Game of Thrones: Season 4, Episode 9

The Watchers on the Wall (8 Jun. 2014)

TV Episode  -   -  Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
9.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 9.1/10 from 11,180 users  
Reviews: 27 user | 14 critic

The battle between the Night's Watch and the Wildlings has come.

Director:

Writers:

("A Song of Ice and Fire" by), (created by), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 16 Aug 2013
 
a list of 38 images
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 39 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 41 titles
created 1 month ago
 
a list of 22 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Watchers on the Wall (08 Jun 2014)

The Watchers on the Wall (08 Jun 2014) on IMDb 9.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Game of Thrones.

User Polls

« Previous Episode | 39 of 53 Episodes | Next Episode »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Styr (as Yuri Kolokolnikov)
...
...
Olly
...
...
Giant
Edit

Storyline

A terrified Gilly arrives at Castle Black with her baby and Sam hides them in the food larder before joining his colleagues to defend the castle. As the Wildlings prepare to attack Ygritte makes it clear she wants to be the one who kills Jon and the attack is indeed savage. Ser Allister goes down fighting before putting Jon in charge and Pyp and Grenn are among the King's Guard slain though Jon puts an axe in Styr's head and the boy who survived the village attack kills Ygritte as she is about to do the same to Jon. Tormund Giantsbane is captured and put in chains but Janos Slynt goes to pieces and hides in the larder with Gilly. The attack is repulsed but Jon is aware that there will be a second wave and sets out alone to prevent it by killing Mance Rayder. Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 June 2014 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the second episode directed by Neil Marshall, following Game of Thrones: Blackwater (2012). See more »

Goofs

When Jon Snow comes down from the Wall to join the fighting below, Styr the Magnar of the Thenns is shown recognizing him and charges at him with his axe. This is wrong since Styr joins Tormund and his party in "Two Swords", which is after Jon Snow runs away from the wildlings in "The Rains of Castamere". So there is no way Styr could have recognized him in the battle. See more »

Quotes

Alliser Thorne: Do you know what leadership means, Lord Snow? It means that the person in charge gets second guested by every clever little twat with a mouth. But if he starts second guessing himself, that's the end. For him, for the clever little twats, for everyone.
See more »

Soundtracks

Game Of Thrones - Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Ramin Djawadi
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Didn't like it better than previous Ep 9's, but still great
9 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Game of Thrones has built the habit of putting their big episodes in the second-to-last slot. First season was Baelor, 2nd season was Blackwater, 3rd season Rains of Castamere, and now we have the Watchers on the Wall.

Being a book reader, i know most of whats going to happen already. Of course there are minor changes but most of the big points are the same. This was the first episode of the season that had me on the edge of my seat the whole way through (even though, like i said, i knew what was going to happen). The action in this episode is some of the finest the show has offered in the series. Some very well-choreographed scenes, some good CGI, and solid acting from everyone involved. Its hard to discuss my favorite moments without giving things away, but i'll just say there were tons of memorable scenes from this episode. You could tell just by watching it how difficult it must have been to film this episode. The huge amount of money spent on the episode is quite obvious. We also got to see a very cool tracking shot during the battle.

This was top 2 or 3 episodes of this season in my opinion along with Mockingbird and the Lion and the Rose. there are no huge reasons why i like Blackwater better, perhaps its just that i find characters like Tyrion, Bronn, joffrey and the hound a little more entertaining than the men of the Night's Watch. But still, even if you don't like Jon's storyline, i believe this episode will keep you thrilled the whole way through.


4 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Renly not a pillow biter in the books? TheBSharps-22-336460
i'm was one of the protesters in ferguson!!!! mmmmmmhmmmmmmm
Discuss The Watchers on the Wall (2014) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?