As the Stark and Lannister armies prepare for their first battle against each other, Tyrion leads his barbarian allies into battle while
Robb and Catelyn make a deal with Lord Frey to help them in their war.
With Drogo dying from his infected wound, Daenerys goes to desperate measures to save her husband’s life by using Mirri’s blood magic, much to the Dothrakis’ horror.
Aemon reveals his identity as a Targaryen, and the price of loyalty, to Jon, who worries about events outside of the Wall.
Ned makes a deal with the Lannisters by making a false confession and accepting Joffrey as the rightful King in order to save his daughters’ lives; but Joffrey has him executed regardless.