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The Watchers on the Wall 

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


Neil Marshall


George R.R. Martin (based on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by), David Benioff (created by) | 3 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kit Harington ... Jon Snow
John Bradley ... Samwell Tarly
Hannah Murray ... Gilly
Rose Leslie ... Ygritte
Kristofer Hivju ... Tormund Giantsbane
Peter Vaughan ... Maester Aemon
Owen Teale ... Alliser Thorne
Dominic Carter ... Janos Slynt
Mark Stanley ... Grenn
Ben Crompton ... Eddison Tollett
Yuri Kolokolnikov ... Styr
Josef Altin ... Pypar
Brenock O'Connor ... Olly
Joseph Gatt ... Thenn Warg
Ian Whyte ... Dongo the Giant


Jon and Samwell are on duty on top of the Wall. Ygritte wants to be the one who kills Jon Snow. A petrified Gilly returns with her baby to Castle Rock, reporting about the wildling attack at Mole's Town. The Nights Watch prepare for battle. The wildling army attack the wall in the night, with giants riding mammoths. Jon sets out on a dangerous journey to help set things right. Written by Shuvam Nandi

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Release Date:

8 June 2014 (USA) See more »


Box Office


GBP7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,464,932, 1 February 2015

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kit Harington called the filming of this episode the hardest thing he had ever done. He later changed his mind after filming Game of Thrones: Hardhome (2015), which he found "twice as hard". See more »


Styr recognizes Jon during the battle, although he joined Tormund's party after Jon ran away from the wildlings, therefore could not have recognized him. See more »


Samwell Tarly: So, what's it like?
Jon Snow: It's... there's this person, this whole other person. And you're wrapped up in them, and they're wrapped up in you. And you... for a little... for a little while, you're more than just you. You're... well, I don't know! I'm not a bleeding poet.
Samwell Tarly: No, you're really not.
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Referenced in Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne (2019) See more »


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more intense than blackwater
11 June 2014 | by darthsitkurSee all my reviews

this is the best episode in the entire series, the battle of castle black was REALLY badass, it was brutal, insane, gory, and adrenaline fueled, and it's the most action filled scene in the series and one of the most exciting battle scenes I've ever watched, it's just 30 minutes of pure carnage and it filled up the whole episode after the preporation for it. season 4 has been the most badass season of the whole show, it's just been total insanity and all out chaos lol, I'm definitely gonna buy season 4 when it comes to DVD, I was on the edge of my seat and inhaling and exhaling in excitement the whole time lol, I give the watchers on the wall an 11 out of 10.

here's my favorite episodes in order

1. the watchers on the wall 2. the rains of castamere 3. blackwater

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