A young boy runs through a snowy forest woods, he crosses a shallow stream and then runs through the streets of the winter town. As he runs through the town, pigs squeal and donkeys bray. He reaches the street and stands among a large crowd, struggling to see what is happening on the road. A man steps aside and the boy pushes through. Pan up to see ARYA STARK smiling as she watches the boy run through. A large army is marching along the road and the boy continues to run alongside them. He finds a tree and climbs up it to get a good view. Pan up to see the army marching along the road from the winter town up to Winterfell. A man's shout can be heard, and the boy turns to face the rear of the army. Pan around to see the large army of DAENERYS TARGARYEN. Cut to the middle of the army marching through the streets, DAENERYS and JON SNOW atop their horses. Cut to ARYA, she looks at JON and smiles, she starts to speak but says nothing as he rides by. Many people of the town stare at the troops marching through. SANDOR "THE HOUND" CLEGANE is on a horse of his own with the army. ARYA sees him but says nothing. GENDRY is also riding on a horse, ARYA looks at him and smiles as he goes past.


A carriage is among the army and it carries within it TYRION LANNISTER who sits opposite LORD VARYS.

TYRION You should consider yourself lucky. At least your balls won't freeze off.

VARYS You take great offense at dwarf jokes, but love telling eunuch jokes. Why is that?

TYRION Because I have balls, and you don't.

The army continues to march and MISSANDEI and GREY WORM ride alongside each other. The villagers stare at them disapprovingly. People also stare at JON and DAENERYS as they ride past.

JON I warned you. Northerners don't much trust outsiders.

A dragon roars and the villagers look up at the sky in fear. People start clamouring as DAENERYS' dragons, DROGON and RHAEGAL, fly overhead. ARYA emerges from the crowd smiling. The dragons swoop over Winterfell and SANSA STARK watches them fly overhead from the walls of Winterfell.


DAENERYS and JON ride into Winterfell towards a crowd of people standing within. BRAN STARK is sitting at the front of the crowd. JON rides up to him and dismounts his horse. He walks up to BRAN and kisses him on the forehead.

JON Look at you.

JON sniffles.

JON You're a man.

BRAN Almost.

JON looks at him quizzically and then up to SANSA who is standing next to him. He walks up to her and gives her a hug. JORAH MORMONT and DAENERYS watch from behind.

JON Where's Arya?

SANSA Lurking somewhere.

JON turns around to DAENERYS and she walks over to him.

JON Queen Daenerys of House Targaryen. My sister, Sansa Stark, the Lady of Winterfell.

DAENERYS Thank you for inviting us into your home, Lady Stark. The North is as beautiful as your brother claimed, as are you.

SANSA looks at DAENERYS hesitantly.

SANSA Winterfell is yours, Your Grace.

BRAN We don't have time for all this. The Night King has your dragon.

DAENERYS turns to look at BRAN.

BRAN He's one of them now. The Wall has fallen, the dead march south.

SANSA, DAENERYS and JON all look at each other concerned.


SANSA As soon as we heard about the Wall, I called all our banners to retreat to Winterfell. Lord Umber when can we expect your people to arrive?

A young boy stands up from the side of the room and walks forwards.

UMBER We need more horses and wagons, if it please my lady.

He stops and then turns to look at JON.

UMBER And my lord.

He stops again and then turns to look at DAENERYS.

UMBER And my queen. Sorry.

SANSA You'll have as many as we can spare. Hurry back to Last Hearth and bring your people here.

UMBER bows and walks out the hall as people chatter.

JON We need to send ravens to the Night's Watch as well. There's no sense in manning the castles anymore. We make our stand here.

MAESTER WOLKAN At once, Your Grace.

WOLKAN exits.


LYANNA stands up and walks forwards

LYANNA But you're not. Are you? You left Winterfell a king and came back a- I'm not sure what you are now.

People start murmuring.

LYANNA A lord? Nothing at all?

JON It's not important.

LYANNA Not important? We named you King in the North.

People start cheering.

MAN King of the North!

JON You did, my lady. It was the honor of my life. I'll always be grateful for your faith. But when I left Winterfell, I told you we need allies or we will die. I have brought those allies home to fight alongside us. I had a choice, keep my crown or protect the North. I chose the North.

