Cersei muses over the future during Tywin's funeral. Lancel returns having found religion. Tyrion arrives in Pentos in depression. Little Finger takes Sansa away from the Vale. Brienne tries to push Pod away. Dany welcomes Daario home but struggles over mutiny, fighting pits and her dragons. Stannis offers Mance freedom if he will fight for him. He won't but Jon kills him before he can burn at the stake.
Jon is elected Commander of the Nights Watch and turns down a chance to become a Stark. Brienne offers her protection to Sansa but she refuses. Jaime heads off to Dorne with Bronn in tow. Cersei appoints Qyburn to be the new Master of Whispers. Arya makes it to the House of Black and White. Tyrion and Varys are on the road to Volantis. Dany prepares to try the Harpy murderer. But he is in turn killed by a former slave. Drogon returns temporarily.
Jon deals with a rebellious Janos Slynt. Sansa agrees to go to Winterfell to marry Ramsay. Roose Bolton deals suspiciously with Little Finger. Brienne and Pod follow. Margaery marries Tommen as Cersei looks on unhappily. When the Sparrows humiliate the High Septon, Cersei sympathises with their cause. Arya throws away her clothes as she begins to become a person with no name but hides Needle. Tyrion insists that Varys let him out in Volantis and heads to a brothel. He can't bring himself to engage one and is then captured by Ser Jorah Mormont.
Stannis affirms his love for Shireen. Melissandre tries to persuade Jon to come to Winterfell. Baelish returns to King's Landing. Cersei arms the Sparrows and they arrest Loras. Tommen is unable to free him. Jaime and Bronn land in Dorne and kill some guards. Ellaria plots to kill Myrcella. Tyrion recognises Ser Jorah and mocks his plans. The Sons of the Harpy coordinate an attack on the Unsullied.
Jon asks Tormund to lead his people south. Tormund insists that Jon go with him. Stannis sets off for Winterfell. Sansa runs into Miranda and Reek. Dany threatens the leaders of Meereen but ends up agreeing to reopen the fighting pits and marrying Hizdahr zo Loraq. Jorah takes Tyrion through the ruins of old Valyria and they are attacked by the Stone Men.
Sansa marries Ramsay and Reek is forced to watch. Baelish arrives in Kings Landing lobbying to become Warden of the North. Ser Loras is tried before a synod and he and Margaery are imprisoned in front of Lady Olenna. Jaime, Bronn and the Sand Snakes fight over Myrcella before being captured. Tyrion and Jorah are captured by pirates and convince them to take them to Meereen. Arya discovers that she is not ready to become a faceless person.
Jon leaves Castle Black as Aemon passes away. Sam and Gilly are attacked by two black brothers but are saved by Ghost. Stannis' army are suffering in the snow but he insists they push on. Melissandre suggests that they use Shireen's blood. Sansa asks Reek to light the candle for her but he informs Ramsay who flays the old woman who set up the signal. Olenna goes to see Baelish after the High Sparrow refuses her entreaty. Cersei tells Tommen that she will talk to the High Sparrow but crows over Margaery instead. Instead the Sparrow has her thrown in a cell on Lancel's testimony. Myrcella doesn't want to leave with Jaime. Bronn seems to find the antidote to his poison. Jorah and Tyrion are sold to the same man whose fighting pit is visited by Dany. Daario asks Dany to marry him, suggests she slaughters the old masters and that she marry him.
Tyrion wins Dany over but Jorah is exiled again. He commits himself to fighting in the pits again. Arya learns to be someone else and deliver justice from the Many Faced God. Cersei continues to suffer in her cell but Qyburn is busy at work. Sansa learns that Bran and Rickon maybe alive. Ramsay volunteers to attack Stannis’ army before they reach Winterfell. Jon and Tormund convince most of the Wildlings to join them. The White Walkers then attack Hardhome forcing a hasty retreat.
Ser Alliser opens the gates and lets Jon and the Wildlings through. Ramsay's attack badly damages Stannis' camp. Stannis sends Davos away and then has Shireen burnt alive. Arya sees Mace and Ser Meryn arrive and follows the latter to a brothel. Jaime agrees to take Myrcella and Prince Trystane with him back to Kings Landing. Dany oversees a Ser Jorah victory before the Harpies attack and its Drogon to the rescue.
Jon sends Sam and Gilly to the Citadel. Ser Alliser kills Jon. Selyse kills herself, Melissandre flees and Stannis' army are easily routed by the Boltons. Brienne kills Stannis. Sansa and Theon leap from the walls. Arya kills Meryn Trant but is then punished by Jaqen. Cersei confesses to sleeping with Lancel and is forced to walk naked through the streets of Kings Landing. Myrcella is poisoned by the Sand Snakes. Daario and Jorah go in search of Dany while Tyrion and Varys take charge of Meereen. Drogon needs rest and as Dany searches for food she is surrounded by the Dothraki.