As Jon Snow and Tormund prepare for their journey, Alliser once again voices his disapproval of Jon's mission. Sam hugs Jon and hands him several dragonglass daggers. Is this is a sign Jon will face a White Walker?
Later that night, Maester Aemon passes away. Sam performs the eulogy stating, "He was the blood of the dragon, but now his fire has gone out." Alliser cruelly tells Sam he's losing all his friends.
When Sam discovers a couple of his "brothers" harassing Gilly, he attempts to fight them off but is badly beaten. Luckily, Ghost arrives and scares the nasty men off. Gilly tends to Sam's wounds and makes him promise to take care of baby Sam. Gilly makes love to a surprised, yet pleased Samwell Tarly.
At Winterfell, Sansa begs for Theon's help in escaping. She hands him a candle telling him to light it in the highest tower. Unfortunately, Theon/Reek informs Ramsay instead and gives his master the candle. The old servant woman that tried to help Sansa was flayed and Ramsay forced his wife to look on in horror.
Stannis remains steadfast, informing Davos they will not retreat despite the fact their horses are freezing to death. Melisandre assures Stannis this is the right move, she's seen the Bolton defeat in the flames. However, she reminds him a royal sacrifice is required for victory. Stannis would never sacrifice his own daughter, would he?
In Dorne, Jaime tells Myrcella she must return with him to King's Landing, explaining her life is in danger. The young girl is too in love with Trystane Martell to listen to her uncle/father.
The Sand Snakes flirt with Bronn while in their cells. We soon learn he had been poisoned by Tyene's dagger during their scuffle. As Bronn grows visibly sicker, he strikes a bargain with the Sand Snake for the antidote. Tyene spared his life, but Bronn now owes the young woman a favor. When will she decide to collect?
Lady Olenna confronts the High Sparrow and pleads for the release of her grandchildren. The High Sparrow refuses her offer of riches stating, "The gods demand justice." Though the Queen of Thorns threatens the man, he remains unintimidated. She later meets privately with Littlefinger and the two join forces against the Faith Militant.
Though Cersei is proud of the clever way she manipulated the High Sparrow into arresting Queen Margaery, she pretends otherwise with her son. Cersei promises Tommen she will speak to the High Sparrow. She might have the innocent boy fooled, but Margaery is well aware Cersei is behind all of this.
Elsewhere, Jorah and Tyrion are sold at a slave auction. Luckily, their new owner's slaves are led to a small fighting pit Dany happens to be visiting.
Jorah forces his way into the arena and battles while disguised, easily defeating all his opponents. Dany seems very impressed until Jorah removes his helmet and she realizes who the warrior is. Jorah pleads with his Queen, informing her he's brought her a gift. Tyrion rushes out of the holding area and presents himself to Dany saying "I am the gift. It's a pleasure to meet you, your grace. My name is Tyrion Lannister."
In the final moments of the installment, Cersei meets with the High Sparrow. The man goes on to talk of Lancel, who has fully unburdened himself of his sins; not a good thing for Cersei. She instantly realizes what is going on and attempts to flee, but is arrested and thrown in a cell.