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The Long Night 

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The Night King and his army have arrived at Winterfell and the great battle begins.

Director:

Miguel Sapochnik

Writers:

George R.R. Martin (based on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by), David Benioff (created by) | 5 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Dinklage ... Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Jaime Lannister
Emilia Clarke ... Daenerys Targaryen
Kit Harington ... Jon Snow
Sophie Turner ... Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams ... Arya Stark
Liam Cunningham ... Davos Seaworth
Carice van Houten ... Melisandre (as Carice Van Houten)
Nathalie Emmanuel ... Missandei
Alfie Allen ... Theon Greyjoy
Isaac Hempstead Wright ... Bran Stark
John Bradley ... Samwell Tarly
Hannah Murray ... Gilly
Gwendoline Christie ... Brienne of Tarth
Conleth Hill ... Lord Varys
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The Night King and his army have arrived at Winterfell and the great battle begins.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Filming this episode required 55 nights and an unknown number of day shoots on stages, with roughly 750 cast and crew members. Several actors described this episode as the hardest thing they ever filmed. Maisie Williams stated in Entertainment Weekly, "Nothing can prepare you for how physically draining it is. It's night after night, and again and again, and it just doesn't stop. You can't get sick, and you have to look out for yourself because there's so much to do that nobody else can do... there are moments you're just broken as a human and just want to cry." Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont) described it as a "real test, really miserable. You get to sleep at seven in the morning and when you wake in the midday you are still so spent you can't really do anything, and then you're back. You have no life outside it". Rory McCann (The Hound) concurred: "Everybody prays they never have to do this again". See more »

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Many of the tactics used during the battle make absolutely no sense, like the cavalry blindly charging into the lines of the undead, the trebuchets placed in front of the army or the army being deployed outside the walls of Winterfell rather than on the walls. This could be seen not as a plot hole but simply chalked up to the heroes' stupidity and incompetence, except that the battle plan was prepared by the likes of: Daenerys with Jorah Mormont and Grey Worm (who waged a very successful military campaign in Essos); Jon Snow (veteran of several battles and former leader of the Night's Watch); Tyrion and Varys (who successfully defended King's Landing against Stannis); Jaime Lannister (experienced military leader); Yohn Royce (experienced military leader); Davos Seaworth (who, while not a military man himself, has been the second in command of an expert general like Stannis for years). It defies belief that supposedly intelligent and competent people could prepare a plan so nonsensical for the crucial battle of their lifetime. See more »

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[Jorah collapses after been stabbed multiple times in battle]
Jorah Mormont: I'm hurt.
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Featured in Jeremy Vine: Episode #2.89 (2019) See more »

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The Night King
Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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This is not Game of Thrones...
30 April 2019 | by nickerobertsonSee all my reviews

OK, firstly let it be known that I love game of throne. I have recently re-watched the entire series again in preparation for season 8. This episode for me was a complete and utter let down. Visually very boring with the same type of repetitive shot over and over again.

This was a long battle, yes. but long for the sake of being long does not equal good. It was bad. Very bad. The pseudo deaths were also extremely annoying, as soon as you think a major player was gone, they turn back up again to once again defeat the terrible odds they face. The plot armor is strong with this one. The CGI was sub-par and I think that is why they went with the muddy dark tone of the episode. This is not the Game of thrones I fell in love with all those years ago. This is just another mediocre, bloated contrived mess like all the other average shows out there. Come on GOT you're better than this. You could of at least shown the scene where everyone was handed out teleportation juice and plot armor.

There were a few moments spread throughout the episode I thought were cool. But that's it, a few moments. The episode as a whole was just so disappointing. I don't understand all these 10/10 reviews, clearly blind fan boy/girl sheep who are in denial?

4/10 - please don't ruin this series by jumping the shark with these last 3 episodes.


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