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Eddard lies delirious in the dungeon (which we think was the name of a hit dance song of the 90s), thinking about the past: about the tournament he saw when he was eighteen, when Prince Rhaegar gave a flower to Lyanna (which was prelude to his awful abduction and rape of her), and the promise that he made to Lyanna while she was dying.
Back in the present, Varys sneaks in to visit Eddard and lays out the plan: if Eddard confesses, he'll be able to join the Night's Watch. Eddard refuses that plan until Varys points out that Sansa might suffer if he doesn't play along.