People murmur. TYRION stands up and walks to the centre of the room.

TYRION If anyone survives the war to come, we'll have Jon Snow to thank. He risked his life to show us the threat is real. Thanks to his courage, we have brought with us the greatest army the world has ever seen. We have brought two full-grown dragons. And soon, the Lannister army will ride north to join our cause.

People grumble and yell out indistinctly.

TYRION I know, I know, our people haven't been friends in the past. But we must fight together now or die.

SANSA May I ask, how are we meant to feed the greatest army the world has ever seen? While I ensured our stores would last through winter, I didn't account for Dothraki, Unsullied and two full-grown dragons. What do dragons eat, anyway?

DAENERYS Whatever they want.


Many men move around wagons full of dragonglass. One man knocks a bit out of a wagon and GENDRY catches it before it hits the ground.

GENDRY Hey, careful, lads. We need every last bit of it.

MAN 1 Sorry 'bout that.

GENDRY climbs into the back of one of the wagons.

GENDRY Are these the last of the wagons?

The camera cuts to TYRION who is watching over the courtyard.

MAN 2 Aye.

GENDRY All right, let's get it all to the forges.

TYRION walks up to SANSA and YOHN ROYCE.

TYRION My lord. My lady.

ROYCE turns to look at SANSA, who nods back.

ROYCE My lady.

ROYCE exits.

TYRION The Lady of Winterfell. Has a nice ring to it.

SANSA So does Hand of the Queen. Depending on the queen, I suppose.

TYRION Last time we spoke was at Joffrey's wedding. Miserable affair.

SANSA It had its moments.

They both glance at each other, remembering the murder of JOFFREY BARATHEON.

SANSA Apologies for leaving like that.

TYRION Yes, it was a bit hard to explain why my wife fled moments after the king's murder.

SANSA We both survived.

TYRION Many underestimated you. Most of them are dead now.

There is a short silence.

TYRION I'm sure you weren't thrilled to hear the Lannister army's marching north. You have every right to be fearful of my sister. No one fears her more than I do. But I promise, you'll be safe-

SANSA Cersei told you her army was coming north to fight for you?

TYRION She did.

SANSA And you believed her?

TYRION She has something to live for now. I believe she wants to survive.

SANSA I used to think you were the cleverest man alive.

SANSA exits and TYRION turns to see BRAN staring at him from the courtyard.


JON stands next to the weirwood tree and looks at the face carved into the trunk

ARYA You used to be taller.

JON turns around to see ARYA standing near him.

JON How did you sneak up on me?

ARYA How did you survive a knife through the heart?

JON I didn't.

ARYA laughs, they both run towards each other and embrace. Once they break from their hug, JON looks down to see ARYA's sword and scoffs in disbelief.

JON You still have it.

ARYA unsheathes her sword.

ARYA Needle.

JON Have you ever used it?

ARYA Once or twice.

ARYA puts Needle away. JON pulls out his sword, Longclaw, and hands it to ARYA.

ARYA Valyrian steel.

JON Jealous?

ARYA scoffs.

ARYA Too heavy for me.

JON sheaths his sword and puts his hand on ARYA's shoulder.

JON Where were you before? I could've used your help with Sansa.

ARYA She doesn't like your queen, does she?

JON Sansa thinks she's smarter than everyone.

ARYA She's the smartest person I've ever met.

JON Now you're defending her?

JON chuckles.

JON You?

ARYA I'm defending our family. So is she.

JON Yeah. I'm her family too.

ARYA hugs JON.

ARYA Don't forget that.


Pan down from a view of the Red Keep to see QYBURN walking up to CERSEI LANNISTER who stares out at the sea.

QYBURN Your Grace, I'm afraid I bring terrible news. The dead have broken through the Wall.

CERSEI's lips curl.


She exits as the camera pans around. EURON GREYJOY's Iron Fleet is out at sea and QYBURN turns to look out at them.


EURON smiles and stares out at King's Landing from his ship. He walks in the cabin


EURON walks inside and past YARA GREYJOY who is tied to a post in the cabin.

YARA Why don't you just get it over with and kill me?

EURON walks up to her and crouches down.

EURON But we're family. The last Greyjoys left in the world. The last ones with balls anyway.

EURON chuckles and pops the lid off his drink.

