And then he has an excuse to run away, because one of the older recruits shoves him off. Then that older recruit turns out to be the armorer's apprentice. You remember, Robert's oldest bastard? He recognizes the sword as being castle-forged steel. But he's not that concerned with it, because he cares more about his own problems. He says that his master got tired of him and shipped him off. Yoren announces that it's a thousand leagues from there to the Wall. And, in case everybody forgot, winter is coming. And off they go! Arya glances back, but I think she's eyeing the guys in the cage, not the city. I think it would be more poetic if she was looking at the city, but I guess she has to keep her mind on business.
Lord Commander Mormont clearly knows that Jon Snow ran away last night. But he's back, so everything's fine. Lots of recruits run away for a night, although I have to assume they're mostly like Samwell, not Jon. And at least he wasn't out whoring it up. Mormont says, "Honor made you leave. Honor brought you back." Snow objects that he was actually brought back by his friends, but Mormont tells him, "I didn't say it was YOUR honor." Zing! Anyway, the rangers say that whole villages north of the Wall are abandoned and a captured wildling says the tribes are uniting. Outside Eastwatch, there were four blue-eyed corpses, but they got burned right away. So things are going bad up north, is Mormont's point. The war they face is probably more important than whatever Robb has going on. Mormont says that the iron throne is a mere distraction. And tomorrow, Snow and Ghost will be with them when they ride north of the Wall. They're looking for wildlings, white walkers, and whatever other nasty things are out there. Also, he would like to find Benjen Stark. "I'll only ask you once, Lord Snow. Are you a brother of the Night's Watch or a bastard boy who wants to play at war?" Cut to the next day, when Snow is among the many people riding through the tunnel under the Wall.
Drogo is wrapped in a linen and on top of a thing. It's a pyre. I think it's not supposed to be obvious right away, but I've already watched this scene, and trust me. This is a pyre. Dany has her dragon eggs set around Drogo's body, although Jorah still thinks she'd be better off riding far away, selling the eggs for an enormous profit, and living out the rest of her days as a wealthy woman. Jorah's plan might not lead to the most interesting plot, but you have to admit it has a certain realistic charm. He also doesn't want to climb up on the pyre, which also sounds perfectly reasonable. She kisses him on the cheek and turns to the few people there. "You will be my khalasar." First, she frees whichever of them are slaves. If they stay, it will be as brothers and sisters, as husbands and wives. Most of them leave, which is perfectly understandable. The witch smirks. Daenerys has Jorah tie her to the pyre. She announces that she's Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen. She's the dragon's daughter, and "I swear to you that those who would harm me will die screaming." The witch says she won't scream, and Dany disagrees. "It is not your screams I want. Only your life." She lights the outer ring, which burns around and ignites the inner ring. The pyre itself lights up. The witch sings, then starts screaming. Dany walks slowly into the fire. Jorah has to look away. The witch is engulfed.