable knight in all of Westeros, [frick]ed Lyanna to basiacally just get back at Rhaegar for hurting his sister's feelings, and snuk out again unnoticed.

Now for the elephant... Sure, Jon could be Ned's son. He could be the son of Eddard and Ashara Dayne for example... Although there would still be timeline-issues, if that conception should have taken place during the tourney at Harrenhall...

In my eyes, if Jon is truely the son of Rhaegar and Lyanna, all the evidence falls into place. But I guess, in the eyes of some readers, that all seems to convinient and they expect another huge twist on Martin's part.

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