EURON If I kill you who can I talk to? Hmm?

He sighs.

EURON I've got a crew full of mutes. It gets lonely at sea.

YARA Are we in King's Landing?


He turns and offers his drink.

YARA You picked the losing side.

EURON Then I'll sail the Iron Fleet somewhere else.

He stands up and turns to look her in the eyes.

EURON But first I'm gonna fuck the queen.

EURON exits.


CERSEI sits on the Iron Throne, EURON and HARRY STRICKLAND stand opposite her.

CERSEI Twenty-thousand men, is it?

HARRY Yes, Your Grace. A few died in transit.

EURON They cheated at dice. Or maybe I cheated. Someone cheated. They weren't good fighters. You won't miss them.

CERSEI Horses?

HARRY Two thousand.

CERSEI And elephants?

HARRY Uh, no elephants, Your Grace.

CERSEI That's disappointing. I was told the Golden Company had elephants.

HARRY They are excellent beasts, Your Grace, but not well-suited to long sea voyages.

CERSEI In any event, you are most welcome here in King's Landing, Captain Strickland.

HARRY We look forward to fighting on your behalf, Your Grace.

HARRY bows and exits.

EURON Am I most welcome here?

CERSEI You are a true friend of the crown and an honored guest.

EURON Good. As a true friend and an honored guest

EURON starts to walk forward but GREGOR "THE MOUNTAIN" CLEGANE steps in the way. EURON stops but leans towards CERSEI.

EURON I was hoping we could talk in private.

CERSEI After the war. That was our agreement.

EURON Wars sometimes last years.

CERSEI You want a whore, buy one. You want a queen, earn her.

CERSEI stands and starts to walk out.


CERSEI stops.

EURON I've given her justice, an army, and the Iron Fleet, yet she gives me no sign of affection. My heart is nearly broken.

CERSEI turns around to face EURON.

CERSEI You're insolent. I've executed men for less.

EURON They were lesser men.

CERSEI walks towards the door but halts. She turns around and looks at EURON. EURON chuckles and follows CERSEI, staring at THE MOUNTAIN as he walks past.


BRONN is on a bed in brothel with three women around him, DIRAH, CRAYAH and MAREI.

DIRAH I hear the dragon burnt up a thousand Lannister men.

CRAYAH Burnt up some of my favorite boys.

DIRAH Archie, was it?

CRAYAH And William.

DIRAH Tall handsome William?

CRAYAH Yeah, tall handsome William.

DIRAH They said what's left of him could fit in a wine glass.

BRONN I am the only man you ever met who shot a dragon.

CRAYAH Did you?

BRONN Nearly killed it.

MAREI That's brave.

MAREI pushes BRONN back and climbs on top of him, CRAYAH and DIRAH climb on the bed either side.

CRAYAH That boy Eddie.

DIRAH The ginger?

CRAYAH That's him. Came back with his face burnt right off. He's got no eyelids now.

DIRAH How does he sleep with no eyelids?

BRONN All right, can we stop talking about the fucking dragons now?

QYBURN Ser Bronn of the Blackwater.

BRONN sits up and all four of them look at QYBURN who is standing in the doorway.

BRONN You're kidding me.

QYBURN Apologies for the interruption, but the queen did urge me to hurry.

BRONN sighs and removes MAREI from his lap.

BRONN Sorry, ladies. Another time perhaps.

BRONN stands up and starts dressing himself. CRAYAH walks up to QYBURN.

CRAYAH You ever get lonely; I am partial to older gentlemen.

The three women leave.

QYBURN Poor girl. The pox will take her within the year.

BRONN chokes on his drink and coughs.

BRONN Which girl?

QYBURN The queen's brothers made promises to you and broke them. Her Grace wants to rectify their mistake.

BRONN She once gave me a castle and a wife, then rectified me right out of them.

QYBURN That was Ser Jaime's doing, not hers. When Queen Cersei wants something, she pays in advance and in gold. Several chests of it, in fact. Waiting for you in a wagon just outside.

BRONN So, she wants to murder someone, but she can't send her soldiers. If it's the Dragon Queen she's after-

QYBURN She has other plans for the Targaryen girl.

BRONN Yeah, well, good luck with that.

