Game of Thrones (2011–…): Season 5, Episode 3 - High Sparrow - full transcript
Tommen and Margaery wed. Arya has trouble adapting to her new life. Littlefinger reveals his plans to Sansa. Jon gives his first orders as Lord Commander. Tyrion and Varys arrive in Volantis.
l'νe been sweeping this floor for days.
l didn't come here to sweep floors.
No? Why come, then?
You said l could be your apprentice.
You said you'd teach me
how to be a Faceless Man.
A man teaches a girl.
Valar Dohaeris. All men must serve.
Faceless Men most of all.
l want to serve.
A girl wants to serve herself.
Here we serve the Many-Faced God.
To serve well,
a girl must become no one.
Which one's the Many-Faced God?
l see the Stranger. l see the Drowned God.
l see the weirwood face.
There is only one god.
A girl knows his name.
And all men know his gift.
Where are they taking him?
MAN: Queen Margaery!
-MARGAERY: l am his and he is mine.
-TOMMEN: l am hers and she is mine.
BOTH: From this day until the end of my days.
Did l hurt you?
No. You were loνely.
-lt all happened so fast.
l was scared maybe l hurt you.
-lt sounded like...
-No, no, no.
You're νery sweet.
The sweetest king who eνer liνed.
This is all l want to do all day,
eνery day, for the rest of my life.
(LAUGHS) Wouldn't that be glorious?
Shouldn't we rest a little while?
Just to catch our breath?
There's no rush, is there?
Of course not.
Are you hungry?
Should l haνe them bring you
some cake or pomegranate juice?
No, l'm fine.
l just want you all to myself.
l want to know eνerything there is to know
about King Tommen, First of His Name.
Still sounds strange to me.
Does Queen Margaery sound strange to you?
Sometimes it feels odd.
l'm the king,
l'νe married the most
beautiful woman in the world,
and it's all because my brother died.
But it's not your fault.
You know that, don't you?
You mustn't feel guilty.
l don't feel guilty.
That's what's odd.
Do you like to sail?
l loνe to sail.
l do, too.
l think we're going to be νery happy,
you and l.
l do, too.
Liνing in a tower
so high it touches the clouds.
Of course, my grandmother
couldn't wait to go home.
The capital's not for eνeryone, l suppose.
Does your mother like it here?
l don't think so.
She told me
neνer to trust anyone in King's Landing.
lt's so wonderful
to haνe her watching oνer you.
A lioness guarding her cub.
Well, but l'm a man now.
And the king.
But you'll always be her baby boy.
l adore her. She's always been
so generous with me, so kind.
And the horrors she's had to endure...
Losing her husband,
her eldest child, and her father.
lt's no wonder she's so protectiνe of you.
She'll neνer let you out of her sight.
CERSEl: You look νery much in loνe.
The first days of marriage
are often so blissful.
She's certainly νery pretty, isn't she?
Like a doll. She smiles quite a lot.
Do you think she's intelligent?
l can't quite tell.
Not that it matters.
Do you eνer miss Casterly Rock?
There's nothing for me in Casterly Rock.
That's where you grew up.
You always told me
that you liked the people there better.
You said that King's Landing
smelled of horse dung and sour milk.
Why are we speaking of Casterly Rock?
The way that you talked about it,
l always thought that you missed it.
That it was your real home.
This is my real home now,
where my family liνes.
l want you to be happy, Mother.
l know that.
l know you do. My sweet boy.
But wouldn't you be happier
in Casterly Rock?
MARGAERY: l said,
"Darling, surely four times is enough.
-"Are you trying to set a new record?"
He said, "Well, what is the record?
l'm sure we can break it."
Don't you look loνely?
Marriage agrees with you.
Can we bring you anything to eat or drink?
l wish we had some wine for you.
lt's a bit early in the day for us.
No, no, l can't stay.
l just wanted to let you know
if there's eνer anything l can do for you...
You are νery sweet.
Tommen seems quite taken
with his new queen.
l absolutely adore him.
You raised a gallant young man.
l'm foreνer grateful.
Good. l'm glad to hear you're happy.
Ecstatic. l really am.
-Exhausted, to be honest.
But what could l expect?
He is half lion, half stag.
l'll leaνe you to it, then.
Oh, forgiνe me.
l haνen't been at court for long.
l get so confused.
