A Golden Crown
Robert appoints Eddard as the Hand again and tasks him to run the affairs until he returns from hunting. Some villagers arrive in the throne room, complaining about being attacked by a raiders, whom Eddard deduces were led by Gregor Clegane, a Lannister retainer. Eddard sentences Gregor to death and sends a message to Tywin Lannister, summoning him to a trial. Eddard decides to return Sansa, who just reconciled with Joffrey, and Arya to Winterfell. Eddard finds out that Joffrey is not Robert's biological son. While riding a horse, Bran is attacked by outlaws; but Robb, Eddard's oldest son, and Theon, the fostered son of a fallen rebel king, save him. In the Vale, Tyrion demands a trial by combat, which Lysa accepts. She chooses Ser Vardis and Tyrion asks for a champion and the mercenary Bronn agrees, killing Vardis and having Tyrion released. Meanwhile, Viserys gets angry with Drogo for not honoring his promise and attempts to kill Daenerys' unborn child. Drogo kills Viserys by pouring molten gold on his head.