QYBURN Our queen's brothers are unlikely to survive their Northern adventures. But in the event that they do-

A guard brings in a large crossbow, the one that TYRION had previously used to murder his, JAIME's, and CERSEI's father, TYWIN LANNISTER.

QYBURN She has a keen sense of poetic justice.

BRONN That fucking family.

QYBURN When the Citadel expelled me, I thought I would die poor and alone, but in exchange for my service, Queen Cersei made me her Hand. What would she do for the man who rids her of her treasonous brothers?

QYBURN walks up to BRONN and holds out the crossbow. After a short silence, BRONN takes it. QYBURN exits whilst BRONN looks at the crossbow in his hands.


CERSEI is standing behind a chair and sighs.

CERSEI I wanted those elephants.

The camera pans to reveal EURON getting dressed. He sighs and CERSEI walks around the chair and sits down.

EURON So, how do I compare to the fat king?

CERSEI You're insulting my late husband?

EURON walks up to her and whispers in her ear.

EURON Are you offended?

CERSEI Robert had a different whore every night, but he still didn't know his way around a woman's body.

EURON And the Kingslayer?

CERSEI glares at EURON.

CERSEI You enjoy risking your neck, don't you?

EURON chuckles.

EURON Life is boring.

CERSEI You're not boring, I'll give you that.

EURON smiles and walks up to CERSEI, standing over her.

EURON Do I please the queen?

CERSEI You might be the most arrogant man I've ever met. I like that.

EURON chuckles.

CERSEI But now I want to be alone.

EURON leans down and speaks softly to CERSEI.

EURON I'm going to put a prince in your belly.

EURON exits and tears start to form in CERSEI's eyes.


A door can be heard open and then close, a bow string creaks and then an arrow pierces a man's head. More and more of EURON's men drop dead and a group of men walk over their bodies. YARA is still tied to the post in the cabin and looks up when she hears a bang. Suddenly, a body falls through the door with an axe in his face. THEON GREYJOY walks in after it, retrieves the axe and unties YARA. THEON helps YARA to her feet before she turns to him and headbutts him. THEON falls to the floor, stunned, and YARA extends a hand. THEON grabs her hand and they both exit the cabin.


Three ships from the Iron Fleet sail together.

YARA Euron can't defend the Iron Islands, not if he's in King's Landing with all his men and his ships.

YARA and THEON stand on deck next to one another.

YARA We can take our home back.

THEON Daenerys went north.

YARA Daenerys will need somewhere to retreat if they can't hold the North. Somewhere the dead can't go.

THEON pauses and sighs.

THEON You're my queen. I go where you command.

YARA turns to him.

YARA You want to go to Winterfell. To fight for the Starks. Go. What is dead may never die.

THEON turns to YARA.

THEON What is dead may never die.

They embrace and YARA leans to his ear.

YARA But kill the bastards anyway.


DAENERYS' army are camped outside the walls of Winterfell and wagons and horses enter the front gate.


Inside the gate, WOLKAN is greeting ALYS KARSTARK as the KARSTARKS arrive.

WOLKAN Welcome back, my lady. If you'd follow me

WOLKAN and ALYS exit, VARYS, DAVOS SEAWORTH and TYRION are watching on.

VARYS The Karstarks.

TYRION One of the better sigils. Beats an onion, anyway.

DAVOS Can't argue with that.

The three men start walking with each other.

DAVOS Not so long ago, the Starks and the Karstarks were slaughtering each other on the battlefield. Jon Snow brought peace to the houses.

TYRION And our queen is grateful.

DAVOS Her gratitude is lovely, but that's not my point. The Northmen are loyal to Jon Snow, not to her. They don't know her. The Free Folk don't know her. I've been up here a while, and I'm telling you, they're stubborn as goats. You want their loyalty, you have to earn it.

TYRION stops and thinks. He then catches up with DAVOS and VARYS who continued to walk.

TYRION I sense that you're leading to a proposal.

DAVOS looks out over the castle wall.

DAVOS A proposal is what I'm proposing. On the off chance that we survive the Night King, what if the Seven Kingdoms, for once in their whole shit history, were ruled by a just woman and an honorable man?

VARYS and TYRION walk forward to look over the wall with DAVOS, they see JON and DAENERYS standing and talking with each other.

TYRION They do make a handsome couple.