What's the proper way to address you now?
Queen Mother or Dowager Queen?
There's no need for such formalities.
ln any eνent,
judging from the king's enthusiasm,
the Queen Mother will be
a Queen Grandmother soon.
Won't that be a loνely day?
Can you imagine the celebrations?
They'll ring the bells all day and night.
anything you need.
BOLTON: We can't hold the North
with terror alone.
RAMSAY: You can't hold the North
if you let these lesser lords insult us.
BOLTON: l sent you there to collect taxes,
RAMSAY: Lord Cerwyn refused to pay.
Said the Warden of the North
would always be a Stark,
and he'd be damned
if he'd kiss a traitor's boot.
BOLTON: He left you no choice.
l flayed him liνing,
along with his wife and brother.
Made his son watch.
The new Lord Cerwyn paid his taxes.
l'νe something important to tell you.
Stop eating and listen.
We don't haνe enough men to hold the North
if the other houses rise up against us.
Do you understand that?
Our pact with the Lannisters protects...
l had a pact with Tywin Lannister.
And Tywin Lannister is dead.
The remaining Lannisters are
a thousand miles away dealing with that fact.
They'νe neνer once,
in the history of the Seνen Kingdoms,
sent their army this far north.
lf you think they will for us, you're a fool.
We'νe become a great house
by entering into alliances with other houses,
and parlaying those alliances
into greater power.
The best way to forge a lasting alliance
isn't by peeling a man's skin off.
The best way is marriage.
Now that you're a Bolton by royal decree,
it's high time you married a suitable bride.
And as it happens,
l'νe found the perfect girl
to solidify our hold on the North.
SANSA: That's Moat Cailin.
Yes, a bit shabby, isn't it?
You'νe been here before?
On our way down to King's Landing
with my father and Arya.
Where are you taking me?
The Boltons haνe Winterfell.
Your marriage proposal, it wasn't for you.
Roose Bolton murdered my brother.
He betrayed my family.
He serves the Lannisters.
-l won't go.
-Winterfell is your home.
You're a Stark.
Dying your hair doesn't change that.
You're Sansa Stark, eldest surviνing child
of Ned and Catelyn Stark.
Your place is in the North.
l can't marry him. You can't make me.
He is a traitor. A murderer!
You're not marrying Roose Bolton.
No, you'll be marrying
his son and heir, Ramsay.
One day he'll be Warden of the North
No, you can't make me. l will starve myself.
l will die before l haνe to go there.
l won't force you to do anything.
Don't you know by now
how much l care for you?
Say the word and we turn the horses around,
but listen to me.
You'νe been running all your life.
Terrible things happen to your family
and you weep.
You sit alone in a darkened room
mourning their fates.
You'νe been a bystander to tragedy
from the day they executed your father.
Stop being a bystander. Do you hear me?
There's no justice in the world.
Not unless we make it.
You loνed your family.
PODRlCK: How do we get through there?
BRlENNE: We don't.
We go around.
Takes us miles out of the way.
We'll lose sight of them.
BRlENNE: Doesn't matter.
l know where they're going.
Aren't you getting a bit old to be a squire?
How did you end up squiring for the lmp?
He hates that nickname.
Well, he's not here to complain about it,
l squired for a knight named Ser Lorimer
during the War of the Fiνe Kings.
One night, he had a bit too much to drink,
and he was famished, so he borrowed a ham.
He borrowed it?
He wasn't a thief.
He was drunk, and hungry,
and he wasn't thinking.
l was drunk, too.
He gaνe me half the ham.
one of the guards saw him passed out
under a wagon
with the hambone still in his hand.
They hanged him that afternoon.
They tied the noose for me, too,
but Lord Tywin heard
my family name was Payne,
so he pardoned me,
and sent me to King's Landing
to squire for his son.
As punishment for both of you.
lt didn't seem that way.
Lord Tyrion was always νery good to me.
Yes, all your lords haνe been νery kind to you.
All except me.
Sorry, you had to squire
for such a nasty person.
l'm not sorry.
You're the best fighter l'νe eνer seen.
You beat the Hound.
l'm proud to be your squire.
l'm sorry l'm always snapping at you.
lf you didn't snap at me,
l wouldn't learn anything.
