Game of Thrones (2011– )
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The Children 

Jon makes an important decision. 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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Melisandre (as Carice Van Houten)
Samwell Tarly


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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Release Date:

15 June 2014 (USA)  »


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£7,000,000 (estimated)
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There is no character called Kullback in the novels. The show character is named after the producer Steve Kullback. 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 an ordinary steel, the blade should have sliced through the Hound's palms. See more »


Arya Stark: [to Brienne] The Bloody Gate's ten miles.
Brienne of Tarth: I swore to your mother, by the Old Gods and the New...
Arya Stark: I don't care what you swore!
Brienne of Tarth: Arya...
Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane: [interrupts] You heard the girl! She's not coming with you.
Brienne of Tarth: [stubbornly] She is.
[the Hound draws his sword partly, and Brienne does the same]
Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane: You're not a good listener.
[the Hound looks at Brienne's sword]
Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane: Valyrian steel... I've always wanted some Valyrian steel.
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Referenced in Game of Thrones: Hardhome (2015) See more »


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Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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Great Finale. Drastic changes appear on the horizon.
15 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

I don't like to compare shows that are entirely different, but G.O.T is like Breaking Bad was for me. The first season was great, but each of the following seasons (or novels) progressively gets better and better as the story goes on. This episode (and really the entire series) has perfect pacing in the way they present and tell their story.

There were a few characters that were in quite dangerous predicaments last time we saw them. From what I saw last week and previous weeks, I didn't think a particular character was going to make a huge play this early, which was a nice surprise. I love how this show has such attention to detail with minor characters and (seemingly) minor side stories, very early on in the series. The show plants a seed here and then one there, I think nothing will come of it or maybe forget the person, place, old myth, past stories, history etc…. , then boom, old stories and people appear, taking things in an unseen new direction. I kind of saw one or two things (generally) happening this episode, but two of the characters heavily featured in this episode really caught me off guard in the way they reacted to situations they were in. One character has been on a journey for quite a while, after seeing this episode I really feel he might find something another main character acquired in past seasons, very useful to him/her (and perhaps others) in the future. Like many G.O.T episodes, you will laugh, get angry, think wtf is going on, perhaps yell in joy at your TV, possibly at how bad a$$ a particular character is becoming; I believe I did most of these tonight.

This episode was longer than normal, (66 minutes) but it felt like twenty minutes to me while I was watching it. This really set up Season 5 perfectly with tying some things up, making drastic changes to others and but shouldn't torture you with too many cliff hangers. This was a perfect finale, to the best season yet, but with how things went and appear to be going now, I can't see how season 5 won't be even better.

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