The Night's Watch story continues, with surprising developments. Daenerys experiences new consequences. Brienne and Podrick have an unexpected encounter. Bran achieves a goal, while Tyrion makes an important discovery.



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Jon Snow arrives at Mance's camp and both of them come up with suggested peaceful solutions to the conflict. However Stannis turns up with a vast army which defeats the Wildlings. Jon acknowledges him but requests fair play for Mance who treated him well when he was his prisoner. At King's Landing Cersei is threatening to go public about herself and Jaime if Tywin insists on marrying her to Loras but they are overtaken by events when Tyrion escapes, helped by Jaime and Lord Varys, and kills Tywin and the faithless Shae whom he finds in his father's bed. Hidden in a large crate he is lifted aboard a ship to leave King's Landing with Varys. Daenerys is seeing supplicants, one of whom presents her with the corpse of his child, killed by her escaped dragon Drogon. Aware that her dragons are now a menace she locks up the other two. Bran and his friends reach the tree and the three-eyed raven but are attacked by Wights, who kill Jojen. The remaining party is led to safety in a cave by a ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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15 June 2014 (USA)  »

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£7,000,000 (estimated)

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This episode and Game of Thrones: The Watchers on the Wall (2014) were released for a week long engagement in IMAX theaters from January 29-February 5, 2015, and followed by an exclusive trailer for the fifth season. See more »


While fighting with Brienne, Sandor "the Hound" Clegane grabs the blade of her sword with his bare hands. Since Brienne's sword is made of Valyrian steel which is much sharper than ordinary steel, the blade should have sliced through the Hound's palms. See more »


Arya Stark: I want to see the captain.
Ternesio Terys: You're seeing him.
Arya Stark: I want to go north, to the wall.
Ternesio Terys: No you don't.
Arya Stark: I can pay.
Ternesio Terys: There is nothing in the north but ice and war and pirates.
Arya Stark: I wouldn't need a cabin. Please, I could work, scrubbing the floors, or...
Ternesio Terys: I'm not going north, child, we're going home.
Arya Stark: Where's home?
Ternesio Terys: The Free City of Braavos.
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Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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Another masterpiece and a great set-up for the fifth season
23 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Children does a great job tying up some loose ends left in the previous episodes and sets up the fifth season perfectly. There's nothing I have to fault this episode since I have so much to praise about it.

The storyline/script continues to be well-written, the performances are great and makes the characters even more relatable including Tyrion, Sansa, and Arya who set off on separate paths to different directions to see what's in store for them. The directing and editing are smooth, the pacing, once again, never drags and the relationships continue to be interesting. The scenery, sets, and costumes are still fabulous and the music score from Ramin Djawadi continues to be beautiful.

The scene where Arya leaves the Hound to die after he got wounded was nice since in the previous episodes, they started to bond with another, but it doesn't change the fact that they're different people since the Hound was a complete jerk to her and Arya wanted revenge on King Joffrey for what happened to her father. So, Arya heading off on her own was really cool.

So, overall, another masterpiece of an episode and a great set-up for the fifth season. :)

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