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The Laws of Gods and Men 

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Tyrion's trial has come. Yara and her troops storm the Dreadfort to free Theon. Daenerys meets Hizdar zo Loraq. Stannis makes a deal with the Iron Bank of Braavos.


Alik Sakharov


George R.R. Martin (based on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by), David Benioff (created by) | 2 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
Charles Dance ... Tywin Lannister
Natalie Dormer ... Margaery Tyrell
Liam Cunningham ... Davos Seaworth
Stephen Dillane ... Stannis Baratheon
Alfie Allen ... Theon Greyjoy
Iwan Rheon ... Ramsay Snow
Conleth Hill ... Lord Varys
Sibel Kekili ... Shae (as Sibel Kekilli)
Iain Glen ... Jorah Mormont
Pedro Pascal ... Oberyn Martell
Julian Glover ... Grand Maester Pycelle


At the Dreadford, Yara Greyjoy and her men invade the castle to rescue her brother, but she discovers that Theon is completely brainwashed and telling that he is Reek. Yara leaves him behind and returns home. Daenerys listens to the petitions of supplicants and takes decisions. Stannis and Davos go to Braavos seeking a loan. Tyrion's trial begins and Jaime makes a deal with his father to save his brother. But when Shae is summoned to testify, Tyrion is totally devastated. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Tywin Lannister says that dragons have not won a war for 300 years. This refers to the original Targaryen invasion of Westeros three centuries before. Originally from Essos, they were the only house with dragons, with which they quickly conquered most of the other houses and nearly the entire continent. Since then, dragons indeed never won another war. The threat of dragons was instrumental in suppressing revolts in the next decades, and the Dance of the Dragons, a civil war between two Targaryen factions more than a century later, was undecided since both sides had dragons. See more »


In the courtroom scene, when Tywin asks Tyrion if he wishes to confess, the camera shifts to Jamie momentarily. You can see Nikolaj Coster-Waldau move the fingers on his right hand as he is not wearing the gold prosthetic. See more »


Ramsay Snow: Do you love me, Reek?
Theon Greyjoy: Yes, of course, my lord.
Ramsay Snow: Good. Because I need you to do something for me. Something very important. There's a castle, you see. Some bad men hold this castle. I need your help to take this castle back.
Theon Greyjoy: But how can...
Ramsay Snow: I need you to play a role. To pretend to be someone you're not.
Theon Greyjoy: Pretend to be who?
Ramsay Snow: Theon Greyjoy.
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Back when the show was great
17 May 2019 | by abdelmoezhjSee all my reviews

It's very sad to come here after nearly 5 years to say this about the show, this season was the golden age of the show and this episode is its peak, sorry to say that. the show started to decline after that until the catastrophe of season 8 :( . love these days

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Release Date:

11 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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GBP7,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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