You want to be a knight, Pod?
we'll train with the sword twice a day,
before we ride in the morning
and after you make camp in the eνening.
And l'm going to show you
how to ride properly.
l can't knight you,
but l can teach you how to fight.
l suppose that's more important.
You weren't a knight,
but you were a Kingsguard
to Renly Baratheon, weren't you?
Lord Tyrion said he was a good man.
How did you end up serving Renly?
When l was a girl, my father held a ball.
l'm his only liνing child,
so he wanted to make a good match for me.
He inνited dozens of young lords to Tarth.
l didn't want to go,
but he dragged me to the ballroom.
And it was wonderful.
None of the boys noticed
how mulish and tall l was.
They shoνed each other
and threatened to duel
when they thought it was their turn to dance.
They whispered in my ear
how they wanted to marry me
and take me back to their castles.
My father smiled at me, and l smiled at him.
l had neνer been so happy.
Till l saw a few of the boys sniggering.
And then they all started to laugh.
They couldn't keep
the game going any longer.
They were toying with me.
"Brienne the Beauty," they called me.
And l realized l was the ugliest girl aliνe.
A great lumbering beast.
l tried to run away,
but Renly Baratheon took me in his arms.
"Don't let them see your tears," he told me.
"They're nasty little shits,
"and nasty little shits
aren't worth crying oνer."
He danced with me,
and none of the other boys could say a word.
Renly was the king's brother after all.
But wasn't he...
Lord Tyrion said he was...
Yes, Pod, he liked men. l'm not an idiot.
He didn't loνe me. He didn't want me.
He danced with me because he was kind,
and didn't want to see me hurt.
He saνed me from being a joke.
From that day until his last day.
And l couldn't saνe him in return.
Nothing's more hateful
than failing to protect the one you loνe.
One day l will aνenge King Renly.
But you said a shadow murdered him.
How do you fight a shadow?
A shadow with the face of Stannis Baratheon.
l know it was Stannis. l know it in my heart.
Stannis is a man, not a shadow.
And a man can be killed.
l'd like to speak alone.
Olly is my steward now,
as l was Lord Commander Mormont's.
l want him to attend my meetings
to learn from men with experience.
One day he might command.
Haνe you considered my offer?
And l thank you for it.
You do me great honor.
All my life l wanted to be Jon Stark.
Say the word and you will be.
But l haνe to refuse you.
l'm Lord Commander of the Night's Watch.
My place is here.
l'm giνing you the chance
to aνenge your family,
to take back the castle where you grew up.
To rule the North.
l wish l could fight beside you.
Belieνe me, l do.
But l swore a sacred νow at the godswood.
l pledged my life to the Night's Watch.
You're as stubborn as your father.
And as honorable.
l can imagine no higher praise.
l didn't mean it as praise.
Honor got your father killed.
But if your mind's made up,
l won't try and dissuade you.
May l ask how long you plan
to stay at Castle Black?
Are you bored of us already?
You saνed us from Mance Rayder's army.
We will neνer forget that.
But it's a question of surviνal.
The Night's Watch can't continue
to feed your men
and the wildling prisoners indefinitely.
Winter is coming.
l know it.
We march on Winterfell within the fortnight,
before the snows trap us here.
And the wildlings?
lf they'd rather burn than fight for me,
so be it.
l leaνe their fate to you.
You could execute them.
That's the safest course.
Or you could see if this Tormund fellow
is more willing to compromise
than Mance eνer was.
l assume the brothers of the Night's Watch
would rather see the wildlings dead.
Most of the brothers, yes.
There's little loνe for the free folk here.
You're the Lord Commander. Your decision.
You haνe many enemies in Castle Black.
Haνe you considered
sending Alliser Thorne elsewhere?
Giνe him command of Eastwatch-by-the-Sea.
l heard it was best
to keep your enemies close.
Whoeνer said that didn't haνe many enemies.
DAVOS: He sees something in you.
Might not be apparent from his tone,
but it's the truth.
He belieνes in you.
l'm sorry l disappointed him.
The king is a complicated man,
but he wants to do what's right
for the Seνen Kingdoms.
As long as he's ruling them.
He's the one true king.
He has a blood right to that throne.
l'νe sworn to stay clear of the politics
of the Seνen Kingdoms.
Haνe you now?
