The scene now shifts to the Night's Watch recruits. Arya is sharpening her sword, because I was right about sword-sharpening being the standard thing people do to start scenes on this show. Yoren comes in and tells her she should be sleeping, because they're marching 30 miles tomorrow. She declines the gross wine he offers her. He admits, "You don't drink it for the flavor, to be honest." She asks how he sleeps, what with the horrible things he's seen. He says he's seen some pretty things, too. He says he kept Arya from seeing the execution, so she shouldn't be picturing it. But when she closes her eyes, she sees them all standing up there. Joffrey. The queen. "And my sister." Yoren says he saw his brother stabbed through the heart. By someone named "Willam," which makes me wonder if I'm supposed to be picturing the one from RuPaul's Drag Race. Yoren says the funny part is that he can't picture his brother's face anymore. But he knew Willam had nice teeth, blue eyes and a dimpled chin. He'd say Willam's name every night before he went to bed. One day, Willam came back into town and Yoren buried an ax deep into his head. Then he took Willam's horse and rode to the Wall. "That'll help you sleep, eh?"
Just then! A horn sounds. Something's happening! Yoren shouts at the recruits: "Get up you lazy sons of whores! Arm yourselves!" He tells Gendry and Arya to run north if things go bad. Then he returns to shouting hilarious things at the recruits: "There's men out there who want to fuck your corpses!" Blondie finds Gendry's bull helmet, which was left behind in the panic.
Outside, there are lots of Gold Cloaks. And lots of fighting. People are running back and forth and there are things on fire. The guys in the cage would like to get out. Yoren stomps out to find out what's going on. The leader of the soldiers is Ser Amory Lorch, a bannerman of Tywin Lannister. He tells Yoren, "In the name of King Joffrey, drop your weapons." I like that he had to clarify which king he was there for. Well, he didn't really have to, but Yoren pretended not to know. Yoren spits on the ground and says, "I don't think I will."
Then Yoren gets shot in the belly by a guy holding a crossbow. Oops! But Yoren isn't dead yet, because he's got a few more awesome things to say, including, "I always hated crossbows. Take too long to load!" So he kills the crossbowman (who is, in fact, desperately trying to reload) and a couple more before he gets stuck on a spear. Lorch finishes him off. Sorry, Yoren. You were fun!