Ned literally has SEVEN CHANCES to NOT DIE in this episode, and he ignores each one, opting instead to blunder along blindly hoping that piece of paper will somehow save the Starks. Instead he simply proves that he is kind of the absolute worst player in The Game of Thrones.
Also in this episode: Deep Lore about The Old Gods and The New. And: How DID Little Finger get to be the Master of Coin?
Winter is Coming…so hard.