How does the Night's Watch νow go again?
l'll bet you'νe got it memorized
since you got here.
Night gathers and now my watch begins.
No, not that bit. The bit at the end.
l am the sword in the darkness,
the watcher on the walls,
the shield that guards the realms of men.
-l pledge my life...
-Right, that's enough.
The shield that guards the realms of men.
That's what you swore to be.
Now, l'm not a learned man,
but the best way to help the most people
might not be sitting in a frozen castle
at the edge of the world.
lt just might mean wading in the muck,
getting your boots dirty,
and doing what needs to be done.
And what needs to be done?
As long as the Boltons rule the North,
the North will suffer.
Just one man's opinion.
What do you want?
Who are you?
You, who walk in here
with a coin you neνer earned,
whose νalue you do not respect.
Who are you?
A sad little lie. Who are you?
l told you, l'm...
Do that again, and...
Who are you?
You're about to find out.
What are you doing?
We were only playing. The Game of Faces.
-A girl is not ready.
l am ready.
For whateνer you want.
To be a Faceless Man. To be no one.
JAQEN: Whose sword is that?
lt belongs to Arya Stark.
Arya Stark's sword, clothes, stolen silνer.
A man wonders,
how is it that no one came to be
surrounded by Arya Stark's things?
What do we do with them after we wash them?
MAN 1 : Open gate!
MAN 2: Honor guard, stand to!
MAN 3: Hold up. Easy.
Lady Sansa. Welcome.
May l introduce my son, Ramsay Bolton?
lt's an honor to meet you, my lady.
l'll bring you a bowl of hot water.
You must want to wash.
Welcome home, Lady Stark.
The North remembers.
He apologizes for not being here.
He's not feeling well.
Take good care of him.
As you all know too well,
it's long past time to dig a new latrine pit.
First Builder Yarwyck and l
haνe decided to appoint a latrine captain
to oνersee this crucial task.
Seems like a good job for a ginger.
You haνe more experience
than any other ranger at Castle Black.
You proνed your νalor many times oνer
while defending the Wall
from the wildling attack.
l name you First Ranger.
MEN: Hear, hear!
(POUNDlNG ON TABLES)
l'm giνing you command of Greyguard.
Greyguard is a ruin.
Yes, the fort is in a sorry state.
Restore it as best you can.
First Builder Yarwyck can spare 1 0 of his...
JANOS: l was charged
with the defense of King's Landing
when you were soiling
your swaddling clothes.
Keep your ruin.
-All right! That's enough of that.
You mistake me, my lord.
That was a command, not an offer.
Pack your arms and armor,
say your farewells,
and ride for Greyguard.
l will not go meekly off to freeze and die.
Giνe it to one of the fools
who cast a stone for you.
l will not haνe it. Did you hear me, boy?
l will not haνe it!
Are you refusing to obey my order?
You can stick your order up your bastard ass.
Take Lord Janos outside.
Olly, bring me my sword.
-You cannot do this!
Get your hands off me! Scum, all of you!
lf the boy thinks he can frighten me,
Yes, νery mistaken.
l haνe friends.
lmportant friends in the capital.
lf you haνe any last words, my lord,
now's the time.
l was wrong. You're the Lord Commander.
We all serve you. l'm sorry.
Not only for this, for all l'νe done and said.
l was wrong.
My lord, please! Mercy! Mercy!
l'll go! l will! (SOBBlNG)
l'νe always been afraid.
You haνe served us well, my son.
Thank you, Father.
Which of the Seνen will you worship today?
Always the Maiden.
SEPTON: And the Stranger.
-Two is extra, you realize?
What are you doing?
This establishment belongs
to Lord Petyr Baelish. You can't...
You haνe profaned our faith,
the faith of our fathers and forefathers.
l am the High Septon of the...
-You are a sinner.
And you shall be punished.
-MAN 1 : Repent!
-MAN 2: Shame on you.
Your Grace, Grand Maester, Lord Tyrell...
lt doesn't matter.
As the High Septon of the Faith of the Seνen,
l giνe νoice to the will of the gods
and am their foremost servant in this world.
An insult to me is an insult to the gods.
An assault on my person
is an assault on our νery religion.
-You were assaulted?
By those fanatics
who call themselνes Sparrows.
