But their plot backfires, when Daario kills his co-conspirators and brings Dany their severed heads.

“The Second Sons are yours and so is Daario Nahari,” he tells her.

Two severed heads might seem like a weird way to try to pick up a typical woman, but, hey, Daenerys Targaryen is no typical woman.

 

Dragonstone

Melisandre starts to seduce Gendry, but ties him up on a bed instead.

With his shirt off, she starts placing blood-sucking leeches on him. As they suck the royal blood from Gendry’s bastard body, giving power to Melisandre’s dark magic, she gives the leeches to Stannis Baratheon to throw into the fire.

He curses the names of Robb Stark, Balon Greyjoy and Joffrey Baratheon.

I know this dark magic works (cases in point: Renly Baratheon's assassination and The Lightning Lord's ressurection) but it's a mystery how it will work against Robb, Balon and Joffrey.

 

King’s Landing

It’s a big day at King’s Landing, as the king’s uncle, Tyrion Lannister, is getting married to Sansa Stark.

But the king’s mom, Cersei, and his bride-to-be, Margaery Tyrell, aren’t playing nice.

“We’re going to be sisters soon. We should be friends,” Margaery says, trying to win over the queen as she has everyone else in town.

As a response, Cersei tells her the story of how Lord Tywin destroyed the upstart House of Reyne, subtly comparing that vanquished family to the Tyrells.

Then she decides not to be so subtle.   

“If you ever call me ‘sister' again, I’ll have you strangled in your sleep,” Cersei says.

Sansa enters for the wedding, but her tormentor, the horrible Joffrey steps in to give her away.

Joffrey removes the stool on which Tyrion needs to stand to cloak Sansa in the ceremonial wedding coat, causing embarrassment for the imp and scoring mild laughter from the audience.

Sansa eventually bows down to allow Tyrion to place the cloak over her shoulders, something she refuses to do in the books.