VARYS You overestimate our influence. Jon and Daenerys don't want to listen to lonely old men.

TYRION I'm not that old.

TYRION looks up at VARYS and then at DAVOS.

TYRION Not as old as him.

DAVOS chuckles.

TYRION Our queen respects the wisdom of age.

VARYS Of course she does. Respect is how the young keep us at a distance, so we don't remind them of an unpleasant truth.

TYRION What is that?

VARYS Nothing lasts.


JON and DAENERYS walk together as men shout indistinctly in the background.

DAENERYS Your sister doesn't like me.

They both stop and turn to one another.

JON She doesn't know you. If it makes you feel any better, she didn't like me either when we were growing up.

DAENERYS She doesn't need to be my friend but I am her queen. If she can't respect me-

Three Dothraki men ride up to DAENERYS.

DAENERYS (speaking Dothraki) How many today?

DOTHRAKI MAN #1 Only eighteen goats and eleven sheep.

The Dothraki men ride away.

JON (speaking the Common Tongue) What's the matter?

DAENERYS The dragons are barely eating.

DAENERYS walks off and JON follows.


JON and DAENERYS walk up to DROGON and RHAEGAL who are standing either side of a pile of bones. The dragons growl softly as they approach.

JON What's wrong with them?

DAENERYS They don't like the North.

She touches DROGON's nose and RHAEGAL looks at JON and gets close. DAENERYS climbs on DROGON's back and, smiling, nods towards RHAEGAL.


JON looks at the dragon, unsure as to what to do.

JON I don't know how to ride a dragon.

DAENERYS Nobody does. Until they ride a dragon.

JON What if he doesn't want me to?

DAENERYS Then I've enjoyed your company, Jon Snow.

Defeated, JON walks around the side of RHAEGAL and then climbs on top whilst grunting.

JON What do I hold onto?

DAENERYS Whatever you can.

JON grabs onto the dragon, which then proceeds to lift off whilst chittering. DAENERYS watches and smiles, before leaning forwards, cuing DROGON to follow suit. The dragons continue to fly higher, RHAEGAL turns side-to-side causing JON to yell out. They fly over the soldiers outside Winterfell and past TYRION, DAVOS and VARYS who are standing at the castle wall, staring in disbelief as they watch. DROGON flies ahead of RHAEGAL and continues higher before nosediving; RHAEGAL follows after his brother. They continue calmly before reaching a canyon, where the dragons dive straight down, before flying along the canyon floor. Once out of the canyon, RHAEGAL turns off, so DAENERYS instructs DROGON to do the same. She lands down next to JON. JON and DAENERYS, now dismounted from their dragons, walk together away from the dragons.

JON You've completely ruined horses for me.

DAENERYS giggles and then notices a large waterfall, they stop.

DAENERYS We could stay a thousand years-

She turns back to look at JON.

DAENERYS No one would find us.

JON We'd be pretty old.

DAENERYS chuckles and the two walk up to one another.

JON It's cold up here for a southern girl.

DAENERYS So keep your queen warm.

JON pulls her in and kisses her. The dragons start to growl softly causing JON to pull away.

DAENERYS Don't be afraid.

They smile and continue their kiss in each other's embrace. JON opens his eyes to see DROGON staring at them.



GENDRY amongst other men occupy the forge, using the furnaces to create weapons from dragonglass

MAN 1 Gendry?

MAN 2 He's here.

GENDRY hears and grabs a large axe made from dragonglass. He hands it over to SANDOR.

GENDRY It isn't easy making a blade that big with dragonglass.

SANDOR You're saying you're good, is that it?

GENDRY I'm just saying it's a tricky material to-

SANDOR You know who makes weapons for the wildlings? Cripples and cocksuckers. Which one are you?

ARYA Leave him be.

GENDRY and SANDOR turn to see ARYA and stare at her.

SANDOR I heard you were here. You left me to die.

ARYA First I robbed you.

SANDOR stands up and walks over to her, not breaking eye-contact.

SANDOR You're a cold little bitch, aren't you? Guess that's why you're still alive.

SANDOR exits and GENDRY walks up to ARYA.

ARYA That was a nice ax you made for him. You've gotten better.

GENDRY Yeah, thanks. So have you.

He pauses.

GENDRY I mean, you look good.

ARYA Thanks. So do you.

