For those trying to figure who is who...I'm doing my best too--this is what I've come up with so far:
Lady Stark's sister is crazy, and apparently has great breast milk.
Ned is still trying to find out what happened to breast milk's husband, the former hand to the king.
Something about that book Ned has could be trouble.
The king has a gay brother, because let's face it, it's HBO...I kid, I'm guessing it's part of the story.
Jaime is apparently not all show, he has skill and probably would've bested Ned Stark. Couldn't kill him under the circumstances, so I'm guessing he wanted to trade Ned for his brother, but left him lying in the street????
Arya, or however her name is spelled, is destined to one day lead an army...I'm guessing the sounds Ned was hearing as she "danced" was foreshadowing her furture.
Her brother is bitter back in Winterfell.
that one guy is apparently family to someone Stark defeated or something?
The owner of the brothel...did he help set up Stark? and then tried to play like he didn't know what was going on? It seemed rather suspicious to me.
the king has a bunch of bastards, and apparently his former hand had one too...bastards galore.
the king's days are numbered...I mean let's face it, out of all the conspiracy conversations we've heard, has anyone said anything about saving the king? Ned would probably be the only one that would try.
Wondering how all of this friction is going to affect the young prince and Sansa? I can't remember her name, but I wonder if they're still supposed to get married after all of this.
This is some of the stuff I've pieced together...maybe still a bit fuzzy, but the story isn't too hard to follow I don't think. Wouldn't mind a dragon or two showing up...or some whitewalkers attacking those at the wall.