The episode begins with Bronn and Jaime surface gasping from the river. Jaime is worried about what three dragons can do having seen one in action. On the battle front, the Tyrion walks through the burnt wreckage, prisoners are gathered in front of Daenerys and her dragon. She asks the remnants of the Lannister army to bend a knee or die, Drogon encourages them with a roar. Lord Tarly is defiant, his son Dickon also refuses. Tyrion tries to get Daenerys to show some mercy but she orders Drogon to flame the two. The rest of the prisoners kneel quickly.

Back at the King’s Landing, Jaime then reveals Olenna Tyrell killed Joffrey, Cersei accepts the logical truth. Drogon approaches Jon Snow, nervous he touches the snout, the beast relaxes. Dany gets off, she reports her victory. She asks about the knife in the heart, he changes the subject. Jorah Mormont arrives, Jon is introduced, Dany and Jorah hug.

Bran wargs into a raven and flies over the wall with a flock, they find the advancing wights. Bran wakes and says they need to send a raven.The Archmaester reads the warning from Bran but is doubtful with the other Maesters. Sam suggests they take it seriously and do something but the others laugh it off.

Back at Dragonstone, Varys and Tyrion share a drink, Varys remembers Aegon Targaryen and his cruel rule, he urges Tyrion to get her to stop the burnings. Jon gets his message, he takes it to Dany’s Council. They plan to capture a Wight to show Cersei, Tyrion is to convince Jaime a truce is needed, Davos will get Tyrion into Kings Landing, Jorah will help bring the Wight. Jon will lead the mission beyond the Wall. Meanwhile, the North Lords grumble to Sansa about Jon’s absence, she settles them down. Arya complains afterward that Sansa let some insults go and some heads should roll, she suggests Sansa wouldn’t mind if Jon didn’t return.

Cersei reveals she is pregnant with Jaime. Gendry meets Jon Snow and the two talk of meeting their respective fathers, Gendry will go north with them. Tyrion wishes Jorah luck and gives the lucky coin from their earlier travels. Snow, Mormont, Davos and Gendry leave by their launch.

Arya watches and spies on Littlefinger’s activities. A man brings a document to his door, Baelish thanks him then leaves. Arya picks his door lock and enters his room. She searches. She finds a tiny scroll under the mattress, signed by Sansa. Leaving the room, Baelish watches from a dark alcove with a devious smile.

Snow’s Group arrives at the EastWatch Castle. They brief Tormund on their mission. Tormund shows them three prisoners, the Hound, Dondarrion and Thoros. After some back and forth about old slights the small group agree to work together. Davos will stay behind. The gate raises and the team ventures north into the snows. The episode ends as they look for their wight, to make everyone believe in the terror beyond the wall.