GENDRY pauses, he then walks away whilst still talking to her.

GENDRY It's not a bad place to grow up, if it wasn't so cold.

ARYA follows.

ARYA Stay close to that forge, then.

GENDRY Is that a command, Lady Stark?

ARYA Don't call me that.

GENDRY As you wish, milady.

She smiles and chuckles.

ARYA Here's my wish.

ARYA hands GENDRY a piece of parchment with a detachable spear drawn on it, with a dragonglass tip.

ARYA Can you make it?

GENDRY What do you need something like this for?

ARYA Can you make it or not?

GENDRY You already have a sword. What's that?

ARYA removes a Valyrian steel dagger from her person and hands it to him.

GENDRY It's Valyrian steel. I always knew you were just another rich girl.

ARYA smirks and takes the dagger back.

ARYA You don't know any other rich girls.

ARYA walks off before turning back and smiling and then back around again without breaking stride.


SANSA is reading a letter when there is a knock on the door.

SANSA Come in.

The door creaks open and then shuts. JON walks in before stopping next to her. SANSA sighs.

SANSA Lord Glover wishes us good fortune, but he's staying in Deepwood Motte with his men.

JON "House Glover will stand behind House Stark as we have for a thousand years." Isn't that what he said?

SANSA "I will stand behind Jon Snow," he said.

SANSA stands up and walks a bit before stopping and turning to look at him

SANSA "The King in the North."

JON I told you we needed allies.

SANSA You didn't tell me you were going to abandon your crown.

JON I never wanted a crown. All I wanted was to protect the North. I brought two armies home with me, two dragons.

SANSA And a Targaryen queen.

JON sighs.

JON Do you think we can beat the Army of the Dead without her? I fought them, Sansa. Twice. You want to worry about who holds what title, I'm telling you it doesn't matter. Without her, we don't stand a chance.

They fall silent and JON sighs.

JON Do you have any faith in me at all?

SANSA You know I do.

JON She'll be a good queen. For all of us. She's not her father.

SANSA sighs.

SANSA No, she's much prettier.

JON scoffs.

SANSA Did you bend the knee to save the North or because you love her?

He looks up at her.


A door creaks open and then shuts as DAENERYS and JORAH enter the library. They walk to where SAMWELL TARLY sits and JORAH nods in his direction. DAENERYS clears her throat.


Startled, SAMWELL stands up and dusts himself off.

DAENERYS So you're the man?

SAMWELL Um. Which man am I, Your Grace?

DAENERYS The one who saved Ser Jorah when no one else could.

JORAH They could, they just wouldn't.

DAENERYS I'll have to make some changes in the Citadel when I take my throne. A great service merits a great reward.

SAMWELL Oh, it's my honor to serve you, Your Grace.

DAENERYS Well, there must be something I could give you.


SAMWELL If it's not too much trouble, I could use a pardon.

DAENERYS For what crime?

SAMWELL Um, I borrowed a few books from the Citadel.

JORAH and DAENERYS both smile to themselves.

SAMWELL And also a sword.

DAENERYS looks at him, confused.

DAENERYS From the Citadel?

SAMWELL From my family. It's been in House Tarly for generations.

DAENERYS' face drops and she looks concerned.

SAMWELL It would've been mine anyway, eventually, but my father had other ideas.

DAENERYS Not Randyll Tarly?

SAMWELL You know him?

He looks at her, surprised. JORAH looks guilty.

DAENERYS I offered to let him retain his lands and titles if he bent the knee. He refused.

JORAH looks down as SAMWELL tried to hold it together. He gulps.

SAMWELL Well At least I'll be allowed home again, now that my brother's the lord.

DAENERYS' face is stern.

DAENERYS Your brother stood with your father.

SAMWELL's lips start quivering and his breath becomes shaky.

SAMWELL Hm. Thank you, Your Grace. For telling me. And m- may I?

DAENERYS Of course.

SAMWELL exits quickly, and DAENERYS and JORAH look at each other.


SAMWELL heads outside before being startled by a horse carrying a wagon. He stops and sees BRAN staring at him from across the courtyard. He walks over.

SAMWELL What are you doing out here?

BRAN Waiting, for an old friend. It's time to tell Jon the truth.

SAMWELL shakes his head.

