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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:
... Tyrion Lannister
... Jaime Lannister
... Cersei Lannister
... Daenerys Targaryen
... Jon Snow
... Tywin Lannister
... Davos Seaworth
... Stannis Baratheon
... Melisandre (as Carice Van Houten)
... Samwell Tarly
... Bran Stark
... Arya Stark
... Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane
... Ygritte
... Tormund Giantsbane


Jon Snow meets Mance and they discuss a peaceful alternative to the battle. Out of the blue, Stannis and his army put the Wildlings under siege and Mance surrenders. Jon asks for mercy for Mance to Stannis since he was well treated by him when he was his prisoner. Tywin wants to force Cersei to marry Loras and they have an argument. Cersei discloses her affair to her father and tells that she will make it public if he insists in marrying her. Jaime and Lord Varys help Tyrion to escape, but he kills Shae that is in Tywin's bed with his hands and his father with a crossbow. Then he leaves king's Landing with Varys in a ship. Daenerys learns that her black dragon killed a three year-old girl and she locks them up in the dungeons. Brienne and Pod meet Arya and The Hound and Brienne has a deadly sword fight with The Hound to keep Arya. Bran, Jojen, his sister and Hodo reach their target but they are attacked by Wights. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

15 June 2014 (USA)  »


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£7,000,000 (estimated)
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This episode and Game of Thrones: The Watchers on the Wall (2014) were released for a week long engagement in IMAX theaters from January 29-February 5, 2015, and followed by an exclusive trailer for the fifth season. 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 »


Cersei Lannister: When you marched into the throne room to tell me we'd won the Battle of Blackwater...
[Tywin is walking away]
Cersei Lannister: [voice raised] Do you remember?
[Tywin stops and turns to Cersei]
Cersei Lannister: I was sitting on the Iron Throne with Tommen. I was about to give him essence of nightshade. That's how far I was willing to go when I thought someone awful had come to take my son away. Someone awful is coming to take him away.
Tywin Lannister: No.
Cersei Lannister: Joffrey is dead. Myrcella's been sold like livestock. And now you want to ship me off to ...
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Referenced in Game of Thrones: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken (2015) See more »


The Children
Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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A worthy final for the best season so far.
16 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

All expectations met: Just brilliant! The presentation of season 4 was more than nice - it never could have been done better than this in any movies (trilogy or similar). The development of the new core characters is pictured in a very nice manner - the acting was more than fantastic - looking so forward for season 5 and beyond. I would wish the world of Ice and Fire would not end at all! The atmosphere in all circumstances was great. I just would wish we would have seen more details rather than going a little rushed through the book(s). Anyway hands down it was the most amazing season so far, very close to GRRM's Song of Ice and Fire. If you'd say Season 1-3 was good - season 4 will just amaze you - especially with "The Children" as its final. Keep up the good work HBO and the GOT team!

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