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The Wars to Come 

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Cersei and Jaime adjust to a world without Tywin. Tyrion and Varys arrive at Pentos. In Meereen, a new enemy emerges. Jon is caught between two kings.


Michael Slovis


George R.R. Martin (based on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by), David Benioff (created by) | 4 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Dinklage ... Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey ... Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke ... Daenerys Targaryen
Kit Harington ... Jon Snow
Aidan Gillen ... Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish
Charles Dance ... Tywin Lannister
Natalie Dormer ... Margaery Tyrell
Stephen Dillane ... Stannis Baratheon
Liam Cunningham ... Davos Seaworth
Carice van Houten ... Melisandre (as Carice Van Houten)
John Bradley ... Samwell Tarly
Sophie Turner ... Sansa Stark
Kristofer Hivju ... Tormund Giantsbane
Hannah Murray ... Gilly


Cersei comes to the funeral of her father Tywin Lannister and blames her brother Jaime for his death. Tyrion arrives at his destination transported in a wooden box and Lord Varys discloses that Jaime had asked him to save his brother. White Rat is murdered in a brothel and Daenerys asks Grey Worm to find the killer. She visits her dragons in the dungeons but they do not respect her. Jon Snow is training a teenager, but Melisandre brings him to talk to Stannis Baratheon. He assigns Snow to convince Mance Rayder to bend his knees for him and make his people fight with his army. Will Mance accept the deal? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

12 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Northern Ireland, UK See more »


Box Office


GBP6,000,000 (estimated)
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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?


This is the third season premiere in the series to feature Ramin Djawadi's track "Game of Thrones" in the ending credits, following Game of Thrones: Winter Is Coming (2011) and Game of Thrones: Valar Dohaeris (2013). See more »


Maggy tells Cersei she will have three children. While in the books that number is correct, in the show Cersei had a fourth child (in addition to Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen) who died in infancy, as mentioned in Game of Thrones: Lord Snow and Game of Thrones: The Wolf and the Lion. See more »


Lord Varys: I don't believe in saviors. I believe men of talent have a part to play in the war to come.
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Crazy Credits

Starting with the first episode of season 5, the opening sequence with the map shows Winterfell in smoke. The castle tower now shows the rotating heraldic of House Bolton, the flayed man (it was the Stark's shadow wolf before). The heraldic of House Stark, the shadow wolf, however, can be seen lying next to the tower on the ground (right side of the tower). After Sansa and Jon recapture Winterfell, the Stark Wolf returns onto the tower. See more »


Referenced in Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker (2016) See more »


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Written by Ramin Djawadi
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powerful beginning
13 April 2015 | by aa-nassirySee all my reviews

I was a fan of "Game of thrones" first season. After death of Eddard Stark (Sean Bean) I lost previous interest for some reasons, mostly because of huge number of characters and subplots. I watched all the seasons but not joyfully. I was planning to continue watching like this, but something happened.

The day before season 5 premiere I watched "Game of thrones: a day in life". It is a behind the scene short movie. Great amount of accessories and number of cast & crew was astonishing. I was really impressed which changed my point of view.

Besides, although there is no "previously on..." in s5 e1 but, wisely, the past events are narrated by characters, for example death of Tyrion's mistress by himself and so on just in time. We also see all of main characters except Arya (Lord Stark daughter), I guess.

Game of thrones fifth season had a powerful beginning. I wish (and I am sure) all the fans will be satisfied

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