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The Watchers on the Wall 

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

Director:

Neil Marshall

Writers:

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

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
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 2014 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

£7,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Upon its release, this episode starred the fewest main and recurring cast members, and is the first episode to give Kit Harington top billing. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[Maester Aemon surprises Sam at the library]
Maester Aemon: And what is it that couldn't wait until morning, Tarly?
Samwell Tarly: Maester Aemon. How did you know...
Maester Aemon: That it was you? Who else but Samwell Tarly would be wasting candles to read in the middle of the night?
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Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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The Battle at the Wall
17 June 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

We have been ramping up to get to this battle. Unlike most episodes, this one pretty much focuses on a single event. That isn't to say that we aren't privy to all aspects of it. John Snow is in the middle of all this. The Wildings and Ygritte are at the forefront of the invasion, and a handful of the Watch face one another. Because of a strategic advantage, they are able to parry and thrust against the overwhelming army. Soon there is carnage everywhere, but the Watch has incredible motivation. The fortress has never been conquered, but they must face the fact that a second foray would be devastating. It's hard for me to have much interest in the relationship between John and Ygritte because she is a cold blooded murderer. Even if one sees her people as victims, she doesn't hesitate to kill people who are just in the wrong place at the wrong time, even little children. This is a really well done episode because it gives us a great picture of the consequences of war. The one thing that I frequently have trouble with is identifying the two sides when they are engaged in battle. But, of course, we don't have uniforms to help us.


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