First of His Name

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First of His Name
Game of Thrones
Episode # Season 4, Episode 5
Airdate May 4, 2014
Director Michelle MacLaren
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"First of His Name" is the fifth episode of the fourth season of HBO's fantasy television series Game of Thrones, and the 35th overall. The episode was written by series co-creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss and directed by Michelle MacLaren. It aired on May 4, 2014.

Plot

In King's Landing

Tommen Baratheon is crowned as King at his coronation. At the reception, Cersei and Margaery talk about Joffrey's nature, and how Tommen may be a truly deserving King. In council with her father, Tywin, Cersei decides that Tommen and Margaery will marry in a fortnight. They also make plans for Cersei's wedding to Loras Tyrell, and discuss how the gold mines underneath Casterly Rock have run dry. Tywin tells Cersei that the crown is deeply indebted to the Iron Bank of Braavos, and that the union of Lannister and Tyrell will help rectify this problem. In the gardens, Cersei speaks to Oberyn Martell about her daughter, Myrcella. She asks him to bring a ship back to Sunspear with him as a gift for Myrcella, which he obliges.

In the Vale

Lord Petyr Baelish and Sansa Stark arrive in the Vale of Arryn. At the Bloody Gate, he tells Ser Donnel Waynwood that Sansa's name is Alayne, hiding her true identity as she is still wanted in King's Landing for Joffrey's murder. Upon their arrival they are received by Lady Lysa Arryn and her son, Robin. Lysa is aware of Sansa's true identity, and has Robin show her to her chamber. When they have gone, Lysa expresses her desire to marry Petyr that day, and speaks of what she has done for him, including poisoning her previous husband, Lord Jon Arryn. In order to quiet her, Petyr agrees to marry her as soon as possible. At night, Lysa and Sansa talk about Catelyn, and how Petyr loved her. Their conversation grows tense, with Lysa accusing Sansa of having seduced Petyr, but is eventually convinced by Sansa that she is a virgin. Lysa tells Sansa that, once Tyrion has been executed, she will be married to Robin.

Across the Narrow Sea

News of Joffrey's death reaches Daenerys. At a meeting with her council, Daario Naharis announces that his forces have taken the Meereneese navy, and Daenerys expresses her desire to use the ships to invade Westeros. While her advisers are optimistic about her chances of seizing King's Landing, Ser Jorah warns her that may not be enough to win the loyalty of the Seven Kingdoms. He also informs Daenerys that both Astapor and Yunkai have fallen back into old habits, with Yunkai again being ruled by slavers, and Astapor now being ruled by a self-declared King. After seeking advice from Jorah after dismissing her other advisers, she tells him that she intends to rule Slaver's Bay.

On the Kingsroad

Brienne of Tarth and her squire, Podrick Payne, ride toward the Wall, believing they may find Sansa there with Jon Snow. At camp, Brienne scolds Podrick for not knowing how to cook, but eventually relents when he offers to assist her with her armor. When asked what he did for Tyrion, Podrick tells her that he once killed a knight of the kingsguard to protect Tyrion during the Battle of the Blackwater, which impresses her.

In the Riverlands

Arya and Sandor "the Hound" Clegane discuss her ritualistic reciting of the names of people she intends to kill, relating over Gregor "the Mountain" Clegane's appearance on the list. Arya also reveals that the Hound's name is on her list as well. In the morning, the Hound finds Arya training with her sword. He insults her swordplay, and challenges her to demonstrate her abilities by attacking him. His armor easily repels her jab and he knocks her to the ground, telling her that her fighting style is useless against armored opponents.

Beyond the Wall

Locke scouts Craster's Keep, and witnesses Rast beating one of Craster's former wives. When he sneaks inside the encampment, he sees Bran and his group held captive in a small hut. When Locke returns to the group led by Jon, he tells them that they should strike soon, as the mutineers are drunk, and Jon informs his group that they will attack the Keep at sundown. Later, Karl enters the hut and moves to rape Meera, but, after a warning from Jojen, they are attacked by Jon's group. A battle ensues in which several mutineers are killed. Locke slips away from the fight unnoticed to see to Bran and his friends. As he cuts Bran's ties and picks him up, Bran uses his warg abilities to enter Hodor's mind, and pull free of his chains. Bran, using Hodor's body, chases down Locke and kills him. Though Bran wishes to see Jon, Jojen tells him that Jon will try to stop his journey north, and the group departs the encampment unseen.

Jon enters the Keep and fights Karl, and though he is injured in the fight, is able to kill Karl with the help of one of Craster's former wives. While counting the dead, Edd notices that Rast is missing. Rast flees through the woods before being killed by Ghost, Jon's direwolf. Jon asks Craster's wives to come to the Wall, but they decline his offer, and the group burns Craster's Keep and the bodies of the dead before departing.

Notes and References


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