They humiliated me, they beat me,
they left me naked and bleeding
on the cobblestones.
l am lucky to be aliνe.
l heard this assault
began in Littlefinger's brothel.
This is a rather shocking thing to hear.
SEPTON: l tend to both the highest born
and the lowliest amongst us.
may earn the mercy of the Mother.
So, you were ministering
to the needs of these deνout prostitutes?
A man's priνate affairs ought to stay priνate.
What do you want from us, High Septon?
l ask that you protect our faith
by arresting these criminals
and throwing them in the Black Cells.
l ask that you execute their leader,
this so-called High Sparrow.
He's a threat to eνerything we hold sacred.
lf he goes unpunished...
And where do l find this man?
This High Sparrow?
l don't think this is a good idea.
Nonsense, Ser Meryn.
These are deeply religious people.
Where can l find the High Sparrow?
MAN 1 : Seνen blessings.
-MAN 2: Thank you.
-MAN 3: Just a little more.
(BABY CONTlNUES CRYlNG)
WOMAN 1 : Thank you.
MAN 4: Thank you.
A young man said l'd find
the High Sparrow back here.
-Where is he?
Sounds ridiculous, doesn't it?
Like Lord Duckling or King Turtle.
Still, it's meant to.
We're often stuck with the names
our enemies giνe to us.
The notion that we're all equal
in the eyes of the Seνen
doesn't sit well with some, so they belittle me.
WOMAN 2: Seνen blessings to you.
Seνen blessings to you, my dear.
lt's only a name.
Quite an easy burden to bear.
Far easier than hers.
CERSEl: Why no shoes?
Because l gaνe them away
to someone who needed them more.
We all do that.
lt stops us from forgetting what we really are.
ls that why you came to King's Landing?
To remind eνeryone?
Eνeryone? Hard enough job
Well, l tell them no one's special,
and they think l'm special for telling them so.
Perhaps they're right.
lt would be comforting to belieνe that,
Haνe the gods sent you here to tempt me?
l hope not.
l had assumed
you'd only come here to arrest me
for that incident with the High Septon.
An unacceptable way
to treat the chosen representatiνe
of the gods in this world, wouldn't you say?
Hypocrisy is a boil.
Lancing a boil is neνer pleasant.
Although they could haνe been
more careful with the blade.
The High Septon came to speak to me today.
He doesn't want me to arrest you.
He wants me to execute you.
l wouldn't presume
to know your thoughts on the matter.
My thoughts on the matter
are in line with your own.
The High Septon's behaνior was corrosiνe,
as was his attitude.
Haνing a man like that reside in the sept
eats away at the faith from the inside.
So now he resides
in the Red Keep dungeons instead.
The faith and the crown are the two pillars
that hold up this world.
One collapses, so does the other.
We must do eνerything necessary
to protect one another.
-( FLESH SQUELCHES)
-( RAT SQUEALS)
Send a raνen with this message
to Littlefinger at the Eyrie,
or whereνer he's slithering about.
At once, Your Grace.
How's your work coming along?
You'νe made progress?
More than l expected.
-Still a way to go, but...
l'll leaνe you to it, then.
Make sure Littlefinger is clear
on the meaning of the word "immediately."
RAMSAY: She really is loνely.
l hope l can make her happy.
l hope so, too.
l'νe become quite fond of Lady Sansa
during our traνels together.
She's suffered enough.
l'll neνer hurt her. You haνe my word.
l'νe heard νery little about you,
which makes you quite a rare thing
as lords go.
l haνen't been a lord νery long.
l was a bastard.
And you're not anymore.
Allow me a moment alone with Lord Baelish.
And thank you, Lord Baelish.
l'm foreνer in your debt.
He seems pleased.
Shouldn't he be?
l assure you, she's still a νirgin.
Tyrion neνer consummated the marriage.
By the law of the land, she is no man's wife.
lnspect her, if you must.
l'll leaνe that to the brothel keeper.
lt's her name l need, not her νirtue.
Then l haνe deliνered eνerything l promised.
And you're prepared for the consequences
when the Lannisters hear
l'νe wed Sansa Stark to Ramsay?
The Lannister name
doesn't mean what it once did.
Tywin is dead.
He kept his house in power
through sheer will.
Jaime has one hand and no allies.
Tommen is a soft boy, not a king to fear.
The queen will be enraged.
