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Tyrion tries to find a champion. Daenerys sleeps with Daario. The Hound becomes wounded. Jon's advice is ignored at Castle Black. Brienne and Podrick receive a tip on Arya's whereabouts.


Alik Sakharov


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

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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
Carice van Houten ... Melisandre (as Carice Van Houten)
John Bradley ... Samwell Tarly
Sophie Turner ... Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams ... Arya Stark
Rory McCann ... Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane
Gwendoline Christie ... Brienne of Tarth
Jerome Flynn ... Bronn
Iain Glen ... Jorah Mormont
Pedro Pascal ... Oberyn Martell


Having demanded a trial by combat, Tyrion must now find someone to fight for him. Jaime would gladly do it but admits that he cannot wield a sword effectively with his left hand. Bronn, who has fought for him once before, has accepted the Queen Regent's offer of an arranged marriage with a noblewoman and so is not available. Tyrion finds a champion in someone unexpected. Brienne and Pod stop at an inn and meet Arya's old friend, Hotpie, who tells them she's alive and probably heading to the Eyrie. Daenerys takes Daario into her bed but seeks advice on ruling from her most trusted source. At the Eyrie, Peter Baelish has shocking news for both Sansa and his wife Lysa. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

18 May 2014 (USA) See more »


Box Office


£7,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Since season 7 consists of only seven episodes, and season 8 consists of only six episodes, this episode marks the halfway point for the entire series. See more »


Alliser Thorne claimed that the tunnel door is made from cold rolled steel. The process of cold rolling steel requires hydraulics, which hadn't been invented yet. He says: "cold raw steel", not rolled steel. See more »


Rorge: There's a price on your head.
Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane: Guess that's what the king does when you tell him to fuck off.
Rorge: The king's dead. He drank poisoned wine at his own wedding. The bounty on you is for killing Lannister soldiers. 100 silver stags.
Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane: And you thought you were going to collect it? Didn't think very hard, did you?
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Referenced in Game of Thrones: Stormborn (2017) See more »


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Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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Very Good, the final 3 episodes should be one wild ride.

A very good episode which features some great dialogue exchanges and really grabs and holds your interest for the duration of the episode. Along with the previous episode, major decisions and events were set into motion and we will see the results in the final three episodes. Game of thrones never really has simple transitional or filler episodes, and this definitely is not either. Two of my favorite characters are heavily featured in this episode. The first sees an opportunity to try and right some of the wrongs of his past and makes complete sense looking back on everything this season and I'm sure many even saw this coming. The other, probably the most devious mastermind of them all (in my opinion), is constantly manipulating everything and everyone around him for his own personal current and future advancement. Nothing is ever as it seems with this character, and the only thing you can predict with him is that he will make himself better off. By the end of this episode you will may become a little angry due to the fact that you have to wait a week until the next episode. I for one cannot wait to watch these next three episodes play out, it should be one wild ride!

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