SAMWELL No, no. You're his brother. Shouldn't you tell him?

BRAN I'm not his brother. He trusts you more than anyone. Now's the time.


JON blows out a candle and stands back to look at his father, EDDARD STARK's, statue. He sighs and hears a man grunting and a thud. He walks around the corner to see SAMWELL stand up.

JON Sam?

SAMWELL I'm sorry, I know I'm not supposed to be down here.

JON grabs SAMWELL and hugs him tightly.

JON Were you hiding from me?

SAMWELL Of course not.

JON What are you doing in Winterfell? Or did you read every book in the Citadel already?

He looks at SAMWELL's face and sees he is worried.

JON What's wrong? Gilly? Is she all right?

SAMWELL She's good.

JON Little Sam?

SAMWELL Don't you know?

JON Know what?

SAMWELL Daenerys. She executed my father and brother. They were her prisoners.

JON looks at SAMWELL, shocked at the news he is hearing.

SAMWELL She didn't tell you.

JON I'm so sorry. We need to end this war.

SAMWELL Would you have done it?

JON Well, I've executed men who disobeyed me.

SAMWELL You've also spared men. Thousands of wildlings when they refused to kneel.

JON I wasn't a king.

SAMWELL But you were. You've always been.

JON I gave up my crown, Sam.

JON starts walking away, SAMWELL follows.

JON I bent the knee. I'm not King in the North anymore.

SAMWELL I'm not talking about the King in the North. I'm talking about the King of the bloody Seven Kingdoms.

JON stops immediately, pauses and turns around.

SAMWELL Bran and I worked it out. I had a High Septon's diary. Bran had whatever Bran has.

JON What are you talking about?

SAMWELL Your mother was Lyanna Stark.

JON exhales sharply.

SAMWELL And your father- your real father was Rhaegar Targaryen. You've never been a bastard. You're Aegon Targaryen, true heir to the Iron Throne. I'm sorry, I know it's a lot to take in.

JON walks up to SAMWELL

JON My father was the most honorable man I ever met. You're saying he lied to me all my life.

SAMWELL No. Your father- Well, Ned Stark. He promised your mother he'd always protect you. And he did. Robert would have murdered you if he knew. You're the true king. Aegon Targaryen, Sixth of His Name, Protector of the Realm, all of it.

JON takes a couple of steps back whilst breathing heavily.

JON Daenerys is our queen.

SAMWELL She shouldn't be.

JON That's treason.

SAMWELL It's the truth. You gave up your crown to save your people. Would she do the same?


BERIC DONDARRION and TORMUND with a group of others walk into Last Hearth to find it deserted. BERIC enters the building first, the others following cautiously behind. While exploring a dark hallway, a sudden noise startles the group and they press themselves against the walls, weapons drawn as the sounds turn into footprints. Suddenly, TORMUND leaps around the corner to confront the source of the noise with a roar, the rest of the group yelling in preparation to attack the enemy, but instead they find DOLOROUS EDD and others of the Night's Watch.

EDD Stay back, he's got blue eyes!

TORMUND I've always had blue eyes!

Everyone pauses and lowers their weapons with sighs of relief.

BERIC Did you find anyone?

EDD leads BERIC and TORMUND through a large hall, faintly illuminated by BERIC's ignited sword. When they reach the far wall there is a young boy impaled on the wall with several spirals of limbs surrounding him.

EDD The Umber boy.

BERIC It's a message. From the Night King.

TORMUND His army's between us and Winterfell. We're on foot.

EDD We rode down from Castle Black. We can double up on the horses.

TORMUND If the horses last, we'll get there before the dead.

UMBER's eyes open.

TORMUND We just have to hope the Night King doesn't come first-

UMBER starts shrieking, the three men start clamoring and BERIC shoves his sword in the boy, both igniting him and causing him to shriek even louder. The shrieking eventually stops, but not before the entire mosaic of appendages has been engulfed by flames.


Men are marching along the long road up to Winterfell, a cloaked figure rides a horse.


The cloaked man rides the horse up to the stable and dismounts as men around shout indistinctly. He removes his hood and JAIME LANNISTER's face is revealed. He sighs and looks around the courtyard before BRAN catches his eye. JAIME stares at him in disbelief at the camera zooms in on BRAN's face.