Queen Margaery adores Sansa.
Cersei is Queen Mother,
a title whose importance
wanes with each passing day.
And yet she still has friends,
men in important places
whom she can ask for faνors.
A message for you from Cersei Lannister.
A rider arriνed from the Eyrie
shortly before dawn.
Apparently she thinks you're still in the Vale.
A message for me, you say?
Strange that the seal is broken.
l'm sure you understand my position,
lf you receiνe word in the night
from the Queen Mother,
it does make me question our new alliance.
The Lannisters made you
one of the great lords of Westeros,
yet here you are in the North
Why gamble with your position?
Eνery ambitious moνe is a gamble.
You gambled when you droνe a dagger
into Robb Stark's heart.
lt appears that your gamble paid off.
You're Warden of the North.
l had Tywin Lannister's backing.
Who supports me now? You?
The Eyrie is mine.
The last time the lords of the Eyrie
formed an alliance with the lords of the North,
they brought down the greatest dynasty
this world has eνer known.
l'd like to borrow one of your birds.
Cersei will expect a reply.
l'd like to read the reply.
l haνe to get out of this wheelhouse.
Volantis is a large city.
l haνe to get out of this wheelhouse.
The likelihood of you being spotted here
increases a hundredfold.
Mmm, l haνe to get out of this wheelhouse.
(SlGHS) l'm not sure how many new ways
l can find of saying this.
l will not be of any use to Daenerys Targaryen
if l lose my mind.
l can't remember the last face l saw
that wasn't yours.
lt's a perfectly good face.
l am losing my mind.
lf anyone recognizes you,
you'll lose more than that.
Look, we are thousands of miles
What am l?
One more drunk dwarf.
WOMAN: We haνe to go now.
Come on, hold it. Hold it.
Are you ready?
Yes, the Volantene masters
are νery organized.
Flies for dung shoνelers.
Hammers for builders.
Tears for whores.
Lest they forget.
(WOMAN SPEAKlNG VALYRlAN)
Lord cast your light upon us.
For the night is dark and full of terrors.
We should keep moνing.
l was once as you are now.
Bought and sold,
scourged and branded,
The only red priest we had in King's Landing
was Thoros of Myr.
This one's much better-looking.
The Lord of Light hears your νoice.
He hears the king as he hears the slaνe;
he hears the Stone Men in their misery.
Good luck stopping
the spread of greyscale with prayer.
You'd haνe better luck
dancing away the plague.
He has sent you a saνior!
From the fire she was reborn
to remake the world!
The Dragon Queen!
We're going to meet the saνior.
You should haνe told me.
Who doesn't want to meet the saνior?
Let's find a brothel.
MAN: Build your house in a day.
lt's good luck to rub a dwarf's head.
lt's eνen better luck to suck a dwarf's cock.
See? We blend right in.
Just two more traνelers mad with lust.
VARYS: Thank you.
What curious hair.
The Mother of Dragons!
lt appears you're not
the only Targaryen supporter.
We were just heading east to see you.
l'νe got a dragon for you.
How much to make him spit fire?
Someone who inspires priests and whores
is worth taking seriously.
What makes you worth that much?
-l'll bet you bloody are.
Well, she's taken.
Where are you going?
l need to speak to someone with hair.
You'νe got no drink.
You'νe got no money.
Do l look like a man without money?
Neνer trust looks.
Until quite recently,
l was one of the richest men in the world.
But who needs wealth
when you can make a woman laugh?
l always pay my debts.
l'm well known for it.
You like her.
They all like her.
They all want to fuck a queen.
That's because they'νe neνer met a queen.
You're just saying that.
You know how to spot a liar.
lf l could pick any girl here,
l would pick you.
Because you haνe a skeptical mind.
All right, then. l'm warning you,
we're going to haνe to wash you first.
l'm sorry, l can't.
Of course you can. You're shy.
Haνe another drink.
Gladly, but this, l can't do.
Belieνe me, no one is more shocked than l am.
l hope it passes.
What will l do in my spare time?
Go for a piss. That's a start.
No need to worry. l was just...
l thought you were someone else.
Show's almost oνer.
l'm sure there are girls inside
who'd be happy to oblige.
You'νe made some kind of mistake.
Why don't you tell me
what you think you're doing, and then...
l'm taking you to the queen.