So Robb's definitely dead. Arya sees his decapitated body being carried through the burning Stark encampment, except that his wolf's head has been attached onto his neck. Later on, she and Sandor pass a campfire where a Frey soldier is boasting about having done the needlework, so she hops off the horse and stabs him to death. Sandor kills the other men at the fire, and I can only assume this is the beginning of a three-kingdom killing spree where Sandor and Arya have wacky misadventures.
Tyrion and Sansa are getting along a little better, but that only lasts until everyone at King's Landing learns that Robb and Catelyn are dead. Joffrey announces to the Small Council that at his wedding, he's planning on serving Sansa Robb's head. Tyrion says some things, then Joffrey says some things, and the result is that Tywin tells King Joffrey to shut up and go to bed. Then he tells Tyrion to hurry up and generate a Lannister boy to run the North.
Until that day comes, the North is under the control of Roose Bolton, who's currently barely tolerating Walder Frey's gloating. He provides a valuable service, though, by revealing that the guy who's been torturing Theon is his bastard Ramsay Snow. Ramsay also gets some screentime, in which he eats a pork sausage and renames Theon "Reek." And he mails Theon's severed penis to Balon Greyjoy, who kind of doesn't care what happens to Theon. But Theon's sister Yara vows to save him, so that's something.
Bran's crew reaches the Nightfort and shares some ghost stories. But the weird noises aren't ghosts; they're Sam and Gilly! We have a storyline crossover! Sam shows them how to get through the Wall and also hands over some of the dragonglass weapons he's been carrying. Then Sam runs down to Castle Black, where he warns Maester Aemon about all the White Walkers and Walking Dead and whatnot that are on their way.
Davos is not happy about Melisandre's plan to sacrifice Gendry. And you can imagine how Gendry feels about it. So Davos gives Gendry a rowboat, which is sort of an escape plan. Stannis is all set to execute him, but Davos tells him about the White Walkers and so on. And even Melisandre agrees that this seems important, so Davos gets to stick around as Stannis's Hand.
Jon Snow is ambushed while washing his wounds. But it's only Ygritte, and he knows she won't hurt him. So she only shoots him with three arrows as he rides away, which means he's still alive when he reaches Castle Black.
Cersei seems unhappy about the way Joffrey is turning out, and she takes her unhappiness out on Tyrion, who's also moping. But then Jaime comes home, and Cersei's happy again! Well, really she just stares at him and his missing hand for a while, but I have confidence she'll smile eventually. But even more unhappy than Tyrion and Cersei put together is Shae, although she declines Varys's offer of a bag of diamonds to get out of town.
And finally, Daenerys meets the inhabitants of Yunkai. They're a bunch of newly freed slaves who are all calling her mother. They pick her up and she crowd-surfs into her new city. There are worse ways to travel.
Last episode of the season. Opening credits. Let's go! The credits contain the same places as last week: King's Landing, Dragonstone, the Twins, Winterfell, the Wall, and Yunkai. I'm kind of surprised we're staying at the Twins for another week, since it's not like Robb and Catelyn are going to be contributing much action.
But in fact, we start at the Twins, so what do I know? Roose Bolton climbs some steps and looks over the parapets at the Stark troops outside his castle. All the tents are on fire and the troops are generally being slaughtered. One guy is missing his legs, and I assume he answered that casting call for amputees that went up after the last season ended. Oh, and somebody's being strung up to a tree. It's a real mess. Sandor Clegane has a horse, so he grabs a Frey banner for cover and starts to ride away through the mayhem. He's carrying Arya, who's conveniently unconscious. But she regains consciousness just in time to hear the Freys chanting "The king in the north!" And they're carrying Robb's decapitated body with an animal head mounted on it. Another angle reveals that the head is from his wolf. Arya seems unhappy about all this, but she doesn't struggle as Sandor carries her away. As they leave the camp, a Stark banner catches fire. That's not exactly foreshadowing, since it happened after Robb died. It's just redundant.
In King's Landing, Tyrion walks Sansa through a garden. It's all very picturesque, except that people are laughing at them behind their backs. And they're doing it loudly enough to be heard, which is terrible manners. Tyrion starts muttering a list of names, which he says is the list of people who he's going to get back at. Tyrion and Arya would probably get along pretty well! He clarifies to Sansa that he's not going to necessarily kill all these people. She thinks he should just get used to being laughed at, but it's been happening all his life. Sansa points out that she's the disgraced daughter of a traitorous usurper, so she's probably having to absorb a lot of public disdain as well. He makes her laugh and Shae glowers at him from behind. Shae is not onboard with this marriage. Tyrion says that instead of killing someone, he could learn his perversions from Varys. Sansa suggests burying sheep dung in his bed, because Arya used to do that to her. Arya's well past the poop-hiding stage of revenge. She's a lot more mature than her sister in that respect, and now I keep thinking of Arya and Sansa as Louise and Tina from Bob's Burgers. Arya and Louise share a certain malevolence, you know? Anyway, that's enough for this scene, because Pod runs up to call Tyrion to a surprise meeting of the Small Council.