Tywin promises an army for Jaime to retrieve Tyrion.
Ned confronts Cersei about her children and suggests she leave King's Landing.
Robert dies, and leaves Ned in charge. Ned decides that since Robert has no true born children, the throne belongs to Robert's brother, Stannis.
Renly throws his hat into the ring; he wants to be King.
The new crop of the Night's watch are given their orders. Jon and his friends are all stewards, a job Jon finds demeaning.
Baelish offers his assistance to Ned to ignore what he knows and work to keep Joffrey in line for the throne.
Daenerys is almost killed while at market. Robert's last words were to spare her life. Jorah did not get the news, but chose to protect Daenerys anyway.
A battle erupts at King's Landing for the throne, and others are placing themselves in position to do the same.